Kadai Paneer | How to make Kadai Paneer

By Deepali Jain  |  21st Jan 2016  |  
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About Kadai Paneer Recipe

A rich and flavourful dish from my family to yours. It is a sure crowd pleaser.

Kadai Paneer is delicious and authentic dish. Kadai Paneer by Deepali Jain is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Kadai Paneer is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 10 minutes and it takes 20 minutes to cook it properly. Kadai Paneer is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Kadai Paneer. Kadai Paneer is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Kadai Paneer is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Kadai Paneer at your home.

Kadai Paneer

Ingredients to make Kadai Paneer

  • 2-3 small tomatoes, chopped in square chunks
  • 1/2 inch ginger, sliced
  • 1-2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 2 cloves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1/4 cup of tomato ketchup/ sauce
  • 1/2 cup of makhane (lotus seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon mix of cashew, almonds & raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice powder
  • milk to adjust consistency (as required, I used 1/4 cup)

How to make Kadai Paneer

  1. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan, add asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon, big cardamom, cloves, bayleaf. Gently roast them till they leave natural aroma.
  2. Add tomato chunks, slit green chilli and ginger slices. Roast them.
  3. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to taste. Toss the ingredients gently and cover the pan. Allow to cook for 5-10 minutes till tender.
  4. To this mixture, add cashews, almonds, raisins, lotus seeds, tomato sauce and sugar. Mix well.
  5. Sprinkle all-spice powder. Now add enough milk to reach a desired consistency. Usually this gravy is served thick than runny, so adjust accordingly.
  6. Allow the mixture to boil. Remove from flame and allow to cool completely.
  7. Now remove using tweezers, bayleaf, cinnamon stick, big cardamom and cloves. Grind the gravy into a paste. At this stage you can freeze the gravy for future use.
  8. When ready to use, remove and thaw it well. Add paneer or any other vegetable like capsicum or mix vegetables, simmer gently for few minutes.
  9. Serve hot with naan or parantha. Before adding vegetables, you would need to cook them (par boiled/ stir fry or steam).

My Tip:

Adjust consistency using milk. Do remember that this gravy is served thick. You can also use the gravy for making many other varieties like Navratan korma, Veg Jalfrezi, etc. Before adding vegetables, you would need to cook them (par boiled/ stir fry or steam) This gravy freezes well, so you can make double or triple quantity and then freeze the remaining gravy. Thaw and use as and when required.

Reviews for Kadai Paneer (19)

Sarika Jain3 months ago


Adv Rajni Gupta4 months ago


Rishika Pathak6 months ago


Piyali Moitra10 months ago

Can we use any other thing to replace the lotus seed?

manasa Deevi10 months ago

Awesome recipe. Will definitely try


We don't have to add onions and garlic ?

Pallavi Khandelwala year ago

I will try this recipe

varsha dassa year ago

I will definitely try this recipe, yummy...

Latha Rama year ago


Bindiya Sharmaa year ago

looks lovely!

Neetu Bharti2 years ago


Aman Chauhan2 years ago


aakriti gupta2 years ago


Rounak Gautam2 years ago


CA Shruti Agrawal2 years ago

all spice powder means ?

Anshu Gulati2 years ago


Pushpanjali Kaushik2 years ago


Kuldip Bhandari2 years ago


Sujata Limbu2 years ago

Looks beautiful Deepali :D