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Kadai Paneer Recipe

Kadai Paneer
How To Make Kadai Paneer

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.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Intermediate

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

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

Recipe Notes

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