Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer

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When you go to a restaurant and wish to order a dish that everyone will like, Kadai Paneer is one of the first options that is voted for!

This all-time favourite paneer dish is so popular because of the rich texture and intense flavour of the gravy, which results from the interplay of ingredients like tomato puree and fresh cream with veggies like onion and capsicum, not to forget a whole lot of spice powders including garam masala and dried fenugreek leaves.

This gravy gives the paneer a beautiful base to rest on and show off its succulent texture. Enjoy the Kadai Paneer hot, with a garnish of fresh coriander!

Baby Corn Masala , Baingan Bhurta , Bhojpuri Aloo , Dahiwale Simla Mirch and Kadhai Khumbh Subzi are a few other subzis you can cook in a microwave.

Kadai Paneer recipe - How to make Kadai Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into thick strips
3/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
3/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
4 tbsp tomato puree
1/4 cup sliced capsicum
1 tbsp fresh cream
a pinch of sugar
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Combine the oil, onions, garlic and ginger in a microwave safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and kasuri methi, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato purée, capsicum and 1/4 cup of water, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the paneer, fresh cream, sugar, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy255 cal
Protein7.9 g
Carbohydrates8.2 g
Fiber0.6 g
Fat21.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.5 mg
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Kadai Paneer
 on 15 Oct 19 07:16 PM

You mentioned in each stage, microwave on high for 2 minutes. What is that high. Is it just microwave or Will this high / low range be available on microwave. How to select.
Tarla Dalal
16 Oct 19 12:36 PM
   Hi, High means on 100 %
Kadai Paneer
 on 09 Jul 19 10:31 AM

Hi can this recipe last for three four months?
Tarla Dalal
09 Jul 19 10:51 AM
   Only the gravy will last if you put it in a air tight container and freeze it. Cannot add the paneer and cream to it.
Kadai Paneer
 on 20 Jan 19 01:26 AM

kadai paneer spicy or non spicy
Tarla Dalal
21 Jan 19 09:32 AM
   It is medium spicy.
Kadai Paneer
 on 19 Jun 17 12:53 PM

Just delicious!
Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 17 12:27 PM
   Thanks Aussie Girl. Good to hear from you and glad you liked the Kadai Paneer.
Kadai Paneer
 on 05 Mar 17 06:39 PM

Hello Ma''am. .. I m a big fan of yours. Tried this recipe. ..kids just love it.
Tarla Dalal
06 Mar 17 09:14 AM
   Hi Elina, Very pleased to know that you like the recipe. Please do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback! Happy Cooking!!!
Kadai Paneer
 on 29 Oct 16 10:05 PM

you didnt use oil anywhere?
Tarla Dalal
09 Nov 16 02:37 PM
   Hi Puneet, It was an error in the recipe, we have rectified it. Do try the recipe and let us know how it turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Kadai Paneer
 on 15 Jul 16 12:00 PM

Hello Mam, i tried this recipe and it came out very well. Thank you :-)
Tarla Dalal
15 Jul 16 04:24 PM
   Hi Debjani , we are delighted you loved the Kadai Paneer recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Kadai Paneer
 on 26 Jan 16 02:47 PM

Comes out very well. I made it on gas and not microwave.
Kadai Paneer
 on 13 Jan 16 08:44 PM

Hi Will just try it. ??
Tarla Dalal
14 Jan 16 09:48 AM
   Thanks Shyam, let us know how it works out.