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How To Make Delicious Kadai Paneer

  • Delicious Kadai Paneer Recipe

    Kadai Paneer is a delicious mouthwatering curry vegetable made from paneer, capsicum, onions, tomatoes and India's traditional spices, cooked in ghee, one of the most famous curry vegetable in India especially in Punjabi cuisine. It is a main course delicious curry vegetable and this tasty vegetable is usually served with roti, plain rice, naan, paratha or kulcha. With its special look and delicious taste, the dish makes its way into other delicious dishes at important functions and parties. Learn how to make delicious Kadai Paneer at home with our easy-to-make recipe.

    Kadahi Paneer is a North Indian popular dish made with paneer (cottage cheese), capsicum, onions and some aromatic spices. The delicious Kadai Paneer is usually served with roti, naan or rice and is a favorite dish among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

    To make Kadai Paneer recipe, first cut the paneer into square pieces and fry till it turns light brown. Chopped capsicum and onion are then fried in a pan with a mixture of spices like coriander, cumin, turmeric and garam masala. Add tomatoes to make a thick gravy that coats the vegetables. When the gravy is ready, add fried paneer to it and mix well.

    The dish is cooked for a few minutes until the paneer absorbs the flavor and the vegetables become slightly soft but still retain their crunch. Garnished with fresh coriander leaves, Kadai Paneer is ready to be served.

    Kadai paneer is a versatile dish that can be easily cooked according to different tastes. Some extra red chili powder can be added for those who like it more spicy. You can make the dish with different types of paneer like smoked or marinated paneer for some different taste.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian

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kadai paneer Ingredients


Paneer (cut into about 1 inch cube)250 GramsCoriander Powder2 Tablespoon
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder1/2 TeaspoonGreen Cardamom Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Capsicum (cut into about 1 inch pieces)2 MediumOnion Finely Chopped2 Medium
Tomatoes Finely Chopped3 MediumGinger Finely Chopped1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic Finely Chopped1/2 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Salt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per TasteDry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi)2 Teaspoon
Chaat Masala1/2 TeaspoonGhee or Oil3 Tablespoon
Fresh Cream2 TablespoonTomato Puree1 Tablespoon (optional)
Water1/3 CupChopped Coriander LeavesFor Garnish

Direction To Make

  • Put ghee in a non-stick wok and heat it on medium heat. When the ghee becomes hot, add onion and fry it till it becomes light brown and translucent.
  • Add chopped ginger, garlic and red chili powder and fry it for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes and mix well. Cook for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes are soft, stirring continuously.
  • Add coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, chaat masala and green cardamom powder, mix well and cook it for about 2 minutes.  If you are using tomato puree, add tomato puree and mix well.
  • Add capsicum and salt and mix well. Cook it for about 2-3 minutes. Add dried fenugreek leaves and mix well. Add water and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Now add the paneer pieces and mix them gently so that the paneer does not break. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, gently. Add cream and mix well.
  • Turn off the gas and transfer the kadai paneer into a bowl. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Serve the hot Kadai Paneer with roti, naan, plain rice, paratha or kulcha.


If you like to cook Kadai Paneer without curry, do not add tomato puree and water to it.

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