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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kadai Paneer

How to make Kadai Paneer | Popular Restaurant Style Karahi Paneer Recipe | Indian Restaurant Style Spicy Cottage Cheese Recipe with Stepwise images 

Hello Friends,

I'm back with one more paneer recipe. Sharing restaurant style recipe with stepwise images. Kadai Paneer aka Karahi Paneer - An Indian vegetarian dish made of cottage cheese, onions, capsicum, tomatoes and a blend of Indian spices.

Kadai Paneer is the most popular paneer recipe and perhaps the most ordered paneer dishes in Indian Restaurants..

Karahi is a Hindi word, it means a thick, deep bowl shaped frying pan with two round loop shaped handles. 

Let's get started 

☑Recipe details 

⚫Cuisine Indian 
⚫Preparation time 5-10 minutes
⚫cook time 15-20 minutes 
⚫Servings 2-3

☑Ingredients required 

⚫250 grams paneer 
⚫3  tomatoes 
⚫One medium onion 
⚫1 capsicum
⚫2tsp ginger, garlic green chilly paste.
⚫1tsp garam masala powder
⚫3-4 tsp kadai masala powder
⚫2 tsp red chilly powder
⚫salt to taste 
⚫1 tbsp cooking oil

☑For Kadai Masala Powder 

⚫2tbsp coriander seeds 
⚫2 Kashmiri red chillies
⚫1tsp cumin seeds
⚫1tsp fennel seeds
⚫½tsp black pepper 
⚫½ tsp Kasuri Methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)


✔Step 1 Prepare Kadai Masala powder 

◾Combine all the ingredients mentioned below for kadai Masala in a fry pan and dry roast on slow flame for a minute or two.

◾Allow it to cool down and then   transfer it to mixer grinder jar, use pulse button and blend it for 12-15 seconds and make a coarse powder... 

◾Keep it aside until called for..

✔Step 2 Vegetable Cutting

◾Paneer Cut into cubes 
◾capsicum Cut into cubes 
◾Tomatoes - one tomato, cut into cubes and remaining two - finely chopped or puree it
◾Onion Cut into cubes 
◾ginger garlic, finely chopped or make a paste

✔Step 3 Cooking time

◾Heat oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan or wok. 

◾Add 1tsp kadai masala powder.. Stir fry for 10-15 seconds.. 

◾Add tomato puree, cook it on medium to high flame for 3-5 minutes. 

◾Add ginger, garlic and green chilies . Mix well saute again for a min or two. 

◾Add chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste... mix it well... 

◾Now add tomato, capsicum and onion cubes and saute for a minute or two.

◾Add paneer cubes and garam masala powder... Mix it gently.

◾Cover it with the lid and cook for 3-5 minutes or until done... if needed add ⅓ cup water..

◾ Lastly sprinkle kadai masala powder.. Stir gently and serve hot with roti or naan..


  1. Looking amazing!

  2. I think you and I were on the same page yesterday! ;) This kadai paneer looks fabulous, Deepa. AWESOME!

    1. Yes. Well said. Shared paneer recipes on the very same day.☺๐Ÿ‘ You know earlier I use to find very difficult as camera card memory was very was not to work on 2-3 recipes simultaneously.. But now after upgradation.. It becomes very easy.. This recipe was prepared last week. But due to festive mood and kitchen repair work, it got delayed.

  3. Awesome recipe..very easy to make & tastes yum.

  4. the platting is good... looks like restaurant style... i was looking for restaurant style kadai paneer for so long.. thank you

    1. Thank you so much Priya for this lovely feedback.. Very Much appreciated..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  5. SUPERB Post๐Ÿ‘ Very well explained! Awesome:)

  6. Excellent dear. Kadai Paneer looks delicious and perfect to be had it with roti

    1. Thank you so much dear,for this lovely feedback. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  7. Looks so rich as if served in restaurant. Paneer is my favorite. Drooling

    1. Thank you so much dear,for this lovely feedback. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  8. Really restaurant style!!! Amazing Deepa !!!

  9. Very easy son favourite paneer new recipe .....thnks

    1. Thank you so much Rajniji.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒท

  10. very yammi nd my son favourite paneer recipe ....thnx