Kadai Paneer | How to make Kadai Paneer

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ByDeepali Jain
Created on 21st Jan 2016
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Kadai Paneerby Deepali Jain
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  • By Deepali Jain
    Created on 21st Jan 2016

About Kadai Paneer

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

Kadai Paneer is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Kadai Paneer by Deepali Jain is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Kadai Paneer at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Kadai Paneer is a dish which comes from world cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 2 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Kadai Paneer takes 10 minute for the preparation and 20 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Kadai Paneer make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Kadai Paneer will be the best option for you. The flavor of Kadai Paneer is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Kadai Paneer at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves2People
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 (17)

Rishika Pathaka month ago

Piyali Moitra5 months ago
Can we use any other thing to replace the lotus seed?

manasa Deevi5 months ago
Awesome recipe. Will definitely try

KRITIKA SINGH6 months ago
We don't have to add onions and garlic ?

Pallavi Khandelwal8 months ago
I will try this recipe

varsha dass9 months ago
I will definitely try this recipe, yummy...

Latha Ram10 months ago

Bindiya Sharmaa year ago
looks lovely!

Neetu Bhartia year ago

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CA Shruti Agrawala year ago
all spice powder means ?

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Sujata Limbu2 years ago
Looks beautiful Deepali :D