This dish comes from the northern state of Punjab and is a favorite at restaurants. Kadai Paneer is a bold and flavorful stir fry that is easy to make, especially if you cook it in an authentic kadai.
The kadai is similar to a wok, but with steeper sides and it is usually cast iron. It is used for high heat cooking like shallow frying or stir frying. If you don’t have a kadai or wok, a simple saute pan will work just fine. Unlike other curries, the sauce here is thick, so you want to make sure the pan is wide enough to cook off excessive juices.