Kadai Paneer Recipe

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Kadai Paneer (or Kadhai Paneer or Karahi Paneer) is a very popular North Indian vegetarian side dish across India. Typically served alongside roti, naan, paratha or fried rice, this is made with paneer (cottage cheese), onion and capsicum cooked with a mixture of spices.
Kadai Paneer (Kadhai Paneer)
Paneer – 250 gms, chopped into squares or cubes
Capsicum – 2, chopped
Tomatoes – 2, chopped
Onion – 2, finely chopped
Saunf – 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

For the masala powder:
Dry Red Chillies – 5
Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp
Cloves – 2
Cardamom – 2
Cinnamon – 2
Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Peppercorns – 1 tsp

1. Dry roast the masala powder ingredients and grind to a coarse powder.
2. Keep aside.
3. Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame.
4. Saute half of the onions, capsicums and paneer separately.
5. Add a little oil to the same pan.
6. Add saunf and fry for 30 seconds.
7. Add the remaining onions and saute well.
8. Add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, tomatoes and ground masala powder.
9. Add a little water and stir well.
10. Add the paneer, onions and capsicum.
11. Keep stirring till the oil starts to separate.
12. Remove and transfer to a serving dish.
13. Serve hot with naan or roti.

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9 thoughts on “Kadai Paneer

  1. ahmedpasha said on April 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

    i like vegeterian & non veg reciepes

  2. parvathy said on February 18, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Tooo goood… thanks a lot!

  3. parvathy said on February 18, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Tried it today! was really really yum ExcellanT

  4. Sapna said on February 16, 2010 at 4:52 am

    This is excellent

  5. Tauseef said on October 31, 2009 at 4:06 am

    It’s Delicious…….

  6. khadija said on October 5, 2009 at 7:29 am

    ok otday is my moms bday and i think i will try it out…it better b good….lol….i am a new cook any way!!!!

  7. harshbirla said on September 13, 2009 at 10:38 am

    its good.

  8. anirudh said on September 17, 2008 at 2:42 am

    really awesome

  9. anamika said on June 20, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    excelllent !!!!!!!!!!!

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