Kadai Paneer

  • 5.0
15 mins Cooking Time
2 Servings
Diversity score info

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Grains, root and tubers
Meats & Fish
Nuts & Seeds
Green Leafy Vegetables
Vitamin A Rich Fruits and Vegetables
Sources of Calories
Protein 13%
Carbs 20%
Fats 67%
Gluten Free
Antioxidant Rich
Restaurant Style

Kadai Paneer is a super popular Indian paneer gravy dish made in spicy tomato gravy with stir-fried paneer cubes and veggies. This recipe comes from the lands of Punjab but is famous across the world. It is a savoury and tasty recipe. Restaurant-style Kadai paneer recipe, which is a quick and easy recipe for budding chefs to try. Serve with a homemade paratha or naan! 


  • 12 No. Cottage Cheese (Cubes)
  • 1/4 Cup Tomato (Diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Onion (Diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Green Capsicum (Diced)
  • 1/8 Cup Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Tbsp Cream
  • 4 No. Garlic
  • 3 No. Black Pepper
  • 2 No. Red Chilly
  • 1/2 No. Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 Stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Leaves (Chopped)
  • 1 Tsp Ginger (Grated)
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Seeds Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin (Jeera) Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Turmeric (Haldi) Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • As Required Water


Pre Preparation
  • Step 1

    Dry roast bay leaf, jeera, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick and keep aside

  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a pan, add cloves of garlic, grated ginger

  • Step 3

    Heat oil in a pan, add diced onion, diced tomato and saute it on a medium flame.

  • Step 4

    Once it turns brown, add the roasted spices and grind them together to make a smooth paste

  • Step 1

    In a pan, heat oil, add diced onion, diced capsicum and saute for a min and keep aside

  • Step 2

    In another pan, heat oil and stir fry paneer cubes till golden brown and keep aside

  • Step 3

    Heat oil in a pan and add jeera, allow it to crackle

  • Step 4

    Add the onion paste, garam masala, red chilli powder, haldi powder, salt and mix well

  • Step 5

    Pour in little water followed by dhania powder, mix well

  • Step 6

    Cover with a lid and allow it to cook

  • Step 7

    Fold in fresh cream, stirfried paneer, sautéed onion and capsicum mix, chopped 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves and mix well

  • Step 8

    Allow it to simmer for 2 minutes on low flame

  • Step 9

    Take off the flame and transfer to a serving bowl

  • Step 10

    Garnish with coriander leaves and savour this delicacy with a homemade paratha or naan

Healthy Twist

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Black Pepper
Cow Milk Protein
Red Chilli
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Approximate values
Serving Size Medium Bowl(134gm)
Amount Per ServingCalories


% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10gm 3.6%
Dietary Fiber 4gm 13.2%
Protein 8gm 15.4%
Total Fat 16gm 20.4%

*Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is based on standard serving sizes and recipes as prepared by Fitterfly. Actual nutritional values may vary because of variations in portion size or recipes, continuous data changes by these sources, changes in growing seasons, or differences in the sources of ingredients. We may update this information from time to time and change the way we calculate Nutrition data. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary based on multiple factors. For some ingredients, nutrient information is not available and they may not reflect accurately in the Label. Please consult your doctor or a Registered Dietitian if you are on a medically restricted diet.

Reference: Indian Food Composition Tables 2017, National Institute of Nutrition; Nutritive Value of Indian Foods 2016, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research)


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