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Kadai paneer ( Shahi paneer )

Kadai paneer is a mouthwatering recipe made from paneer which is  cooked in a spicy gravy.


Paneer 300 gms,
Capsicum 1 (chopped),
Onion 2 medium sized
Cottage Cheese - 250 grm
Tomatoes 3,
Green chili 2,
Green Coriander (chopped),
Ginger paste 1 tsp,
Cashew nuts 10-12 (wet paste),
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp,
Coriander powder 1 tsp,
Dry Fenugreek leaves (kasouri methi)1 tbsp,
Garam Masala,
Bay leaf 2,
Dalchini/Cinnamon, Cloves,
Black pepper 8-10
Red chili powder,
Salt, oil,turmeric powder


1)Cut paneer in square chunks. Make a paste of cashew. Take tomatoes and green chilies and 10 to 12 cashews grind them to make a fine paste. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Roast the paneer chunks until little brown from all sides. Transfer it to a plate. Drop the capsicum chunks in the pan and roast them lightly. Take it in a separate plate. Again drop 1 chopped onion and roast it until little brown. Transfer to a separate plate.
2)Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add bay leaves, dalchini, cloves and black pepper. Add green chilli and 1 chopped onion. Fry it till light brown. Then add chopped tomatoes. add salt. cook until tomatoes boiled. Now cool it and separate bay leaves and dalchini. Grind it in a mixer to make a fine paste.
3)Heat oil in a pan. Add ½ tsp cumin seed, 1/3 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 1 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves. Add 1 tsp ginger paste and tomato-green chilly-onion paste. Add cashew paste followed by ¼ tsp red chilly powder. Sauté the masala till oil starts leaving it edges. Add ½ cup water to the masala and mix well.
4)Add 1 tbsp cottage cheese,1 tsp salt,¼ tsp garam masala and mix well. Add the roasted paneer, onion chunks and capsicum chunks to the masala. Mix everything well. Add some coriander leaves and cover it with a lid. Cook the sabzi in medium-low flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
Now kadai paneer is ready to serve. Garnish IT with some green coriander leaves. Serve hot with chapati, parantha, naan or rice.

Nutrition Facts:
Servings:1 cup

Calories 145
Total Fat 11g
Saturated 2g
Polyunsaturated 5g
Monounsaturated 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 310mg
Potassium 405mg
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 40%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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