how to make kadai paneer recipe at home

Kadai Paneer Recipe – How to Make Kadai Paneer at Home

Kadai paneer recipe is simple and easy to make paneer dish at home. True to its name, this Kadai paneer recipe is made in a Kadai (Indian cookware). Though Kadai paneer gravy recipe curry is popular with restaurants, I like to try other versions too.

Simple Kadai Paneer Recipe

Paneer makes the important ingredient of the Indian diet. Soft paneer cubes dipped in mouth-watering masala compliments your rotis to the fullest. Try out this simple paneer recipe which uses minimal oil.

If you are looking for gravy paneer recipe restaurant-style and found this how to make Kadai paneer recipe, then don’t get confused. Freshly pounded spices and the ambience makes the difference.

Learn to make simple Kadai paneer recipe that uses minimal oil. Relish this yummy Kadai paneer with rotis or naans.

step by step how to make kadai paneer at home or Kadai paneer gravy recipe:

How to Make Kadai Paneer Recipe

Recipe Type: Main course – Curry
Cuisine: North Indian
Author: Cherie
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

Spices:

  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 1 Bayleaf
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 8 Red chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin

Vegetables and other ingredients:

  • 2 medium-sized onions sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 ½ tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 2 Capsicum diced
  • 1 Medium Onions cubed
  • 200 gm of Paneer
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream
  • Handful of finely chopped coriander

Instructions:

  1. In a non-stick pan, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bayleaf, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies.
  2. Fry till aromatic.
  3. Add sliced onions and keep stirring. Cook for a min.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook. Add salt and cover the lid.
  5. We are trying to use as less oil as possible. But if you think that the onions might get burnt, you can add 1 tsp oil.
  6. Once the tomatoes become soft and tender, turn off the flame.
  7. Let it cool and blend to a smooth paste.
  8. In the same pan, add butter or oil.
  9. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw flavour is gone.
  10. Add the slit green chillies.
  11. Add the cubed onions and diced capsicum and sauté.
  12. Add a little salt and toss the ingredients.
  13. Now add the blended paste and stir well.
  14. Add water to adjust the consistency.
  15. Check the seasoning and add salt if needed.
  16. Once the mixture comes to a boil, add cubed paneer and mix well.
  17. Let the paneer cook in the masala for 5 mins with the lid closed.
  18. Add fresh cream and mix well.
  19. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and turn off the flame.

Notes:

* Baby onion shallots can be used to replace the cubed onion.

** This Kadai paneer tastes the best even after using little oil. The oil can be reduced even more if you want to.

how to make kadai paneer recipe at home

Kadai Paneer Quick Recipe at Home

Cherie
Learn to make simple Kadai paneer gravy recipe curry that uses minimal oil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

Spices

  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 1 Bayleaf
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 8 Red chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin

Vegetables and other ingredients:

  • 2 Onions sliced medium-sized
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 Capsicum diced
  • 1 Medium Onions cubed
  • 200 grams Paneer
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a non-stick pan, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and red chillies.
  • Fry till aromatic.
  • Add sliced onions and keep stirring. Cook for a min.
  • Add tomatoes and cook. Add salt and cover the lid.
  • We are trying to use as less oil as possible. But if you think that the onions might get burnt, you can add 1 tsp oil.
  • Once the tomatoes become soft and tender, turn off the flame.
  • Let it cool and blend to a smooth paste.
  • In the same pan, add butter or oil.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw flavor is gone.
  • Add the slit green chillies.
  • Add the cubed onions and diced capsicum and sauté.
  • Add a little salt and toss the ingredients.
  • Now add the blended paste and stir well.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency.
  • Check the seasoning and add salt if needed.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, add cubed paneer and mix well.
  • Let the paneer cook in the masala for 5 mins with the lid closed.
  • Add fresh cream and mix well.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander and turn off the flame.

Notes

* Baby onion shallots can be used to replace the cubed onion.
** This kadai paneer tastes the best even after using little oil. The oil can be reduced even more if you want to.
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how to make kadai paneer recipe

Take a Look at Few More Insanely Delicious Paneer Recipes:

If you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check Matar Paneer, Palak Paneer and Paneer Butter Masala.

1 thought on “Kadai Paneer Recipe – How to Make Kadai Paneer at Home”

  1. 5 stars
    I love cooking repertoire, testing them out with my family and approved. As always, I would love to see how these simple and easy recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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