Kadai Paneer, Restaurant Style In Just 30 Mins

Kadai paneer recipe with restaurant style taste, easy recipe with simple hack to make masala, served with roti, naan or paratha.

One of the most ordered paneer recipe in restaurants and now you can make it in the comfort of your home.


Directions to make Kadai Paneer-

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Kadai Paneer
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Restaurant style kadai paneer in 30 mins with a simple hack for making masala.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to make kadai paneer with thick gravy, kadai paneer, karhai paneer, paneer gravy, restaurant style kadai paneer
Servings: 4
Author: Avin Kohli
  • 250 gm Paneer(cottage cheese)
  • 1 whole capsicum chopped in big squares
  • 1 whole onion chopped in big chunks
  • 1 whole tomato(optional) chopped in squares after removing seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tej patta
  • 1 whole black cardamom (Moti elichi)
For the masala-
  • 1 Onion roughly chopped
  • 5-6 Big tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 5-6 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  1. In a heavy bottom pan heat the oil.

  2. Meanwhile blend the onion, tomato and ginger garlic paste mentioned in masala; in to a smooth mix.

  3. Pour in hot oil. Cook on high flame till the oil separate. If the masala starts to stick at the bottom add a splash of water.

  4. This is an important step, you can't proceed further if you don't see the oil floating on the sides. It means that the masala is cooked.

  5. Now remove the masala from the pan in other plate.

  6. Heat some butter in the same pan. Add the tej patta and moti elichi.

  7. After 10-15 sec add the chopper onion, capsicum and tomato. Sauce them till slightly roasted. I did this on high flame for about a min and a half.

  8. Pour back the masala. Add in the spices and salt.

  9. Finally add the paneer cubes. Let it rest with the masala for 5 mins to absorb the flavored from masala.

  10. Lastly add the 2 tbsp cream. Mix well. Cook for another 1 mins and its done.

  11. Enjoy with roti or paratha.

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