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Kadhai paneer masala

Sujata Limbu
5 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kadhai paneer masala RECIPE

A classic paneer dish that never fails to tingle the taste buds.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 250 grams paneer, cut into cubes
  2. 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  3. 2 medium sized tomatoes, pureed
  4. 1 green capsicum, cut
  5. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  6. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  8. 1 tsp coriander powder
  9. 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  10. 1 inch cinnamon stick
  11. 2 bay leafs
  12. 3 cloves
  13. 2 tbsp ghee
  14. salt to taste


  1. Take a kadai and heat the ghee in it, saute and cook the paneer cubes till they are golden brown in colour. Soak these fried paneer cubes in a bowl of water.
  2. In the same pan, add all the spices and saute, then put in the onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute and cook till the onion is beautifully golden brown in colour.
  3. Next, put in the capsicum and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Then add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala along with some water. Bring this to a boil, then add in the tomato puree and mix it well together.
  5. Cover this pan and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain the soaked paneer cubes and put it in along with salt to taste.
  6. Serve this dish hot alongside chapatis.

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Manasvi Tyagi
Manasvi Tyagi   Nov-30-2018

Great dish thanks

Anupama Chaturvedi
Anupama Chaturvedi   Nov-29-2017

very very tasty

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