Paneer Recipes

Kadhai Paneer

khadai Paneer


For Paste:

Tomatos for gravy- 4 (medium sized)

Big onions- 2

Chilli powder- 2 tablespoons (adjust as per your taste)

Salt- 1 TableSpoon

For Curry:

Paneer- 200 gms

Ghee- 2 Tablespoons

Unsalted Butter- 4 tablespoons butter

Oil- 2 tablespoons

Capsicum (cut into 1 inch pieces) – 8 pieces

small Tomato (Cut into big peices)- 1 cut into 4 peices

Chopped Onion- 1 (small)

Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 TeaSpoon

Chopped Coriander leaves- 2 table spoons

Chopped Mint Leaves- 1/2 Table Spoon

Curry leaves- 1 spring

Salt- as per taste

Chilli powder- 1/2 tablespoon (adjust as per your taste)

Coriander powder- 2 Table Spoons

Garam Masala- 2 Big pinches


Cinanimon- 1 (1 inch peice)

Elachi- 4

Cashew nut paste- 2 Tablespoons (optional)

Fresh Cream- 1 Tablespoon (optional)

Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoon


Make a fine paste of all the ingredients mentioned under Paste.

Heat pan with 2 tablespoons of ghee and 2 tablespoons oil . Add paneer and fry till paneer turns golden brown. Remove paneer from pan place them in 2 cups of  Warm water for about 10 minutes. Don’t throw this water you can use this water in curry.

To the same pan add cumin seeds, cininamon,cloves,elachi and let them splutter. Then add onions, curryleaves and fry for a minute. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder stirr well for 1/2 minute.If you want to add Cashew nut paste you can add now , and cook for 2 minutes, this gives rich flavor to the gravy.  Now add tomato – onion paste wich we prepared earlier. Cook on medium flame for about 5 minutes. To this add chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, 1 big pinch of garam masala and cook till oil gets sepearted from Tomato-Onion paste.

Now its time to add our capsicum, chopped tomato and paneer cubes along with a cup of water. Cook on lower flame for about 10 more minutes or till Capsicum turns soft. By this time the gravy thickens. Add the remaining butter, pinch of garam masala, chopped coriander, chopped mint leaves . Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot with Chapati , Parata , Biryani or any dish of your choice.