Kadhai Paneer

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Oct. 19, 2013

Quick and irresistible restaurant style dish which will satisfy your hunger pangs.


Cubed paneer 250 Gram ((Indian cottage cheese))
Clarified butter 6 Teaspoon , divided ((Ghee))
Chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon
Chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon
Whole dry red chilies 2
Onion 1 Large , chopped finely
Tomatoes 1 1/2 , chopped finely
Capsicum 1/2 , sliced ((green bell pepper))
Cayenne pepper powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam masala powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Whole bay leaf 1
Cloves 5
Cinnamon stick 1/2 Inch
Water 70 Milliliter
Salt To Taste



1. For the base of the sauce, in a blender add the tomato, chopped onion, garlic, and ginger. Blend into a smooth paste. Pour the mixture in a bowl and set aside.


2. In a frying pan, heat 4 teaspoons ghee (clarified butter).When ghee becomes hot add the paneer( Indian cottage cheese).

3. Fry and take them out on a piece of kitchen towel to soak the extra ghee.

4. In the same pan pour some more ghee (2 teaspoon), add bay leaf , cloves, dry red chillies and cinnamon stick.

5. When the spices splutter add onion and tomato mix. Stir well on a low flame. Cook till it changes colour and the oil leaves the gravy . If it gets a bit dry add 20 ml of water (optional). keep checking the sauce from time to time.

6. Add turmeric powder, cayenne pepper powder, and garam masala powder. Mix it well. Pour water (20 ml). Don’t dilute the gravy too much.

7. Stir in capsicum and season with salt to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes on a low flame.

8. Add the fried pieces of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and water (50 ml). Cook for another 3-4 minutes.


9. Serve hot with roti, paratha or naan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 347Calories from Fat 164

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 644 mg26.83%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet