Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer


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If you need a quick but irresistible recipe to satiate your hunger pangs or that of a sudden guest's, try this dish of cubed paneer combined with a spicy kadhai gravy! The aroma of spices cooking in simmering tomatoes is an unmistakeable signature of this dish!

Kadai Paneer goes well with Indian breads like Phudina Naan, Tandoori Roti and also with plain Chapati.

Enjoy how to make Kadai Paneer recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer recipe - How to make Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Basic Kadai Gravy
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
10 whole dry kashmiri red chillies
2 1/2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
2 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato puree
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste

For Kadai Paneer
1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 37 mm. cubes
oil for deep-frying
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 cup sliced capsicum
salt to taste
a pinch of sugar
1/2 cup fresh cream

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
For the basic kadai gravy

    For the basic kadai gravy
  1. Combine the red chillies and coriander seeds and dry roast on a hot tava (griddle) for 30 seconds.
  2. Remove and keep aside to cool.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the prepared powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for another 30 seconds.
  7. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the oil separates, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Mash it a little using a potato masher.
  9. Add the tomato puree, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, salt and approx 2 tbsp water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Use as required.

For kadai paneer

    For kadai paneer
  1. To make kadai paneer, heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the paneer pieces till they turn light brown in colour. Drain on absorbent paper and place in lukewarm water for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till they turn translucent for approx. 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the kadhai gravy, coriander-cumin seeds powder,chilli powder, turmeric powder,garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for another minute.
  4. Add the capsicum, 1 cup water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring once in between.
  5. Add the paneer, salt and cook on a slow flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the cream, mix well and serve the kadai paneer hot garnished with coriander.

Kadai Paneer Video by Tarla Dalal

Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer recipe with step by step photos

For the Kadai gravy:

  1. To make Kadhai gravy for Kadhai Paneer, heat a tava and add the red chillies to it.
  2. Now, add the coriander seeds.
  3. Dry roast them for about 30 seconds. This is done to extract more flavour from both the ingredients.
  4. Transfer them to a plate and keep it aside to cool.
  5. Now, put them in a mixer jar and blend the ingredients together in a mixer to a fine powder. Break the chillies into pieces so that the process of blending becomes easy. Keep it aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a kadhai, and add the garlic into it.
  7. Sauté the garlic well on a medium flame for a few seconds, till they release their aroma into the oil.
  8. Add the prepared powder of roasted red chillies and coriander seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  9. Add the green chillies for more spice.
  10. Sauté on a medium flame for another 30 seconds.
  11. Add the tomatoes.
  12. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes or till the oil separates from the mixture. Do not forget to stir occasionally.
  13. Mash the mixture well using a potato masher.
  14. Now, add the tomato purée.
  15. Add the dried fenugreek leaves to flavour the gravy.
  16. Also add garam masala to perk up the flavours of the Kadai gravy.
  17.  Add the salt to taste.
  18. Add approx 2 tbsp water.
  19. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

How to Proceed for the Kadhai Paneer

  1. To make Kadai Paneer, heat the oil in a kadhai and add the onions to it. We add them for pungency.
  2. Sauté on a medium flame for about 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  3. Add the prepared kadhai gravy.
  4. Now, we will add all our dry masalas. First add the garam masala.
  5. Then, add the coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  6. Then, add chilli powder for the spice.
  7. Add the turmeric powder for the colour.
  8. Add the dried fenugreek leaves. Always crush the Kasoori methi well between your palms before you add them to extract more flavour.
  9. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  10. Now, add the capsicum.
  11. Add 1 cup water and mix well.
  12. Cook on a medium flame for about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir at least once in between.
  13. Its now time to add the paneer. We have used fresh paneer but, you can deep-fry the paneer pieces if you wish to, till they turn light brown in colour. Make sure that the Paneer you take is neither too soft nor too firm. Drain them on an absorbent paper after you have fried them.Put them in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. This will soften the fried paneer and remove the excess oil.
  14. Also, add the salt to taste.
  15. Cook the Kadai Paneer ( Restuarant style Kadai Paneer) on a slow flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  16. Finally, add the cream to add richness to the Kadai Paneer ( Restuarant style Kadai Paneer) and mix well.
  17. Serve the Kadai Paneer ( Restuarant style Kadai Paneer) hot garnished with coriander.

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Reviews

Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
5
 on 04 Nov 19 02:45 PM


Hello.. yesterday I tried this recipe.. & it was wonderful. fragrance n mouth watering taste it was ..
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Tarla Dalal    Shruthi, we are delighted you liked the Kadai Paneer recipe. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe. Thanks.
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04 Nov 19 03:40 PM
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
5
 on 21 May 19 11:01 AM


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Tarla Dalal    We have put the recipe of kadai gravy with photos now. The gravy is used to make kadai paneer.
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05 Nov 19 11:43 AM
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
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 on 05 Oct 16 08:29 AM


Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
5
 on 04 Feb 16 05:21 PM


Hloo Your Recipie Is wonderfull But Can U Tell me Which Oil You Have Used Nd Iff We Dont Add Garlic nd onion Is The Taste Will Same Or Can U Tell any Replacement For them Plz I M Waitng For Your Reply Thnk U
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Smeha, we have used refined oil The taste with onion and garlic will taste much better but if you do not eat onion and garlic omit it. Do try the recipe and let us know how you liked it... Happy Cooking !!
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05 Feb 16 03:10 PM
Kadai Paneer ( Popular Restaurant Gravy )
5
 on 12 Sep 15 06:30 PM


A must try recipe.... Best one so far...
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please continue to review recipes which you have made and loved from tarladalal.com It will help thousands of food lovers to try the recipe based on your review.
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14 Sep 15 12:35 PM
Kadai Paneer ( Popular Restaurant Gravy )
5
 on 14 Jun 13 12:58 PM


This recipe is totally restaurant style...creamy and tasty..I serve it with hot parathas or naans and a raita....
Kadai Paneer ( Popular Restaurant Gravy )
5
 on 15 Mar 13 10:52 AM


Tarla Dalal's Kadai Paneer video inspired me to try this recipe. Paneer cubes though fried were soft and nice, the kadhai gravy was the heart of this recipe.A very rich and creamy subzi.