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Kadai Paneer,  Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer

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kadai paneer is a quick dish of paneer cubes combined with a spicy kadhai gravy! The aroma of spices cooking in simmering tomatoes is an unmistakeable signature of this kadai paneer recipe !

Every Indian Punjabi restaurant serves this popular restaurant style kadai paneer.

Notes to make kadai paneer recipe. 1. To make Kadai Paneer, heat the oil in a kadhai and add the onions to it. We add them for pungency. 2. We have used fresh paneer but, you can deep-fry the paneer pieces if you wish to, till they turn light brown in colour. Make sure that the Paneer you take is neither too soft nor too firm. Drain them on an absorbent paper after you have fried them. Put them in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. This will soften the fried paneer and remove the excess oil.

Kadai Paneer goes well with Indian breads like Phudina Naan, Tandoori Roti and also with plain Chapati.

Enjoy how to make kadai paneer recipe | popular restaurant style kadai paneer | dhaba stye karahi paneer | with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer recipe - How to make Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Basic Kadai Gravy
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
10 whole dry kashmiri red chillies
2 1/2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
2 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato puree
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste

For Kadai Paneer
1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 37 mm. cubes
oil for deep-frying
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 cup sliced capsicum
salt to taste
a pinch of sugar
1/2 cup fresh cream

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
For the basic kadai gravy

    For the basic kadai gravy
  1. Combine the red chillies and coriander seeds and dry roast on a hot tava (griddle) for 30 seconds.
  2. Remove and keep aside to cool.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the prepared powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for another 30 seconds.
  7. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the oil separates, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Mash it a little using a potato masher.
  9. Add the tomato puree, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, salt and approx 2 tbsp water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Use as required.

For kadai paneer

    For kadai paneer
  1. To make kadai paneer, heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the paneer pieces till they turn light brown in colour. Drain on absorbent paper and place in lukewarm water for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till they turn translucent for approx. 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the kadhai gravy, coriander-cumin seeds powder,chilli powder, turmeric powder,garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for another minute.
  4. Add the capsicum, 1 cup water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring once in between.
  5. Add the paneer, salt and cook on a slow flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the cream, mix well and serve the kadai paneer hot garnished with coriander.
Kadai Paneer Video by Tarla Dalal
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For the Kadai gravy:

    For the Kadai gravy:
  1. To make Kadhai gravy for Kadhai Paneer, heat a tava and add the red chillies to it.
  2. Now, add the coriander seeds.
  3. Dry roast them for about 30 seconds. This is done to extract more flavour from both the ingredients.
  4. Transfer them to a plate and keep it aside to cool.
  5. Now, put them in a mixer jar and blend the ingredients together in a mixer to a fine powder. Break the chillies into pieces so that the process of blending becomes easy. Keep it aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a kadhai, and add the garlic into it.
  7. Sauté the garlic well on a medium flame for a few seconds, till they release their aroma into the oil.
  8. Add the prepared powder of roasted red chillies and coriander seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  9. Add the green chillies for more spice.
  10. Sauté on a medium flame for another 30 seconds.
  11. Add the tomatoes.
  12. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for about 10 to 12 minutes or till the oil separates from the mixture. Do not forget to stir occasionally.
  13. Mash the mixture well using a potato masher.
  14. Now, add the tomato purée.
  15. Add the dried fenugreek leaves to flavour the gravy.
  16. Also add garam masala to perk up the flavours of the Kadai gravy.
  17.  Add the salt to taste.
  18. Add approx 2 tbsp water.
  19. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

