Kadai Paneer(Dhaba Style)

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Kadai Paneer(Dhaba Style)

By January 25, 2013

I love anything that deals with PANEER. I am a huge fan of North Indian food and I love dhaba food a lot. I never miss to order Kadai paneer when I visit dhabas in India. My mom makes amazing food and this one is my favorite. Be it Paneer Butter Masala or Kaju Masala I always get compliments when I serve it to guest. You must check the other recipes too if you haven't. Serve it with Garlic Naan and everyone will love it. If its too much of work just serve it with regular chapathi. They will love it too. I always make dals when I make this kadai panner. I love Gujarati dal with this dish. They are mild and very flavorful. Do try it out.



kadai paneer
1. First add 1/2 tsp of oil in a kadai,then add the cubed paneer and saute for a min. Then transfer them to a bowl that has hot water. This will help the paneer to stay soft in gravy. Leave it in water.

2. In a separate pan add oil/butter then saute with jeera,ginger garlic paste. Then to this add cubed onions,capsicum and saute them for few mins.

3. Now add the pureed tomatoes(add a tomato in a blender and make it to paste and add in the gravy)let it cook for 5 mins. When the color change to dark color and raw smell is gone add the cubed tomatoes and mix it well.

4. Now add turmeric powder,chilly powder,coriander powder,garam masala and salt. Let it cook for 3-5 mins.To this add paneer and toss it well. Then finally crush the dry methi leaves and mix everything well together.

5. Serve it with hot chapathi and enjoy the food.

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20 Responses to Kadai Paneer(Dhaba Style)

  1. Swasthi

    this looks so yum, just like the one served in restaurants

    • Janani

      Thank you swathi.

  2. ila

    This really looks restaurants style.

  3. Hasib

    Looks great, will try.

    • Janani

      Please do and let me know how it came out. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Ramila

    Tried this out tonight, turned out quite nice ! Thanks for the simple instructions and I hope to try more of your recipes !

    • Janani

      Very happy to hear that plz do try more recipes and let me know your comments :)

  5. prarthana

    Hmmm….it looks so yummm….i loved its colorful texture…shall surely try for the kitty coming soon @ our home… :-) thanks for the recipe

  6. Shweta

    sooooooooooooooooooooooo yum yum yummmy :p :p

    • Janani

      Thank you Shweta :)

  7. Shweta

    i will try for sure … dat to today only!!!

  8. Calla

    Awesome and easy Kadai paneer recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Janani

      Thank you glad you liked it…:)

  9. ms

    Hi there…

    Isnt it that the cooking utensil changes from step 1 to step 2…..

    doesnt really look the same pan…. ;-)

    good try..

    • Janani

      No its the same vessel but I had to use a small kadai for the final pic to make it more appealing. That kadai is only meant for styling and the other big kadai is for cooking :)

  10. Sithara

    I regularly prepare this kadai paneer and turns out great every time. Thanks for this tasty recipe. :)

    • Janani

      Thank you sithara

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