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Restaurant Style Kadai Paneer

  • Author: Sheenam
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Chunks of Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) tossed in a spicy, flavourful, lightly tangy and a tad bit sweet tomato curry with capsicum (green peppers) and onions - made dhaba style (or restaurant style) at home in simple easy steps (+VIDEO)


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger (grated)
  • 1 tsp garlic (grated)
  • 1 large capsicum (cubed)
  • 1 large onion (cubed)
  • 1 cup tomato puree: 200 grams (see note 1)
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp degi mirch
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream or yogurt
  • 200 grams paneer (cubed)


  1. Add oil to a kadhai (or wok) and let heat for a few seconds. Add ginger and garlic and mix well on medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add onions and capsicum and mix until lightly cooked.
  3. Add tomato puree, salt, degi mirch, chilli powder, turmeric and mix until well combined.
  4. Cover and let cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Take the lid off and add garam masala, coriander powder and sugar. Mix well for a few seconds.
  6. Add cream or yogurt and finally add the paneer.
  7. Mix and serve with naan or rice.


  1. To make tomato puree, simply blitz fresh tomatoes in a blender and use 1 cup (200 grams) for this recipe.

Keywords: paneer, indian cottage cheese, curry, vegetarian, dinner, lunch

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