Kadai Paneer

By Deepali Jain  |  21st Jan 2016  |  
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Kadai Paneerby Deepali Jain
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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 an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in world. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Kadai Paneer is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Kadai Paneer at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 10 minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Kadai Paneer by Deepali Jain in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Kadai Paneer at your home without any difficulties. Kadai Paneer is one of the representative dishes of world which you can serve in any special occasions.

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.

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