Kadai Paneer is one of the most common paneer gravies. It is extremely flavorful and delicious. Kadai Paneer gets its flavor from the freshly ground masala powder, that I am going to show you in the recipe. Serve the Kadai Paneer recipe with roti, phulkas or naans or even pulao or ghee rice.

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Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Number of Servings: 4-5 persons


To Make Fried Onion & Capsicum
Oil – 2 tsp
Onion – 1 No. (cut into cubes)
Capsicum – 1 no. (cut into cubes)

To fry Paneer
Paneer – 400 gms

To Make Masala Powder
Coriander Seeds – 1 tbsp
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Bay Leaf – 2 nos.
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Clove – 4 nos.
Red Chili – 4 nos.

To Make Onion & Tomato Paste
Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp
Garlic – 5 cloves
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Onion – 2 nos. (thinly sliced)
Tomato – 3 nos. (chopped)

To Make Kadai Paneer
Oil – 1 tbsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
Ground onion & tomato paste
Ground masala powder – 1 1/2 tbsp
Kashmiri Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Water – 1 1/2 cups
Fresh Cream – 1 tbsp
Kasuri Methi


For Fried Onion & Capsicum:
1. To a pan add oil, onion and capsicum and saute the vegetables for 2 mins.

For Fried Paneer
1. Chop Paneer roughly and keep them in a bowl.
2. Heat some oil in a kadai and fry the paneer pieces
3. Take them out once they are golden brown in color, keep them aside

For Masala Powder
1. To a pan, add the ingredients for masala powder one by one.
2. Keep the flame on medium and roast for 2 mins, till they turn aromatic.
2. Let them cool and grind the mixture to a fine powder.

For Kadai Paneer
1. To the same kadai add oil, ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes, salt and saute them well
2. Cook these for 5-8 mins on medium flame.
3. Once they are cooked well, let them cool and grind it to a fine paste
4. To the kadai, add oil and butter. Then add the ground masala paste and some water. Bring it to a boil.
5. After the masala gravy thickens, salt, chili powder, and the ground masala powder.
6. Once the gravy thickens and oil separates, add the fried onion and capsicum wedges.
7. Now add water and keep the flame on medium.
8. Close and cook the gravy for about 10 – 15 mins.
9. After the oil separates, add fried paneer.
10. After a minute, add fresh cream and some crushed kasoori methi
13. Gently mix everything and turn off the stove
14. Serve the Kadai Paneer hot with some hot phulkas

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