Kadai Paneer

An awesomely flavorful and spicy paneer recipe, Kadai Paneer. To make this gorgeous looking dish you’ll need paneer, onions, tomatoes, capsicum and spices. Relish it with your favorite bread like Tandoori Roti, Paratha, Missi Roti, Poori, Naan or Phulka

Also try: Achaari Paneer or Paneer Butter Masala.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 3


  1. Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) – 300 grams (cut into cubes)
  2. Onion – 2 medium (one finely chopped and one chopped in cubes)
  3. Tomatoes – 3 large (two blend to a smooth paste and one chopped in cubes)
  4. Capsicum – 1 large (chopped in cubes)
  5. Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped) + some julienned for garnishing
  6. Coriander Seeds – 3 tsp
  7. Dried Red Chilies – 2-3
  8. Kashmiri Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Turmeric Powder – 1/3 tsp
  12. Kasuri Methi – 2 tsp
  13. Cream – 2 tbsp 
  14. Oil – 3 tbsp
  15. Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  16. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Kadai Paneer:

  1. Heat a pan and add coriander seeds, dried red chilies & cumin seeds. Roast on medium flame until fragrant, don’t over do it
  2. Transfer them to a grinding jar and grind to make a coarse powder. Keep aside ground spice mix
  3. Heat oil in a kadai or a pan. Add finely chopped onions and ginger, saute on medium flame until light golden brown
  4. Add kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Saute for a few seconds and add tomato paste & kasuri methi. Cook until oil starts to separate
  5. Add remaining chopped onions and capsicum, cook until tender
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and ground spice mix. Cook until tomatoes are a little soft, about 1-2 mins
  7. Add paneer and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins
  8. Add cream and cook for another min, your Kadai Paneer is ready
  9. Garnish with some coriander leaves and julienned ginger. Enjoy!!!


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