Kadai Paneer ( Restaurant Style )

Kadai paneer is a simple yet delicious curry where paneer and bell pepper are cooked with freshly

 ground spice powder. This dish is called Kadai Paneer because it is cooked in kadai ( like wok which

 is used for stir frying or deep frying ) Unlike other paneer curries which are rich and creamy, Kadai

 Paneer is little spicy because of the fresh ground masala. 

This recipe goes to Week 3 day 2 of Blogging Marathon 128 under the theme" Restaurant Style



Paneer cubes 2 cups

Onion 1 large

Tomato 1 large

Cashew nuts 10

Green chili 1

Onion cubes 1/2 cup

Bell pepper cubes 1/2 cup ( Any color )

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri chili powder 1 tsp

Kasuri methi 1 tbsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Butter 1 tbsp

For the Spice powder:

Coriander  seeds 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds 3/4 tsp

Dry Red chili 4

Cardamom 2


In a kadai heat 1 tbsp oil, add chopped onion, green chili and cashew nuts.

Saute for few minutes and add tomatoes.

Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy.

Let the veggies cool down  to room temperature to make it a smooth paste.

In a small kadai dry roast coriander seeds, red chili, fennel seeds and cardamom.

Cool them completely to make a course powder.

Heat the kadai where you will be making the curry, add oil and butter.

Let the butter melt, add kasuri methi and saute for 30 seconds.

Now add the ground onion tomato paste.

Add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt, mix and cook on low to medium flame for 5-6 minutes.

Now add the paneer, onion and bell pepper cubes.

Mix well and cover to cook for 1-2 minutes.

Now add 1/2 cup water or even more depending on the consistency of the curry you would prefer.

Cook for 2 minutes and add the masala powder.

Mix and cook on low flame un till oil separates.

That's it, garnish with ginger  julienne and serve hot with roti, pulak or naan.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 128


Radha said...

Kadai paneer is my favorite one and your look very tempting. Love the simple recipe!

Harini R said...

My fav restaurant dish. I rarely make it at home. But thanks for reminding such an easy recipe to make at home.