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Kadai Paneer and Peppers

by Safira Adam
on 25th April 2019
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A traditional flavourful and aromatic recipe for Kadai Paneer, made with Indian cottage cheese and peppers. Delicious served with steaming hot naan.

Kadai Paneer and Peppers

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  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 1.5 inch ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chillies - pierced
  • 2 onions - diced finely
  • 300g passata
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) - optional
  • 1 medium red pepper - chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 226g paneer - chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 100ml double cream
  • 175ml water
Prep Time


  1. Heat the oil in a large kadai/wok or pot over a medium/high heat.

  2. Add the ginger and garlic into a blender with a splash of water and puree. Add this mixture to the pot with the green chillies. Cook for 1-2 minutes over a medium/low heat.

  3. Stir in the onions and cook until golden brown. This should take about 10 minutes.

  4. Pour in the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes over a medium/high heat.

  5. Add the coriander, cumin, red chilli, turmeric, garam masala and salt. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the kasuri methi if using.

  6. Add in the chopped pepper and paneer. Pour in 175 ml water and cream. Simmer for 5 minutes over a low heat.

  7. Check for seasoning and if the passata is a little sour, add a pinch of sugar.

  8. Serve with Naan.

Safira Adam

Safira Adam is a full time blogger, photographer and mum of two. She has been working as a food blogger for a year and shares recipes, nutritional information and posts about events she has attended. She is currently studying Nutrition, Herbalism and Unani TIbb (Ancient Greek Medicine).
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