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Kadai Paneer  Recipe

Paneer cooked in a kadai with a flavourful masala.

This recipe is contributed by Member drchitra phil.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Kadai Paneer

Main Ingredients

Paneer (cottage cheese), Onions





Level Of Cooking



  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes
    250 grams
  • Onions pureed
    3 medium
  • Tomatoes pureed
    3 large
  • Ginger-garlic paste
    2 teaspoons
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam masala
    1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch sticks
  • coriander leaves
    a few
  • Ghee
    2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a kadai and saute the cottage cheese pieces till golden brown. Soak them in 5 cups water.

Step 2

In the same pan add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks, onion paste and ginger garlic paste. Saute well till lightly golden.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and little water. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil. Add tomato puree and mix again.

Step 4

Cover and cook for five minutes till oil surfaces.Add salt and drained cottage cheese pieces. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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