Kadai Paneer | How to make Kadai Paneer

By Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra  |  15th Apr 2016  |  
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About Kadai Paneer Recipe

Tasty and flavourful recipe from north india.

Kadai Paneer

Ingredients to make Kadai Paneer

  • paneer - 500 gms
  • capsicum - 1, cut into cubes
  • onion - 2 medium, paste or finely chopped
  • onion - 1, cut into cubes
  • For gravy...
  • ginger Paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chili - 1 chopped
  • tomato puree - 1 cup
  • turmeric powder 1-2 tsp
  • cumin powder - 2 tsp
  • Chili powder 1-2 tsp
  • Fresh cream 3-4 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1-2 tsp
  • cardamom 2-3
  • cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
  • cloves 3-4
  • cashewnuts 7-8
  • magaz - 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi /dry fenugreek leaves '-1 tbsp
  • Kadai masala ---
  • coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • dry red chili - 2

How to make Kadai Paneer

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds and dry red chillies and grind to a Coarse powder. Ready your kadai masala .keep aside..
  2. Soak cashew nuts and magaz in warm water for 40 - 45 minutes. Grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat kadai with 3-4 tbsp of oil. Add bay leaf, green cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  4. Then add onion paste /chopped .saute onion until gets light brown colour.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped green chili. Keep stirring.
  6. Add tomato puree, Give a nice stir.
  7. Add turmeric, chili, cumin powder, salt to taste and mix it well.
  8. Add beaten curd, cashew and magaz paste. Mix it well. Keep stirring.
  9. Add a small cup of water. Give a stir, reduce flame for 5-6 minutes.
  10. Add kadai paneer masala and paneer cubes followed by onion and capsicum. Mix it well.
  11. Keep gravy as per your desired consistency. Add garam masala, fresh cream and add crushed kasuri methi. Check seasoning and adjust accordingly. Sprinkle some coriander leaves.
  12. Serve hot.

Reviews for Kadai Paneer (5)

Saquib Salam3 years ago

It's first time when I cooked first time for my whole family, and I was very nervous that how it will taste. But, when I served all said I am a great cook, it tested very testy. Thanx for such a nice recipe. Hats off to you.

garima bhatnagar3 years ago


Nisha Halwasiya4 years ago

what is kadai paneer masala

Muskan Choudhary4 years ago


Suman Agarwal4 years ago

first step it's bay leaf not gay leaf plz correct it