BM #85 Week 3 Day 2 - 

Kadai Paneer is typically a Dhaba style dish with Paneer, Capsicum and onion simmered in a special blend of spices and tomato puree.

In this week's series of Main course Gravy/Rice, this features as a family favorite ever since I first made it at home. 

I sometimes make the Kadai masala powder with just Coriander seeds and it turns out just awesome. Instead of cream I sometimes use cashew butter or just grind 8-10 cashews along with tomato puree.

Recipe Source Here
Ingredients - 

Bell Peppers, cubed 1 cup
Onions, Cubed 1/2 cup
Paneer, cubed 1 1/2 cups
Tomato Puree from 3-4 tomatoes
Salt, Sugar, Red Chili Powder and Cream as needed
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Seasoning (Butter 1 Tbsp)
Kadai Masala - Dry Roast
Red Chilies 3-4
Pepper Corns 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi 1 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, dry roast the spices one by one (listed under 'Kadai Masala').

Coarse grind the spices, take about a teaspoon of it and set aside. Grind the remaining spices finely.

In a heated pan, add butter and the coarsely ground kadai masala. Add in the cubed onions and bell peppers and saute for a couple minutes making sure they are not cooked through.

Add in the tomato puree, salt, red chili powder, garam masala and sugar.

Allow it to cook for a few minutes.

Add in the cubed paneer, sprinkle the finely powdered kadai masala and cream. Mix well and remove from heat.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with naan/roti/rice.


Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, February 18, 2018


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. The whole plate looks so inviting Harini. I love Kadai Paneer and makes a yummy side dish for naans!

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Who will resist to fantastic Kadai paneer, cant take my eyes from that bowl. Delicious side dish for rotis.

  5. Mayuri Patel Says:
  6. I simply can't take my eyes of the wonderful clicks of kadai paneer. Looks very yummy.

  7. That is a mouthwatering plate of food. Kadai paneer makes a nice side dish for rice and roti or one can just eat it as is if on a low carb diet.

  8. I can never say no to paneer dishes. Looks so tempting that I want some right now.

  9. Kadhai paneer is our family favorite dish. This looks so delicious.

  10. That looks flavorsome harini, that kadai masala at the end must add amazing aroma isn't! Paneer dishes are always a hit at home ! Looks super good!

  11. wow - looks so delicious - would love to have this

  12. code2cook Says:
  13. Kadhai Paneer looking very drooling. Rich gravy looking so tempting just want this plate to finish.

  14. Ritu Tangri Says:
  15. I'm feeling so hungry now. Kadai paneer is our family favorite. I make it at least once in a week, still you are making me drool over it

  16. Suja Ram Says:
  17. Am crazy about Paneer dishes and the Aroma of Kadai Paneer Masala is simply amazing. Yours look perfect.

  18. Suma Gandlur Says:
  19. That is one delicious meal, Harini. The curry looks really colorful.

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