Kadai Paneer | Spiced Cottage Cheese with Green Bell Peppers

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Kadai Paneer | Spiced Cottage Cheese with Green Bell Peppers


Kadai Paneer is a delicious north indian recipe that is made from fresh homemade paneer and sauteed with Green Bell Peppers, dried fenugreek leaves and the cardamom. When you have the paneer, all you need a a few spices and wok also known as a kadai. The capsicum and the onions are stir fried on high heat and then the tomatoes are added in to give it the moisture. I typically like to grate my tomatoes for the Kadai Paneer recipe, but you can add it chunks as well. Serve the Kadai Paneer hot for dinner along with ready Phulka's and Paneer Pulav.

Lets dive right in to see how to make the Kadai Paneer Recipe
Makes: 3 to 4 servings

Ingredients to make Kadai Paneer recipe

  • 1 recipe of homemade paneer. Click to see Video Recipe of How to make Homemade Paneer
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper/ capsicum, diced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder or 1 badi elaichi
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • oil for cooking
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed wok or a kadai; add onions, green bell peppers, ginger,garlic and sauté until the onions and peppers are tender. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder,cumin powder, black pepper powder, red chilli powder and saute until the water from the tomatoes have evaporated and become a thick paste.
  • Add butter, salt, cardamom powder or badi elaichi and and sauté for few more minutes. Add the paneer pieces and kasuri methi and simmer with the pan covered for a few minutes on low heat. Turn off the heat, and allow the paneer to rest for a couple of minutes before you are ready to serve.

  • Serve the Kadai Paneer hot with phulka's and paneer pulav. I hope you liked the recipe of Kadai Paneer and do get to try it in your kitchen. Would love to hear your feedback in the comments below.
Last modified on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 10:15
Archana Doshi

I am the Founder of Archana's Kitchen that focuses on healthy vegetarian recipes and cooking techniques. I try to keep my simple, smart and seasonal and believe in cooking food fresh everyday without additives and preservatives. I hope you enjoy my recipes and cooking them for your friends and family. Please do take a little time to comment on the recipes, as your feedback means a lot to me. And dont forget to share the recipes on your favourite social networks.