How to make Kadai Paneer Recipe (Step by Step with Images and Video)

How to make Kadai Paneer Recipe (Step by Step with Images and Video)

In this post I am going to show you how to make kadai paneer recipe.

Paneer Kadai Recipe


Kadai Paneer is a very versatile recipe.
There are a lot of ingredients involved in this recipe and it does take some time to cook but it worth all the efforts.
As there are a lot of ingredients involved in the gravy of this recipe, you can enjoy only gravy of this recipe with chapati or naan (if you prefer) or you can also add vegetables of your choice like green peas etc.

Kadai Paneer Recipe

Kadai Paneer is traditional Indian recipe. This recipe involves a lot of vegetables and you can also add vegetables of your choice in it. The gravy of this recipe is so versatile is that you can enjoy it even without paneer and you can add vegetables of your choice such as green peas in it.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: kadai paneer recipe
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 253kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces Cashew
  • salt according to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil

Dry spices

  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 8-10 black pepper seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds

Vegetables

  • 2 capsicum large diced
  • 4 onion 2 onions small diced and 2 large diced
  • 2-3 green chillies according to taste
  • 3 tomato chopped
  • 4-5 garlic
  • 3 inch ginger chopped

Dairy Products

  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 200 gm paneer
  • 1 tsp coriander powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the pan and roast  cumin seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom, fenugreek seeds, cloves, black pepper for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer all the roasted dry spices in blending jar and blend it
  • Again preheat pan and and add 2 tablespoons oil in it.
  • Then add finely small diced onions, garlic, ginger and cook it for 3 minutes
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and cooked it for some time (approximately 2 minutes)
  • Then add cashews in it and stir well and cover and cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Then transfer all the material in a blending jar and add 1 tablespoon of water in it and blend it. And now our vegetable puree is ready.
  • Then again preheat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil in it.
  • Then add bay leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and stir well. Here don’t cook all the spices for too long. Cook them for maximum 1 minute or else they will get burnt out. 
  • Then add our vegetable puree in the pan and stir well.
  • Now add capsicum and large diced onions in the puree and stir well.
  • Now add water in the puree. You can also add some water in the blending are which you used for blending the puree and then add the same water in our the pan. You should add approximately 3-4 tablespoon of water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then again add 4-5 tablespoon of water in the pan you can add more are less water according to the thickness you prefer. Then again cover and cook it for 2 minutes.
  • Now add salt (according to your taste), kasuri methi and blended roasted masala in the pan and stir well.
  • Then add paneer cubes in the pan and 2-3 tablespoon of water and cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • At the end add garam masala powder, cream and fresh coriander in the pan, stir well. Then cover and cook for 2 minutes and 
  • Now your kadai Paneer recipe is ready to serve. You can enjoy it with roti, naan or even with rice if you like.

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How to make Kadai Paneer recipe

  • Firstly preheat the pan and roast dry spices that is cumin seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom, fenugreek seeds, cloves, black pepper for 3 minutes.
Preheat the pan and roast all the dry spices
Preheat the pan and roast all the dry spices
  • Then transfer all the roasted dry spices in blending jar and blend it.
blend dry spices
blend dry spices
  • Again preheat pan and and add 2 tablespoons oil in it.
preheat pan and and add 2 tablespoons oil
preheat pan and and add 2 tablespoons oil
  • Then add finely small diced onions, garlic, ginger and cook it until slight change in onions’ colour. Cook it for 3 minutes approx.
add finely small diced onions, garlic, ginger
add finely small diced onions, garlic, ginger
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and cooked it until tomatoes turns mushy (approximately 2 minutes)
add chopped tomatoes and cooked it
add chopped tomatoes and cooked it
  • Then add cashews in it, stir well and cover and cook for 2 minutes.
add cashews in it
add cashews in it
  • Then transfer all the material in a blending jar and add 1 tablespoon of water in it and blend it. You can add more water if needed. And now our vegetable puree is ready.
Puree
Puree
  • Then again preheat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil in it.
preheat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil
preheat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Then add bay leaves, green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and stir well. Here don’t cook all the spices for too long. Cook them for maximum 1 minute or else they will get burnt out.
add green chillies and dry spices
add green chillies and dry spices
  • Then add our vegetable puree in the pan and stir well.
add our vegetable puree in the pan
add our vegetable puree in the pan
  • Now add capsicum and large diced onions in the puree and stir well.
add capsicum and large diced onions
add capsicum and large diced onions
  • Now add water in the puree. You can also add some water in the blending are which you used for blending the puree and then add the same water in our the pan. You should add approximately 3-4 tablespoon of water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
add water
  • Then again add 4-5 tablespoon of water in the pan you can add more are less water according to the thickness you prefer. Then again cover and cook it for 2 minutes.
cover and cook
  • Now add salt (according to your taste), kasuri methi and blended roasted masala in the pan and stir well.
add salt, kasuri methi and blended roasted masala
add salt, kasuri methi and blended roasted masala
  • Then add paneer cubes in the pan and 2-3 tablespoon of water and cover and cook for 2 minutes.
add paneer cubes
add paneer cubes
  • At the end add garam masala powder, cream and fresh coriander in the pan, stir well. Then cover and cook for 2 minutes.
add garam masala powder, cream and fresh coriander
add garam masala powder, cream and fresh coriander
  • Now your Kadai Paneer Recipe is ready to serve. You can enjoy it with roti, naan or even with rice if you like.
kadai Paneer recipe is ready to serve
kadai Paneer recipe is ready to serve
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