Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese with Capsicum)

Today when I opened my refrigerator, all I could find was some capsicum and realized that it’s time again to refill it with fresh vegetables. Since I had to prepare something for the dinner and it was too late to go to market, I started thinking what I could make just using capsicum. Suddenly, I realized that I had bought some ready made paneer cubes couple of weeks ago which could be an excellent add-on to make a rich kadai paneer. Kadai Paneer is a typical Punjabi dish and it is normally prepared in a kadai. Adding capsicum and kasoori methi powder gives it a rich aroma and serves as a great combo with any type of Indian breads.

Kadai Paneer


  1. Paneer (cut into cubes) – 250gms
  2. Onion(chopped) –2
  3. Tomato (chopped) – 2
  4. Ginger-garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  6. Capsicum(bell Pepper) – 2
  7. Kashmiri Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Kasoori methi powder – 1tbsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Oil
  14. Coriander leaves – to garnish


  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin and once it starts spluttering add ginger garlic paste and saute.
  2. Then add chopped onions and fry till light brown.Add turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder and saute well.
  3. Add chopped tomato and chopped capsicum and cover and cook for 2 minutes.once it start to separate from oil add paneer cubes, kasoori methi powder,garam masala powder,salt to it and mix.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of  water to it and cook till gravy is thick.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. serve with roti or Naan.


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9 Responses

  1. Cham says:

    Love this dish and looks divine 🙂

  2. shubha says:

    paneer is my fav..I never fail to order atleast one paneer dish wen I at out..the pic is awsome

  3. lissie says:

    this is a yummy dish I would love to have with Nan…! 🙂

  4. Rohini says:

    My any-time fav is Paneer and this is one dish sure to find place in my plate whenever we eat out!! Your version looks absolutely delicious!
    Thanks for dropping by!! You have a lovely space out there..Will be back often 🙂

  5. Gulmohar says:

    Fabulous dish…would love to have it with some naan right away 🙂

  6. Lubna Karim says:

    Wow…that’s an yum and spicy side dish….looks tempting….

  7. Veena says:

    Yummy and easy paneer dish.. goes will with rice or nan or even bread


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