Paneer Recipes

Kadai Paneer


Kadai Paneer is a dry gravy dish prepared mainly during occasions. Paneer cubes are cooked in thick spicy tomato gravy with added Indian grounded spices. This dish goes well with Fried rice & Naan. Let’s get into the recipe.



  • Paneer cubes – 1cup
  • Onion – 2medium size (chopped finely)
  • Capsicum – 1no (cut into large squares)
  • Tomato – 1no (smashed)
  • Ginger- Garlic paste – 1tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds/ Jeera – 1tsp
  • Chili Powder – 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1tsp
  • Tomato sauce – 1tsp
  • Fenugreek/ Methi dry leaves – 1tsp
  • Coriander leaves/ Malli ela – 2tbsp (chopped)
  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Salt as per taste.


  • Heat a kadai & pour oil. Add jeera & allow it to splutter.
  • Then add the chopped onion & nicely sauté till golden in color.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste & nicely sauté for 2mins.
  • Add chili powder, turmeric powder, Garam Masala powder, Coriander powder & salt.
  • Sauté for 2mins. Then add the smashed tomatoes & tomato sauce.
  • Nicely sauté till oil oozes out from the gravy. Add Methi leaves.
  • Then add the paneer cubes & nicely mix all the ingredients.
  • Lower the flame & cover kadai with a lid. Cook for 5mins.
  • Remove the lid & Garnish the dish with Coriander leaves. Switch off the flame.
  • Kadai Paneer is ready to serve hot.

Goes well with Naan, Roti, Chapathi & fried rice.

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