Kadhai Paneer - North Indian Recipe

Kadhai Paneer Recipe

Kadhai Paneer It’s a healthy makeover for one of North India’s favourite kadhai stir  fries, a dish that is a quintessential dhaba experience too. Soft chunks of cottage cheese wrapped in a spicy tomato mix. Keep this a stir fry, or find notes at the bottom to make it a gravy.

Cooking time
20 min


    • 1 cup cottage cheese / paneer pieces
    • 1 tablespoon Saffola oil  
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon whole coriander seeds, roasted
    • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
    • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
    • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
    • 1/2 green capsicum, julienned 
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
    • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, julienned 
    • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves, chopped 
    • 1 teaspoon salt 
    • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger strips to garnish

How to make Kadhai Paneer

    • In a pestle and mortar crush the roasted coriander seeds with red chilli flakes
    • Heat oil in a heavy bottom wok / kadhai heat the oil, then add the coriander red chilli mix. Sauté for 5-7 seconds until fragrant, then add the ginger garlic paste
    • Sauté for a minute, then add the tomato puree and chopped tomatoes
    • Sauté on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the tomatoes get soft and cooked
    • Now add the kasuri methi, mix well, followed by the cottage cheese pieces
    • Season with salt and stir over high flame until the spices coat the cottage cheese pieces
    • Finally, toss in the bell peppers and fresh chopped coriander leaves. Toss well for 2-3 minutes
    • Serve hot garnished with julienned ginger

    Note: Increase the tomato puree to 4 tablespoons to make this a 'gravy' dish. You can also add 1 tablespoon low-fat milk towards the end to add creaminess.

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kadhai Paneer

Sorry to say ut you have not mentioned Tomato puree and chopped tomatoes in ingredients required list so please add the quantity required

Mar 27, 2017

Average: 3 (1 vote)



Jun 24, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)

good recipe..but there is no mention of ...

good recipe..but there is no mention of dry spices like turmeric, chilli powder and kasuri methi.

Jul 09, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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