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Karahi Paneer Recipe | Restaurant style Kadai Paneer | Paneer Side Dish

Being born in a family of non-veg lovers, vegetarian dishes are not much of a fancy to us. But for me there is one exception, I love Paneer and make sure there is a paneer recipe in the menu every fortnight  Although the fight between chicken, fish and paneer happens at home, I still do things my way :P. RK never used to even like the thought of Paneer but since I used to make it he ended up loving it. Now thats what I call as a lovely husband.

Karahi Paneer/ Kadai Paneer is a lovely flavor-packed and simple paneer recipe that is great with roti's or just any kind of bread. If you are a tofu lover you can just add tofu to this recipe. Of course you can do your own paneer at home if have all the time for it. Karahi is a thick circular round pot similar to a chinese wok/ indian kadai. The whole idea of cooking in a Karahi is for simmering to get the maximum burst of flavor. If you have used a kadai/ wok before you are sure to know what I am talking about. 


Recipe Source ~ I ♥ Curry (slightly modified)
Cook & Prep time ~ 20 mins
Serves ~ 4-6 people


6 tbsp veg oil

1and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 inch fresh root ginger, skin peeled and chopped
2 fat garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3-5 green chillies, whole, slit in the middle
3 small tomatoes, chopped
1/3 tsp turmeric powder
3 tsp ground coriander
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garam masala
300 gms paneer, chopped into 2.5 cm dice
1/2 each green,red and yellow pepper chopped into 2.5 cm dice
Salt- to taste
Milk/cream - 1 tbsp


  • Chop the onion, capsicum/peppers, paneer and set aside. In a mixie/blender puree the tomato with all the spices, ginger, garlic and salt with a little water to help and keep ready
  • Heat oil in a large karahi/kadai/non-stick pan, add cumin seeds wait for them to brown and release aroma, this would take around 6 minutes. Add the puree and let it cook in medium to high flame until it thickens. You will find the masal releasing oil and further brown them by stirring constantly. 
  • Add the peppers and paneer with a good sprinkle of water and mix carefully without breaking the paneer. Now add the milk/cream, check for spice and salt. Cover the lid and let it cook for 4 minutes
Serve hot with roti/ bread


  1. congrats priya..thanks for passing to me...

  2. Hey Congrats Priya.... Thanks for sharing it with me... But where is the Award?? I am not able to view it???

    1. please check the award in the post dear :-)

    2. First wen I saw, it didn display at all.. later on it displayed...

  3. Delicious kadai paneer....looks yummy....congrats on ur award....

  4. Congrats on the award, Priya.. Thanks for passing it to me. Will post in my awards page soon.. :)

  5. Thanks for the award Priya :) and sharing it with me .. a real pleasant surprise :)

  6. Congrats Priya!!! you're a great cook.Thanks for sharing it with me :) Karahi Paneer looks delish!!!

  7. Congrats on your award dear,wish you many many more,keep rocking!
    Great to know more about you:)This paneer dish is awesome flavorful and colorful.

  8. Thanks for the award dear...kadai paneer looks so yum...would love to dig into this with roti.

  9. Congrats....Paneer looks so yum...

  10. Paneer recipes are always welcome at my house.. Lovely pics again Priya.. I am a fan now.! Thnx for linking and happy to follow you..

  11. Karahi Paneer looks tempting...Colngrats on the award and Thanks for sharing with me....

  12. Delicious karahi Paneer, nice to know more about you. Congrats on your award wishing many more in your way.

  13. Congrats on ur award.Looks nice, new recipe to me using paneer ..

  14. nice to know more about you priya! kadai paneer looks great! congrats for your award. thanks for sharing it with me, will post it soon.

  15. congrats on the award, Priya...and thanks so much for thinking of me! It's very much appreciated my dear!
    Btw, the paneer looks wonderful!

  16. Congrats on your award. Thanks for passing this wonderful award to me. Keep up your good work.

  17. Thanks for sharing this award with me :))


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