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Kadhai Paneer

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Adjust Servings:
For Wet Kadai Masala
¼ cup Oil
¼ cup Butter
2 cups Onion chopped
1tbsp Green chilli chopped
1 tbsp Garlic chopped
1 ½ tbsp Ginger chopped
1 ½ tbsp Red Chilli Powder
½ tsp Turmeric
1tbsp Coriander powder
½ tbsp Roasted Cumin Powder
to taste Salt
2cups Tomato chopped
2cups Tomato puree (fresh)
For Finishing
2tbsp Oil
2 tbsp Butter
2tsp Red chilli flakes
(cracked) - 1tsp Peppercorn
(cracked) - 2tbsp Coriander seeds
(cracked) - 2tsp Cumin
1tsp Green chilli chopped
1 tsp Garlic chopped
1 tsp Ginger chopped
handful Green Capsicum Chopped
handful Red Capsicum Chopped
handful Yellow Capsicum Chopped
½ cup Onion small diced
½ cup Tomato chopped
to taste Salt
1cup Water
3cups Paneer Cubes
½ tsp Kasoori methi powder
handful Coriander chopped
(optional) - ¼ cup Cream

Kadhai Paneer

Punjabi Style Kadai Paneer

  • Suitable for vegetarian

Kadai Paneer Yum.

  • 60mins
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


  • For Wet Kadai Masala

  • For Finishing



Kadai Paneer is one of the easiest to prepare paneer dish. You can make it at times when you have surprising guests, or in no mood to go for a cooking.



For wet masala

Heat a pan and add oil and butter. Add onions and cook them on even heat till they start to brown. At this stage add chopped chillies, ginger and garlic. Stir and cook them for 2mins. Lower the heat and sprinkle chilli powder, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder and salt. Give a quick stir and add chopped tomatoes & fresh tomato puree.


Cook for 12-15mins or till the oil oozes out of the masala. Remove this we masala from heat and keep aside.


For finishing Kadhai Paneer

In a fresh pan add oil and butter and sprinkle chilli, peppercorn, coriander and cumin seeds. Give a quick stir and add in green chillies, garlic and ginger. Cook for a minute and add in the capsicum, onion and tomato dices. Sprinkle some salt and toss them for a minute on high heat. Add the wet masala and toss together, add some water, paneer cubes, kasoori methi powder and cook them together till the masala comes together into a thick coating consistency.


Turn off the heat, sprinkle coriander and pour cream. Mix them together and server it hot.

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