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Punjabi Kadai paneer recipe, a quick and easy recipe with step by step youtube video. This is very aromatic and delicious Kadai paneer gravy also known as kadhai paneer recipe.Indians love Paneer, most of us know this already. If you are a chef or a cooking expert you know how many Times we are asked “Can I substitute this with paneer” however frustrating we may find this but this highlights the fact that Paneer is the most popular substitute for the meat for vegetarians. This easy Indian paneer gravy recipes tastes best with Naan, Roti or Paratha. You can serve it along with jeera rice (Cumin rice) too.

Kadai Paneer Recipe- How to make Kadai Paneer

Kadai paneer is tasty paneer dish in which paneer is cooked with capsicum, onion and tomato in gravy that taste absolutely delicious with tandoori Naan or roti. .
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Paneer, paneer recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 250 gms paneer / cottage cheese , cubed
  • 2 onions boiled and grated
  • 1 cup tomato Fresh puree
  • 1 tsp inch ginger paste
  • 2 quartered green bell peppers
  • 2 Quartered Tomatoes
  • 1 quartered onion and separated
  • 1 cup milk whole
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi fenugreek crushed /dry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon coriander / cilantro chopped leaves
  • to taste salt
  • red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder


  • In a pan heat 2 tablespoon oil. add grated ginger, saute it for a minute and add boiled and grated onion to the pan.
  • Now when onion paste is sauted for 2-3 minutes ( because it is already cooked) add fresh tomato puree.
  • saute the tomatoes and onion paste till it starts to leave oil in the sides of the pan.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt, stir it well. Keep this pan aside.
  • In another pan take 1 tablespoon of oil and now start adding all the quartered vegetables one by one.
  • Saute them with paneer on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes till light brown marks start to appear on paneer. Now switch of the heat. And transfer these vegetables to pan with prepared masala.
  • Add 1 cup of milk and bring this curry to a light boil. When curry starts to simmer add kasuri methi and this curry is ready to serve. Finally garnish it with sprinkle of fresh coriander.