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7 February, 2016

Kadai Paneer Gravy

Posted in : north indian curry, paneer recipes, Party recipes, Veg Gravy on by : nrdubey Tags: , , , ,

Date – 3.2.2015

About Recipe

Kadai paneer gravy is medium spicy, flavorful and easy recipe. This gravy goes well with naan, chapati, paratha and tandoori roti.


Pre time – 15 mins

Cook time – 20 mins

Recipe type – main

Cuisine – indo Chinese

Serve – 3-4





Measuring cup used 1 cup = 220 ml

Paneer/cottage cheese – 250 -300g (Cut into cubes)

Capsicum/shimla mirch – 1 Small to medium ( julienned)

Onion – 2 medium ( finely chopped)

Ginger-garlic – ½ tbsp (paste or crushed)

Tomato – 3- 4 (make paste)

Green chilly – 1 finely chopped

Kashmiri red chilly powder – 1 tsp (for color)

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves – ½ tbsp

Oil/butter – 3 tbsp

Cream/malai – 2 tbsp (optional)

Salt – as per taste

Water – 1 to 1 ¼ cup

For making kadai powder

Red chilly – 3 -4

Coriander seeds – 5 tsp

Cinnamon – ½ inch

Clove/laung – 3

Green cardamon/ elaichi- 1-2




For making kadai powder

In a kadai dry roast ingredients under ‘for making kadai powder’ till aromatic.

Let them cool and then grind them to a semi fine powder. Keep aside.

For making kadai gravy

Cut paneer into cubes keep aside.

Cut capsicum into julienned/length.

Melt 1 tsp of butter in a pan and add capsicum.

Saute and stir capsicum for about 2-3 minutes. (to make capsicum more flavorful)

Keep aside.

Heat oil/butter in a kadai.

Add finely chopped onion, fry till translucent.

Add ginger-garlic, fry till raw smell goes off.

Add kadai powder (we made), kashmiri red chilly powder and garam masala, fry for few seconds.

Add tomato paste and green chilly, fry till oil separates.

Add kasuri methi and cream, fry for few seconds.

Add water and bring it to boil.

When water starts boiling simmer the flame and add capsicum julienned.

Cook capsicum over low -medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.

Now add paneer cubes, wait for some time and switch off the flame.

If you want add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.

Serve with naan, tandoori, roti or any other type of bread.

In Short


Cut paneer into square shape or rectangle shape


Dry roast coriander seeds, red chilies, green cardamom, clove and cinnamon stick


Till coriander turn light brown, let them cool


Make powder or coarse powder or powder


Heat butter


Saute butter for 2 – 3 min


Heat oil/butter add onion


saute till translucent


Add ginger garlic paste


Add kadai powder


Add kashmiri red chilly and garam masala powder


Fry for few seconds


Add tomato paste and green chilly


Fry till oil separates


Add kasuri methi and cream or malai, stir well


Add water and salt


Add capsicum, cook for some time


Add paneer and switch off the flame


Mix well and kadai paneer is ready









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