Kadai Paneer
Kadai Paneer | Easy Kadai Paneer Recipe
Written by Jayashree
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Kadai Paneer is a delicious side dish from North Indian cuisine. It is ideal to pair with Indian flatbreads as tandoori roti, naan, chapati or phulka. 

Kadai Paneer is a popular side dish made with cubes of paneer and capsicum, served in a small, beautiful metal pot (known as kadai in Hindi) with two handles in most restaurants. The kadai masala is prepared  using a few spices but here I have a quick, semi-dry version with the addition of whole spices.  I have lightly roasted the coriander and ground them coarsely.  This tasty North Indian sabzi is ready in 30 minutes from scratch. You can serve it with kulcha or roomali roti too. 

Paneer, commonly called as cottage cheese, is loved by most people and finds a place in many dishes. It is a rich source of milk protein . It is commonly used in gravies. snacks  and many kind of sweets. It is made by curdling milk.  Today, many brands have ready to eat which you can just simmer and eat with hot rotis or phulka. We recently had these paneer indie bowl and they were tasty. 

Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer

Why should you make this Kadai Paneer recipe ?

  • easy to prepare
  • tasty
  • ideal to serve for lunch
  • loved by both kids and adults
  • goodness of paneer

Kadai Paneer Recipe 

Ingredients:

200 grams paneer
2 tablespoon oil
2 sticks of one inch cinnamon
2 cloves
2 bay leaf
2 red chillies broken into half
2 tablespoon coriander seed 
1 large onion
10 cloves garlic
2 pieces of ginger
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 capsicum
5 tomato
salt to taste

 

Method: 

  1. Dry roast the coriander seed and grind it coarsely. 
  2. Grind ginger and garlic to a paste.
  3. Cut onion and tomato finely.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves, red chillies and half the quantity of coriander seed powder. Saute for sometime.
  5. Add onion pieces and saute for a minute. Put ginger garlic paste and  saute it for sometime.  Put the capsicum pieces into it and let them cook for a while
  6. Put coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix them well. 
  7. Add tomato and salt. Mix and let them cook until they are mushy and the oil separates. 
  8. Keep the paneer ready to use by thawing them in warm water and cutting into small pieces.
  9. Put the paneer pieces and half a cup of water to it.
  10. Let cook for sometime. Garnish with coriander leaves. 
  11. Kadai Paneer is ready to serve.

Take a tip: 

  • You may add a few fried cashew pieces.
  • It is best to consume paneer dishes soon after preparation. 

Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer is a popular side dish from North Indian cuisine. It pairs well with roti, naan, phulka or chapati.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, north indian
Keyword kadai paneer recipe, north indian sabzi, paneer recipes, semi dry sabzi, side dish for roti
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 200 grams paneer
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 sticks of one inch cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 red chillies broken into half
  • 2 tablespoon coriander seed
  • 1 large onion
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 pieces of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 capsicum
  • 5 to mato
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Dry roast the coriander seed and grind it coarsely.
  2. Grind ginger and garlic to a paste.
  3. Cut onion and tomato finely.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves, red chillies and half the quantity of coriander seed powder. Saute for sometime.
  5. Add onion pieces and saute for a minute. Put ginger garlic paste and  saute it for sometime.  Put the capsicum pieces into it and let them cook for a while
  6. Put coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix them well.
  7. Add tomato and salt. Mix and let them cook until they are mushy and the oil separates.
  8. Keep the paneer ready to use by thawing them in warm water and cutting into small pieces.
  9. Put the paneer pieces and half a cup of water to it.
  10. Let cook for sometime. Garnish with coriander powder.

  11. Kadai Paneer is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You may add a few fried cashew pieces.
  • Paneer dishes should be consumed soon after preparation.

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7 Comments
  1. mayurisjikoni

    Love kadai paneer, easy to make and so delicious. My family loves to have it with some hot garlic naan.

    Reply
  2. themadscientistskitchen

    Simple, easy and delicious Kadai paneer. Will love this everygreen dish with some roti and raita on the side.

    Reply
  3. seema

    Naab and khadai paneer is my kids favorite combo. It is treat day to get both together for them.

    Reply
  4. Kalyani

    The semi dry version of kadai paneer is so inviting,. Jayashree..with some hot phulkas this is a dinner treat

    Reply
  5. Maria

    Love this delicious recipe with just a handful of kitchen staple ingredients for busy weekdays. Love the addition of capsicum to this yummy kadai!

    Reply
  6. Azlin Bloor

    This kadai paneer looks absolutely delicious, Jaya. Definitely one to make!

    Reply

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