How to make Kadai Paneer - Cottage cheese, onions, capsicum and tomatoes in a spicy bhuna onion tomato masala.

This recipe is contributed by Member dr chitra phil.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kadai Paneer

If you like your paneer in a spicy chatpata masala then kadai paneer recipe is custom made for you. Chunks of pan fried cottage cheese and cubes of tomato and green capsicum cooked in a delicious bhuna onion and tomato masala. The paneer chunks are pan fried and then soaked in warm water which makes them so soft that they just melt in your mouth. With this recipe we bring the secrets of a restaurant style kadai paneer into your home kitchens.

For more recipes related to Kadai Paneer checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry, Shahi Paneer . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Soyabean Mushroom Curry, Brinjals In Chilli Garlic, Chana Dal Laal Saag, Chilli Cheese Baked Potatoes.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kadai Paneer Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes 250 grams

  • Onions pureed 3 medium

  • Tomatoes pureed 3 large

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • Bay leaf 2

  • Cloves 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch sticks

  • Coriander leaves a few

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a kadai and saute the cottage cheese pieces till golden brown. Soak them in 5 cups water.

Step 2

In the same pan add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks, onion paste and ginger garlic paste. Saute well till lightly golden.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and little water. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil. Add tomato puree and mix again.

Step 4

Cover and cook for five minutes till oil surfaces.Add salt and drained cottage cheese pieces. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.