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Quick & Easy Kadai Paneer (Kadhai Paneer) Recipe

Kadhai Paneer Recipe
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A famous Indian Curry made by cooking paneer in a rich and creamy onion capsicum tomato gravy.

Paneer is an Indian delicacy that is used in many preparations. It is used in various types of Indian Gravies that are enjoyed widely across the country.

Kadhai Paneer is made by cooking paneer in a rich and creamy onion capsicum tomato gravy. Its thick creamy texture comes from the addition of Malai or Whipping Cream.

This dish gets it name ‘Kadhai Paneer’ as it is traditionally cooked in a ‘kadhai’, an Indian style wok. Kadai paneer is one of the most popular paneer dishes and appears in the menu of most Indian restaurants.

To make this delicious dish at home take a look at the video or follow the step by step recipe with photos posted below.

Also see more Indian Curries like Kadai Paneer Gravy, Methi Malai Paneer, Palak Paneer, Malai Kofta, Paneer Butter Masala and Stuffed Tomato (Bharwan Tamatar).

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Servings: 4

CategoryMain Course

Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 3g

Protein: 12g

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Ingredients For Kadhai Paneer Recipe

  • 250 gm Paneer/ Indian Cottage Cheese
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Capsicum, Diced
  • 2 Tomatoes, Pureed
  • 1/4 Cup Malai/Whipping Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera/ Cumin Seeds
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Dhaniya/Corriander Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Haldi/ Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • Oil for Cooking

Step By Step Instructions With Photos For Kadhai Paneer Recipe

  • Gather all the ingredients. Dice the onions & capsicum and make a puree of the tomatoes. Dice the Paneer into small cubes.

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds start crackling add diced onions and cook them for 1-2 minutes till they become soft and golden brown. Then add diced capsicum. Add pureed tomato and saute the gravy.

  • When the vegetables are cooked, add Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt and mix all the spices.

  • Add Malai or Whipping Cream to the gravy. You can also substitute Malai with Milk if it is not readily available at your home. Curd can also be used in its place.

  • Add the Paneer Cubes to the gravy. Cover the pan to soften the paneer cubes and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Paneer Capsicum Masala is ready. Serve it hot with roti/paratha or rice.

    Also see more Indian Curries like Kadhai Paneer Gravy, Methi Malai Paneer, Palak Paneer, Malai Kofta and Stuffed Tomato (Bharwan Tamatar).

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