Kadai Paneer

Looking for a paneer recipe? This vegetarian feast inspired by traditional Indian home cooking is an absolute winner on a table. Coated in mildly-spiced gravy, the freshness of cottage cheese and the vibrant colour of chopped green coriander will bring this dish alive. Best served in a kadai per tradition.


  • 250 Grams Paneer (cut into squares)
  • 1/4 Cup Onion, Capsicum, Tomato each (cut into squares)
  • 6 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
  • 2 Teaspoon Ginger (Grated)
  • 1/4 Cup Onion (Grated)
  • 1-2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dhaniya Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Anardana Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tomatoes (Grated)
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 2-3 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 3-4 Teaspoon Kasoori Methi


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes

  1. Heat oil in a pan, put garlic, dry red chilli and onion (grated) and cook till it becomes pink in colour.
  2. Add all dry spices except garam masala.
  3. Now add grated tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
  4. In another pan, put little oil and cook the onion, tomatoes, capsicum and paneer pieces. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  5. Now put these vegetables in the above masala and again cook a little.
  6. In the end, sprinkle garam masala, green chillies, ginger, kasoori methi and coriander leaves for garnishing. Serve hot in a kadai.