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Kadai Paneer Recipe

Kadai Paneer - कडाही पनीर - Paneer curry made with capsicum and spices, giving one of the best taste. One of the most popular paneer recipe.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 People
Calories 238 kcal


  • 250 Grams Paneer Cut Into Cubes
  • 3 Bell Pepper
  • 4 Onions Medium Size
  • 4 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1-2 Green chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Fresh Grated
  • 2/3 Tablespoon Garlic Fresh Grated
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt As Per Taste
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder As Per Taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Whole Coriander Seeds
  • 2-3 Bayleaves
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Fenugreek Leaves / Kasuri Methi
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter Unsalted
  • 3 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish
  • 1 Pinch Orange Food Colour Optional


  • Take a pan and add 2 cup of warm water. Add orange colour to the water and then add paneer cubes so that they can get orange coloured. This step is optional if you don’t want to add colour you can skip this step.
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  • Now take 2 onions and all bell peppers and cut them into small pieces.
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  • Now take a pan/kadhai and put one tablespoon of oil and then add these onion and bell pepper to it. Sauté this till they get little soft and crunchy. It will take around 5-6 minutes. Now transfer them onto a plate.
  • Now in the same pan add 2 tablespoon of oil and add asafoetida. Now add cumin seeds, coriander seed (or powder if you do not have seeds) and sauté.
  • Once it becomes brown add 2 chopped onions.
  • When onion turns pinkish brown add ginger and garlic (or can use paste of these) and sauté till raw smell goes off. Now add all spices mentioned above (except bayleaves, cloves and garam masala) and sauté till they ooze oil. Then add chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Take this mixture/ gravy out and blend it to a smooth paste by blender.
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  • Take a fresh pan. Add bayleaves and cloves, and add the smooth paste from step above. Now add paneer cubes and sauteed bell pepper and onions and mix. Add Garam masala, mix and lastly butter along with Kasuri methi and cook with the lid on for 5-6 minutes.
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  • Kadhai paneer is ready to be dished. Don’t forget to garnish with coriander leaves or with grated cheese.
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  • Sautéing of bell pepper and onion is optional. However it helps in giving a nice texture to the dish.
  • If using paneer from freezer, add it in luke warm water for 10 mins, so that paneer comes soft.


Nutrition Facts
Kadai Paneer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 517mg22%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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