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Kadai paneer recipe
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Kadai paneer recipe

Kadai paneer is one of the easiest paneer recipes I make. Learn how to make the easiest kadai paneer, with simple method. Full video, stepwise pictures post


  • 1 cup Paneer measured thawed
  • 2 Onion cubed
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Capsicum cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger finely chopped or julienne
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1.5 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt - As needed
  • ½ teaspoon Kasoori methi
  • 3 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped

To Temper

  • 2 tablespoon Oil or butter
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds crushed roughly


  • Heat oil in a pan/kadai and temper with the coriander seeds. You can crush it roughly or add whole too.
  • Follow by adding ginger and give a quick fry.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies slit and fry till onion turns transparent.
  • In goes chopped tomatoes followed by salt.
  • Add all the powders- chilli, coriander seeds, garam masala and turmeric.
  • Fry till tomatoes turn gooey. Continue frying till oil oozes out and then add the cubed capsicum and fry for 1 minute.
  • The crunchiness and colour should not change.
  • Add the paneer cubes (paneer cubes should be kept immersed in hot water till use) and crush the kasoori methi within you palms and add it to it.
  • Add ½ cup water and mix well. Cook till the masala coats paneer well and the gravy is thick almost dry. Not too dry too.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves lastly and transfer to the serving dish.



  • Keep paneer immersed in hot water until before you cook.
  • Cook capsicum without changing its crunchiness.
  • You can add ginger garlic paste in place of ginger.Use one tsp.
  • Cook whole process in high flame except while cooking tomatoes.
  • Use fresh paneer for best results instead of frozen.