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Kadai Paneer Quick Recipe at Home

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



  • 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


  • 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.


* 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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