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Spicy Kadai Paneer

It’s my long overdue to post this recipe. I’ve made this curry a few months ago and since then I wanted to post this recipe. Lazy me :-). Paneer is my all time favorite and I love any dish with paneer. My parents were here this summer and I know my mom loves paneer too. so I was wondering one day what to cook using paneer suddenly Kadai paneer came into my thoughts. Tried this recipe and it came out really tasty. Its a very simple and easy recipe. My parents loved it. It’s little bit spicy so if you are a non-spicy person cut down the spice level.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes
No of servings : 3-4
Spice Level : 3 out of 5


  • Paneer/Cottage Cheese : 250g
  • Tomatoes : 5 (finely chopped)
  • Green Chilies : 2 (chopped)
  • Garlic : 7 (Crushed or finely chopped)
  • Ginger : 1 1/2 ” crushed
  • Green Bell Pepper : 2 (thinly sliced)
  • Whole red chilies : 5-6
  • Coriander seeds : 11/2 tbsp
  • Dry Fenugrek Leaves : 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves : 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste

Method Of Preparation:
  1. Heat Oil in a kadai and add crushed ginger and garlic.
  2. Saute it until the raw smell disappears.
  3. Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry them till it become soft.
  4. Roast the coriander seeds and red chilies and grind them into coarse powder.
  5. After 10 minutes once the tomatoes become soft add the coarse powder.
  6. Cook until the whole mixture becomes thick and starts to leave oil.
  7. Now add the sliced capsicum and chopped green chilies.
  8. Saute the capsicum for 7-8 minutes.
  9. Now add garam masala powder and salt to the above mixture.
  10. Now finally add the paneer and cook the paneer for 5 minutes in the masala.
  11. Finally add kasuri methi/dry fenugrek leaves, coriander leaves.
  12. Mix and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  13. Remove from heat and serve it hot with Rotis or Naan.


  1. Thank you so much for the recipe.I can’t wait to try it

  2. Looks really good and tempting.. love the color!!

  3. We tried this recipe and taste was awesome…me and my hubby just loved it. Thanks for sharing…

  4. gonna try this recipe out fo ma frnds…:)