Kadhai Paneer(Indian Cheese & Green Pepper In Spicy Sauce)

Kadhai Paneer is a Punjabi dish which can be enjoyed with the many varieties of Indian breads. It is made with Indian cottage cheese and bell pepper and has a spicy flavor. This is a particularly popular paneer dish in north India

Recipe by:-Alfred Prasad, Head chef at London's Michelin(videojug)

Ingredients :-

For Kadhai Sauce:-

Whole Red Chillies:- 2
Coriander Seeds:- 3 Tsp
Garlic cloves finely chopped:- 6
Tomatoes (chopped):- 6
Red Chilli powder:- 1 Tsp
Turmeric Powder:- 1/2 Tsp


1)First, put two whole red chillies and 3 teaspoons of coriander seeds into a blender or food processor, and blend for about 20 seconds until you have a coarse powder.

2)Put 3 tbsp of oil into a frying pan to heat over a hot flame.Add the coarse powder to the frying pan.

3)Stir, turn down to a low heat, and leave to fry for about 3 minutes

4) Add the garlic to the frying pan and fry for about 5 minutes until golden

5)Chop up the tomatoes and add them to the pan.Turn the flame up to a high heat and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6)Add red chilli powder, and turmeric powder, and stir.

7)Turn down to a medium heat, cover, and leave for about 20 minutes until the tomatoes are pulped.

Paneer Preparation


Paneer:- 250 gm (cut in 1 cm cubes -see notes)
Green Bell Pepper:- 2 Cut in small square sizes as paneer
Oil:- 1 1/2 Tbsp
Coriander seeds;- 5 gm
Kasoori Methi powder:- 1 Tbsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnish


1)Heat vegetable oil in the frying pan, over a medium heat. Now coriander seeds. The seeds will start to crackle, and pop.

2)Add the paneer cheese. Fry for about 2 minutes until a little bit golden. Then add the chopped peppers. stir for about 1 minute.

3)Add a little water to the pan. Keep stirring until it comes to the boil. Pour in the Kadhai sauce you prepared earlier and salt.

4)Add Kasoori Methi to the pan, and stir

Garnish with coriander leaves..Enjoy:)

NOTE:-If you have bought it whole, cut 250g of paneer into 1cm cubes. Then, fill a small bowl with warm water. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Add the cubed cheese, and fry for about 1 minute. Then, carefully take the cheese out of the pan and place into the bowl of warm water for later.


Reshmi said...

wow.. kadhai paneer looks tempting!!


Sushma Mallya said...

Looks absolutely mouthwatering Preethi ...would love to try this:)

Vatsala. said...

Kadhai paneer is very inviting. I love this dish

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

curry looks very mouthwatering !!! perfect color, slurp

Swathi said...

Kadai paneer dishes looks delicious.

divya said...

Yumm yumm, picture itself makes me hungry.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kadai Paneer looks awesome.Great Pics.

Hamaree Rasoi

Plateful said...

Love kadai dishes. Beautiful shot!

Rani acharyulu said...

Wav,perfect kadai paneer,looks delicious.Beautiful and lively picture.

Varunavi said...

Mouthwatering curry

nivedita said...

I lovvveee Paneer. and this is too tempting.

Priya said...

Slurp,totally tempting and fingerlicking dish..

Soumya Vineeth said...

Hi Preeti, Thanks for dropping by at my painting space and glad that found one of my type! hehe..Happy following your reservoir of recipes

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovely and delicious..


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yummy! love the color!

Satya said...

kadai paneer looks tempting ... an all time favorite

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The Foodie said...

WOW this kadhai paneer is looking delicious..glad to have dropped at ur site and happy to follow you.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Love paneer, looks mouthwatering and delicious.

Vidhya said...

Spicy and yummy kadai paneer.

Priya's Feast said...

Luv this spicy paneer with any course of meal,it luks yumm

M D said...

What lovely presentation for an equally delicious dish! Love to try it your way:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Love anything with paneer,this looks really tempting.

Shanavi said...

Slurp slurp.. can't go wrong with paneer

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Visiting your blog for the first time.. You have a wonderful collection of recipes...Glad to follow you...Thanxz for visiting my blog...

Neenu Praveen said...

im in love wth ths..wow...yummy...

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