Kadai Paneer Recipe

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Kadai Paneer
How To Make Kadai Paneer
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Kadai Paneer Recipe | Paneer Recipe: A quintessential paneer specialty that can be always found on a restaurant menu and dinner parties! A sumptuous paneer dish that tops a vegetarian's list, this paneer recipe can be made dry, semi dry or in a gravy version. We have here is a semi dry paneer recipe that can be served as a main dish at a dinner party or on festivals and special occasions as well, along with a chapati, paratha or some cooked rice.

Ingredients in Kadai Paneer Recipe | Punjabi Style Paneer Recipe: Cottage cheese (paneer) pieces cooked in thick zingy gravy of hung curd, bay leaves and chillies while retaining the aroma of varied spices.

Ingredients of Kadai Paneer

  • 500 Gram paneer (cottage cheese)(cubed - deep fried to a light brown)
  • 3-4 Green chillies (slit a little)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup hung curd
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper, powdered
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, powdered
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (for garnish), chopped

How to Make Kadai Paneer

  • 1.Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves.
  • 2.When the seeds begin to splutter, add the ginger paste. Saute till a light brown.
  • 3.Add the curd, turmeric, salt, garam masala, red pepper and the coriander powder, and stir-fry till the fat separates.
  • 4.Add the paneer and the green chillies and saute over high heat till the paneer is well mixed with the masalas.
  • 5.Serve the kadhai paneer hot, garnished with the coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes

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Key Ingredients: paneer (cottage cheese)(cubed - deep fried to a light brown), Green chillies (slit a little), ginger paste, hung curd, oil, cumin seeds, Bay leaves, turmeric, salt, garam masala, red pepper, coriander seeds, coriander leaves (for garnish)