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Kadai Paneer no onion no garlic recipe

3.96 from 21 votes
Total: 30 minutes
Serves 4 PEOPLE


Since it’s the Navratri week, my no onion no garlic meal planner calls for Kadai paneer tonight. A flavorful and delicious paneer dish cooked in a tomato based gravy and that too without onions. Trust me without the onions too, this dish is loaded with flavor and has a refreshing taste. Most of all its simple to cook, prepared with minimal ingredients and the flavor and aroma remains the same.


RECIPE DETAIL – Start the recipe by cutting paneer and bell pepper in cubes. Heat oil and cook tomato and tomato puree until it forms a sauce. Feel free to omit tomato puree and use 2 chopped tomatoes instead. Toss in cubed bell peppers and cook until it is soft but still has a crunch left to it. Mix in the spices, add paneer cubes and there you go – yummy kadai paneer is ready. Adjust seasonings, stir it all together and sit and enjoy kadai paneer with warm rotis. For tonight’s dinner I am going to pair it with Panchamal dal and Jeera rice.

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Kadai Paneer no onion no garlic recipe

Kadai Paneer no onion no garlic recipe

3.96 from 21 votes
A flavorful and delicious paneer dish cooked in a tomato based gravy and that too without onions.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 PEOPLE



  • 1/2 kg Paneer Cubes
  • 1 small Capsicum/bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 small Tomato, cubed
  • 2.5 tablespoon Tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped cilantro leaves - to garnish



  • Assemble: all the ingredients.
  • Wash and cut capsicum in cubes.
  • Cut Paneer in cubes.
  • In a kadai heat oil. Add cumin seeds and whole red chilies. When cumin starts to crackle add ginger paste and chopped tomato.
  • Pour in tomato puree and saute for a minute. Add capsicum and...
  • Mix in all the spices. Add 3 tablespoon water and mix.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until capsicum is half cooked. If you like you can add 2 tablespoon of cream to the tomato gravy.
  • Add kastoori methi, garam masala powder and mix. Stir in the paneer pieces.
  • Mix until well blended. Adjust spices and kadai paneer is ready.
  • Pair it with warm rotis and dal. Enjoy!!
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi

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  1. Mala Thiagu says:

    That’s a lovely Way to eat paneer tikka during Vrat days too. Please take time to visit my blog , which is gonna turn 4 months old. It is

  2. Sneha varik says:

    Hi Ruchi!! Loved this recipe.. i tried it today.. n it turned out to be awesome.. thank u so much

  3. Parminder says:

    This recipe was really Good! Kids enjoyed having the dish ! Thanks

  4. Jiya says:

    Hii ruchi didi your dish was osm and so easy…I am only 14 and I will make the dish for my family they all loved it thanksss

    • