Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Kadai Paneer Subzi

Kadhai Paneer, deep fried paneer in a tomato based thick creamy gravy that has a blend of spice and flavours.

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A tantalizing dish to rustle up when you are in a hurry. Replace the paneer with mixed boiled vegetables to make subzi kadai.

A hot bowlful of this subzi can perfectly match any Rotis of your choice.

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Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Kadai Paneer Subzi recipe - How to make Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Kadai Paneer Subzi

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1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 1 inch cubes
oil for deep-frying
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds , dry roasted and crushed
1 tsp ginger (adrak)
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
salt to taste
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/4 tsp punjabi garam masala
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) for the garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non- stick kadhai and fry the paneer cubes for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Put in warm water for 15 minutes. Drain again and keep aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a kadhai, add the coriander seeds and sauté for half a minute.
  4. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for another minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes and sauté with ¼ cup of water for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add more ¼ cup of water and cook on a medium flame for another 6 to 7 minutes or till the oil separates from the gravy, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the chilli powder, cream and dried fenugreek leaves and salt and simmer for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the paneer, cardamom powder, punjabi garam masala and sugar and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Kadai Paneer Subzi
 on 27 Jun 19 08:15 PM

love the recipe ??
Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Kadai Paneer Subzi
 on 16 Aug 17 04:55 PM

yummy....... I made it and hubby liked it so much. Thanq mam for this yummy recepie
Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Kadai Paneer Subzi
 on 24 May 16 12:31 AM

Yummy receipe. Love your all receipe mam.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sangita , we are delighted you loved the Kadhai Paneer recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
24 May 16 09:37 AM
Kadhai Paneer ( Punjabi Subzi )
 on 12 May 12 01:07 PM

A very tasty gravy. I substituted the paneer with mixed vegetables and that also tastes amazing.
Kadhai Paneer
 on 08 Oct 10 07:21 PM

This is an aromatic dish, with rich spicy flavour and taste. I loved taking in the flavours of the spice as I was cooking it. The ingredients complement Paneer beautifully, except for Cardamom which I thought overshadowed the flavour of the dhania powder and the garam masala. This could, of course, be attributed to personal choice. But I would give cardamom a miss the next time. Overall, this fragrant dish is true to the spirit of Indian cuisine - spicy and rich, yet fairly simple to cook!