Kadai Paneer

A few paneer (Indian cottage cheese) dishes are famous world-wide and Kadai Paneer is one of them. It has the wonderful flavor of bell peppers along with the fresh coriander and red chilli powder. 

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: 2-3


  1. Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) – 200 grams (cut into cubes)
  2. Onion – 1 large (finely chopped) and 1 medium (cut into cubes)
  3. Tomatoes – 3 large (finely chopped)
  4. Capsicum or Bell Peppers – 1 cup (cut into cubes)
  5. Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  6. Coriander Seeds – 3 tsp
  7. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
  10. Green Chilli – 2 (slit in halves)
  11. Ginger – 1/2 inch (julienned)
  12. Oil – 4 tbsp
  13. Coriander Leaves – for garnishing
  14. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Kadai Paneer:

  1. Take coriander seeds in a grinding jar. Grind to make a coarse powder. Keep aside
  2. Heat oil in a kadai or a pan. Add onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute till onions are translucent
  3. Add tomatoes, ground coriander seeds and red chilli powder. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  4. Add capsicum or red bell pepper. Cook for 2-3 mins
  5. Add paneer, garam masala powder and kasuri methi. Mix and cook for 2 mins
  6. Your Kadai Paneer is ready. Garnish with slit green chilli, coriander leaves and julienned ginger. Serve hot.


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