How to Proceed for the Kadhai Paneer

    How to Proceed for the Kadhai Paneer
  1. To make Kadai Paneer, heat the oil in a kadhai and add the onions to it. We add them for pungency.
  2. Sauté on a medium flame for about 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  3. Add the prepared kadhai gravy.
  4. Now, we will add all our dry masalas. First add the garam masala.
  5. Then, add the coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  6. Then, add chilli powder for the spice.
  7. Add the turmeric powder for the colour.
  8. Add the dried fenugreek leaves. Always crush the Kasoori methi well between your palms before you add them to extract more flavour.
  9. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  10. Now, add the capsicum.
  11. Add 1 cup water and mix well.
  12. Cook on a medium flame for about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir at least once in between.
  13. Its now time to add the paneer. We have used fresh paneer but, you can deep-fry the paneer pieces if you wish to, till they turn light brown in colour. Make sure that the Paneer you take is neither too soft nor too firm. Drain them on an absorbent paper after you have fried them.Put them in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. This will soften the fried paneer and remove the excess oil.
  14. Also, add the salt to taste.
  15. Cook the Kadai Paneer ( Restuarant style Kadai Paneer) on a slow flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  16. Finally, add the cream to add richness to the Kadai Paneer ( Restuarant style Kadai Paneer) and mix well.
  17. Serve the Kadai Paneer ( Restuarant style Kadai Paneer) hot garnished with coriander.

Notes to make kadai paneer recipe

    Notes to make kadai paneer recipe
  1. To make Kadai Paneer, heat the oil in a kadhai and add the onions to it. We add them for pungency.
  2. We have used fresh paneer but, you can deep-fry the paneer pieces if you wish to, till they turn light brown in colour. Make sure that the Paneer you take is neither too soft nor too firm. Drain them on an absorbent paper after you have fried them. Put them in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. This will soften the fried paneer and remove the excess oil.

Reviews

Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 15 Jun 21 10:12 PM
5

Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 28 May 21 05:14 PM
5

Dear Ma''am, Excellent recipe. I tried it today, and found the posted images in recipe very useful. I tried Ghee instead of Oil, as I avoid refined oil as far as possible, and mustard oil''s flavour was too strong. Hence, I used Ghee only. Overall, the end result was very good, and taste-wise , it was better than a restaurant''s Kadai Paneer. While preparing coriander-cumin seeds powder, I uses equal amount of Coriander Seeds and Cumin Seeds. I wanted to ask if it was the right ratio?
Tarla Dalal
29 May 21 01:34 PM
   Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us. You can use equal amounts of coriander and cumin seeds to make powder, but you can also try our recipe. https://www.tarladalal.com/how-to-make-coriander-cumin-seeds-powder-33531r
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 07 Mar 21 05:10 PM
5

Tried this recipe yesterday, absolutely loved it! So tasty. Will try Kadai sauce with plant based products as I think it is very tasty.
Tarla Dalal
08 Mar 21 08:01 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 02 Mar 21 04:44 PM
5

I am really thankful for ur special app for the quantity......its very helpful for oraginise big n small get together....thanku so much....keep it up👌👍🙂
Tarla Dalal
03 Mar 21 01:47 PM
   Thank you for your kind words. Please keep trying more recipes and sharing your comments with us.
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 21 Nov 20 10:37 PM
5

Wow receipe, it came better than restaurant style kadai paneer, I just loved it.
Tarla Dalal
23 Nov 20 11:07 AM
   Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 25 Sep 20 09:02 PM
5

We''ll i used to cook without any recipie, this is the forst receipie i am going thorough...i hope this improves my kadhai paneer''s taste
Tarla Dalal
26 Sep 20 09:22 AM
   Please keep trying more recipes and sharing your comments with us.
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 03 May 20 07:49 AM
5

Can the kadhai gravy be made and stored and for how long can one store it.
Tarla Dalal
05 May 20 11:14 AM
   Hi, yes you can store this in the freezer for a long run for 1 month minimum.
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 02 May 20 10:33 PM
5

Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 02 May 20 08:00 PM
5

Excellent recipe to follow...got exact dhaba style Kadhai paneer sabji.
Kadai Paneer, Popular Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer
 on 29 Apr 20 04:34 PM
5

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