Restaurant style kadhai paneer recipe

kadai paneer

Preparation time for kadai paneer-45 minutes

Ingredients for kadai paneer

  • Paneer (cut into cubes)-200 gm
  • Onion (Chopped in square shape)-2
  • Green pepper(Chopped in square shape)-1
  • Green chilli(slit)-3
  • Chopped onion-2
  • Chopped tomato-1
  • Garlic cloves(peeled)-10 to 12
  • Chopped ginger-1 inch
  • Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds-1 tsp
  • Whole Black pepper-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1 tsp
  • Fresh cream-2 tbsp
  • Cooking oil-3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves


  • Heat a non-stick pan, roast all the whole spices on low flame for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame when the spices starts to change the colour, let the spices cool down little bit.
  • Put it into the blending jar, grind it into powder and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan, add cooking oil and let the oil heat.
  • Add chopped garlic and ginger and fry it for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion, fry the onions on medium flame till it turns little soft.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry the tomato till it turns soft, add little salt to cook the tomato faster.
  • Turn off the flame and let it cool down completely.
  • Put it into the blending jar and blend it into paste (do not add water).
  • Heat the same pan, add oil and let it heat.
  • Add green chill, onions(chopped  in square shape), capsicum (chopped  in square shape) into the hot oil.
  • Fry the chopped onions and chopped capsicums on high flame for a minute.
  • Simmer the flame to medium, add red chilli powder and turmeric powder into the hot oil.
  • Add the prepared masala paste, fry the masala for a minute on medium flame.
  • Add the roasted masala powder, mix it and fry it for another minute.
  • Add cream (whisk it before use) and mix it properly into the fried masala paste.
  • Add 1/2 glass of water and stir it properly.
  • Add paneer and salt to taste(we already used little salt at the time of onion, tomato fry).
  • Add garam masala powder, mix it and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh cream, kadai paneer is ready to serve.

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