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kadai paneer recipe
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kadai paneer recipe dhaba style

Kadai paneer is a silky smooth curry which melts into your mouth & is love in first bite !
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Servings: 2


  • frying pan
  • Blender for fresh tomato puree
  • chopper optional


  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped/thick paste
  • ½ red & green capsicums or bell peppers diced
  • 4 medium tomatoes pureed
  • 200 grams cottage cheese
  • 4 tablespoon ghee or oil



  • Heat oil in a pan,cook capsicum and cubed onions for few mins,keep aside.
  • Add ginger,chillies and finely chopped onion with salt,cook until brown
  • Now, add tomatoes puree and let it soften.
  • Add spices and cook until oil oozes out.
  • Add yogurt,cook for few minutes and add 2 cups of water.
  • Cook until it starts boiling,Add cottage cheese cubes with capsicum and stir well.(You can saute the paneer cubes in 1 tablespoon of oil/ghee before adding to the gravy.This is optional)
  • Add kasuri methi, cook for 10 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves
  • Serve hot with roti or veg fried rice / jeera rice


Adjust the spice (chillies,garam masala) as per your taste.
Swap it for tofu if vegan
Yogurt can be skipped as well.