Kadahi Paneer


Paneer dishes are very common to find in the menu of any restaurants.It stands out as a favourite option for most vegetarians especially in North India.Paneer can form part of salads,starters,main course ,accompaniments and desserts too,hence its versatility . Kadahi paneer is a mildly spiced dish cooked in onion and tomato based gravy.It is a semi dry preparation cooked in a kadahi,hence name kadahi paneer. It is usually eaten with flat breads like paratha,naan or chapati.img_20180630_195036263_hdr~2434710292..jpg



  • 400 gm paneer/cottage cheese cut into 1″cubes
  • 1 large onion finely chopped / grated
  • 1  tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 3 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized capsicum cut into 1″ squares
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp dry kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/2 cup cream (optional)
  • Whole spices(cloves,cinnamon,black pepper,green cardamom)
  • 3/4 tsp blend of 1 nutmeg, 1 blade mace, 2″ cinnamon ,1 star anise and 6 green cardamom
  • oil/ghee (clarified butter)


  • Fry the paneer cubes till their edges are light golden . Do not over fry them as it will make paneer chewy. You may also use paneer without frying or can simply pan sear.img_20180630_190852057_hdr~21822049194..jpg
  • Saute or may even deep fry the capsicum on high heat for 3-4 minutes ,such that its colour is retained and is almost 70 % cooked.Drain on tissue paper.
  • Heat oil or clarified butter in a pan .
  • Add whole spices and let them crackle.img_20180630_190926100_hdr~21105931857..jpg
  • Add chopped onions and fry them till golden brown in colour.img_20180630_191716319_hdr~2338698465..jpg
  • Add in the ginger and garlic paste and fry till its rawness is gone.img_20180630_191734530_hdr~2629843139..jpg
  • Add turmeric powder,red chili powder,coriander powder and give them a quick stir.img_20180630_191916873_hdr~22086535435..jpg
  • Toss in the chopped tomatoes,some salt and cook till tomatoes are soft and the spice mixture starts leaving oil.
  • Now add the dry kasuri methi leaves and 3/4 tsp of spice blend.Mix well and toss in the paneer and capsicum.
  • Adjust the salt and mix well.You may add 1/2 cup of water to adjust the consistency of the gravy.Simmer for few minutes.
  • Mix in the cream. It is optional so you may serve as it is garnished with fresh coriander along with paratha,naan or chapati and enjoy !


ITS TIME TO RELISH ,SO ENJOY!!!!! TILL I AM BACK………………………………………………………………


11 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Megala says:

    OMG ! This looks stunning !! Thanks for sharing a dhaba style recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 😃 Megala.I love the way you appreciate my work.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. So much flavor….fabulous!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh yes , full of flavors.Thank you very much for liking it.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. PS says:

    So, such a delicious and flavorful dish.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks 😃.Yes it’s full of flavours.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. godhanmasala says:

    Most favorite dish of all!

    Liked by 2 people

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