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Kadhai Paneer | Dhaba Style Kadhai Paneer

Cooking Method
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 30 min Total Time: 1 hr
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Attract your guests and family members by making delicious and flavourful Kadai paneer in a Dhaba style through this recipe. 

Kadai paneer is a spicy, flavourful, super delicious and warming dish made by cooking paneer and adding bell peppers for fragrance. This spiced and uniquely flavoured Kadai paneer is unique compared to other famous paneer dishes like shahi paneer and paneer butter masala. This dish will be cooked in a kadhai, known as Kadai paneer.

For people who love authentic Indian flavours and want to try spicy foods, Kadai paneer is a perfect choice. You can serve this restaurant style curry with roti, butter naan, steamed basmati rice or jeera rice. 

For those who want to try making this dish today, following the right recipe is a must. Therefore visit the HoneyBite YouTube channel for the exclusive Kadai paneer recipe video and understand the complete procedure.

Chef Aman Goyal will show you how to make this spicy North Indian and dhaba style kadai paneer at your home. 

About Kadai Paneer:

Kadai paneer is a blend of paneer and tomato gravy with Kadai masala. Kadai masala is nothing but fresh ground spices. The exact origin of this dish is unknown, according to modern studies. 

But it is believed that paneer was invented during the 16th century, and it is cooked all over North India. Especially it is more prevalent in Punjab and Haryana region. Kadai paneer is famous for the use of aromatic, strong spices and traditional cooking style.

Onions and Capsicum are mixed in deliciously smoky and spicy gravy, which can be lip-smacking. Those who want to try Dhaba style recipes at their home, sure bookmark this dish now and attract all your guests.

Events to be served:

You can make this Paneer recipe for all parties, weekend menus, get-together meetings, celebrations and much more. Enjoy the party thoroughly by having this spicy and delicious kadai paneer. 

Kadhai Paneer Ingredients
  • 1 cup Oil (Use As Per Need)
  • 1 cup Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Green Chilli (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (Choppped)
  • 1 cup Tomato (Chopped)
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Bay leaf
  • 3 sticks Red Chilli
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 pinch Sauf
  • 1 pinch Dry Corriander
  • 1 cup Roughly Cut Onion
  • 1 cup Roughly Cut Tomato
  • 1 cup Roughly Cut Capcicum
  • 1 cup Paneer
Gravy Preperation
  1. Starting Process

    Start the Gas and add 2 table spoon of oil in the kadhai. Let it get little Hot.

  2. Adding Spices and Chopped Vegetable.

    First Add A Chopped Onion in the warm oil, and cook it for few approx 1 min, and as you find Onion Start getting little yellowish colour, will add chopped garlic, Chopped Green Chilli, Chopped Ginger, We  Cook a little bit.

    As you find the onion and garlic got cooked now will add spices, will add little bit of turmeric, Kashmiri Red chilli powder, Dry corriander powder, and salt as per taste.

    As spices get cooked, will add Chopped Tomato, quantity of Chopped Tomato is double the quantity of Chopped Onion. Than Add Tomato Puree. Mix It well.

    Take Gravy in Some Bowl.

  3. Main Process of The Recipe

    Take a pan and add some oil in it, Add few black pepper, Tej Patta, Red Chilly, Crushed Sauf, Crushed Dry Corriander, Cook all the spices.

    Now as all spices got cooked at that stage will add roughly chopped onion, tomatoes, capcicum, Now will also add paneer at this stage so Paneer get all the flavour of spices and vegetables.

    When All Vegetable get cooked, will add gravy in it, and mix it will, not keep some time for cooking. The famous Dhaba Style Kadhai Paneer is Ready to serve.


In the Kadai paneer recipe video, this YouTube channel suggests you use only fresh paneer and quality Kadai masala to get a good result. It also suggests you don’t overcook the paneer since it may lose its flavour. Adding enough amount spices is essential for this recipe. Hence the channel suggests you add spice according to your guest’s preference. 

Final words:

From the scenario mentioned above, you now have explored the idea of the Kadai paneer recipe. Now is the right time for you to start preparing this exclusive dhaba style dish by checking out the video.

You can also find more restaurant style dishes on this YouTube channel. Honeybite channel also includes other exciting recipes such as Paneer RollPepper PaneerPoha Recipe, and much more to make your day special.

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