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As the name suggests, kadai paneer is made in a kadai/ thick bottom pan. It is a famous paneer recipe and is cooked widely in North India mainly. Soft paneer cubes blends perfectly with the array of spices used in the gravy.

Cooking time-25 mins

Recipe Servings-4-5


  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 1½ cup Paneer cubes
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 tbsp Garlic ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Kasuri Methi


  • Take a kadai and heat oil in it. Add coriander seeds, red chillies, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom . Roast for 2 min and powder them.
  • Take another pan with oil in it .Add bay leaves, onions, cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste and heat on low flame for 2 mins.
  • Now add tomato, capsicum, salt , ¼ water and mix well.
  • Add the pieces of paneer, powdered spices and add ¼ cup of water again into it .Cover the lid and cook for 5-6 mins more.
  • kadai paneer is ready to be served hot with Naan/Chapattis.

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