Sakthi Masala

Kadai Paneer

Main Ingredient : Paneer

A quintessential paneer specialty that can be always found on a restaurant menu and dinner parties! A sumptuous paneer dish that tops a vegetarian's list, this paneer recipe can be made dry, semi dry or in a gravy version.



2 Servings

Prep Time10 mins Cook Time20 mins Total Time30 mins


  • 500 Gram paneer (cottage cheese)(cubed - deep fried to a light brown)
  • 3-4 Green chillies (slit a little)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup hung curd
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper, powdered
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, powdered
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (for garnish), chopped


  • Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves.
  • When the seeds begin to splutter, add the ginger paste. Saute till a light brown.
  • Add the curd, turmeric, salt, garam masala, red pepper and the coriander powder, and stir-fry till the fat separates.
  • Add the paneer and the green chillies and saute over high heat till the paneer is well mixed with the masalas.
  • Serve the kadhai paneer hot, garnished with the coriander leaves.