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Kadai Paneer by Chef Kunal Kapur

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Kadai Paneer by Chef Kunal Kapur

Kadai Paneer कड़ाई पनीर How to Make Restaurant Style | Kunal Kapur Indian Curry Recipes Chef Kapoor

  • Suitable for vegetarian
  • Serves 2
  • Medium



Kadai Paneer is one of the most loved curries of India & each restaurant has its own version. I present to you a classic recipe from my home kitchen. #KadaiPaneer #KKitchen #KunalKapurRecipes #paneer #paneerrecipes


For Dry Kadai Masala*

  • Dry red chilli – 2no
  • Peppercorn – 2tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 2tbsp
  • Cumin – 2tbsp

For Wet Masala

  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Butter – 3tbsp
  • Bayleaf – 1no
  • Onion Chopped – 1 cup
  • Ginger chopped – 1tbsp
  • Garlic chopped – ¾ tbsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 1tsp
  • Tomatoes chopped – 1cup
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tomato puree (fresh) – 1 cup

For paneer

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Onion diced – ½ cup
  • Tomato dices – 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum diced – 1cup
  • Paneer cubes – 2cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • *Dry Kadai masala – 2tbsp
  • Dry methi powder – a generous pinch
  • Coriander chopped – 1 tbsp




For dry kadai masala – To prepare the dry kadai masala heat a pan and add all the spices. Dry roast on low heat for 2-3min. Remove to a plate to cool it a bit and then add them to the mortar pestle and grind them coarsely. Keep aside.


For wet masala – In a fresh kadai heat oil and butter. Add bayleaf and chopped onions and cook them till they brown evenly. Add chopped ginger & garlic and cook for another 3mins.


Add in the tomatoes and stir, sprinkle turmeric, coriander powder and salt & cook for 2 min. Pour in the fresh tomato puree and cook on low heat till the masala thickens and oil oozes out from the sides.


For paneer – Meanwhile heat a fresh pan add oil, add onion diced, capsicum and toss them for a minute on high heat. Add paneer and tomatoes, salt ad dry kadai masala. Give a quick toss and add them to the wet masala. Heat them together with a dash of water. Sprinkle dry methi powder and chopped coriander.


Cook till the consistency is thick. Remove and serve hot.

Chef Kunal Kapur

Having served the world with his delicious delicacies, Chef Kunal Kapur is revered by every food connoisseur. An all-in-one Indian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality, Kunal Kapur has helped all of us get a taste of his cooking secrets through his cookbooks.

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