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Kadai paneer

Sagarika and Swagatika , is a proud odia girl who loves Meyer select stainless steel frypan. Let us explore this authentic restaurant style kadai paneer !


Kadai paneer is a popular Indian dish made with paneer (a type of Indian cottage cheese) and kadai masala, a spice blend. It's typically served with rice or naan bread, and it's perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. This kadai paneer recipe is restaurant-style, and it's sure to please everyone at the table.


Table of Content

  1. Important whole spices to make Kadai Paneer 
  2. Why is this paneer recipe called Kadai Paneer? 
  3. Influencer review about the product 
  4. Step by step process to make Kadai Paneer  
  5. Recipe card   


Important whole spices to make Kadai Paneer

If you want to make authentic kadai paneer, you'll need to use whole spices. These spices are essential for the recipe and give it its distinct flavor. The most common whole spices used in kadai paneer are cumin seeds, cardamom pods, cloves, and black peppercorns

To make kadai paneer, first dry roast the whole spices in a pan until they are fragrant. Then, grind them into powder using a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder. Add the ground spices to the pan along with the other ingredients and cook until the paneer is tender and the sauce is thick and flavorful. Serve kadai paneer with rice or roti for a delicious and hearty meal.

Whole spices used to make Kadai Paneer

  • Cumin seeds
  • Cardamom pods
  • Cloves
  • Black peppercorns

Why is this paneer recipe called Kadai Paneer?

Kadai paneer is a popular Indian dish that is made with paneer, or Indian cottage cheese. The dish gets its name from the kadai, or Indian wok, that it is cooked in. Kadai paneer is a relatively simple dish to make, but it is packed with flavor. The dish is typically made with tomatoes, onions, and a variety of Indian spices. Kadai paneer can be served with rice or roti.


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    Step by step process to make Kadai Paneer

    To make kadai masala-

    1. Heat a pan. Add 2 tbsp coriander seeds, 2 tbsp peppercorns, 2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp fennel seeds and 5-6 dried red chillies.
    2. Dry roast till they become aromatic.
    3. Remove and keep aside to cool. Blend it into a slightly coarse powder. Keep it aside.
    4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 1/2 cup onion cubes, 1/2 cup capsicum cubes. Sauté for a minute.
    5. Add salt and 1 tsp red chili powder. Mix well.
    6. Add 1/3 cup tomato cubes and 300 gms paneer cubes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Take it out and keep aside.
    7. Heat 2 tbsp oil in the same pan. Add 1/2tsp cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
    8. Add 2 finely chopped onions and sauté until the onions turn golden brown.
    9. Add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, sauté until the raw aroma goes away.
    10. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tbsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and mix well. Sauté for a minute.
    11. Add 2 grated tomatoes. Add salt to taste, cook for 4-5 minutes. Sauté until oil separates.
    12. Add 2 tbsp ground Kadai masala, mix and cook for two minutes.
    13. Add water and let it boil.
    14. Add fried paneer cubes, capsicum cubes, onion cubes, tomato cubes, some ginger julienne and 1 tsp kasuri methi. Mix well.
    15. Cook it for 3-4 minutes.
    16. Add cream and some chopped coriander leaves. Mix everything well.
    17. Serve hot with naan, roti or paratha.


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