Easy Way to Make Kadai Paneer

May 30, 2016 12:26 am0 comments

Easy Way to Make Kadai Paneer

Easy Way to Make Kadai Paneer

Recipe & Image: Cooking From The Heart

For 2-3 Persons


  • Paneer – 1 cup cubed
  • Capsicum – 1 cubed (I used half green and half red)
  • Tomatoes – 2 tbsp cubed
  • Onion – 1 chopped finely
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Dhania (Coriander) powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 1 chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies – 2


1. Dry roast coriander seeds and red chillies seperately and grind it with tomato to a fine paste. Dry roasted coriander seeds and red chillies can be coarsely powdered seperately and added too. But I find it easy to combine with tomatoes and grind, either way no big difference in taste.

2. Heat half a tsp of oil, add cubed paneer and toast it until it turns golden brown. Transfer the toasted paneer to hot water for 5mins, drain and keep aside (this is to retain the softness of the paneer). Heat remaining oil in a pan, addgreen chillies and ginger garlic paste saute for a minute.

3. Then add onions, tomato cubes and saute till raw smell leaves and onions turn slightly browned. Then add the tomato puree(with coriander seeds and red chillies grinded). Add chilli powder, garam masala powder and dhaniapowder, give a quick stir. Add required salt.

4. Add kasoori methi , Next add the capsicum and saute till its cooked but retain its crunchiness dont let it become very soft. Add 1/4 cup water and allow it to boil and thicken.

5. Sprinkle little water if its too dry. Add the paneer cubes mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves, gives quick stir and switch off.

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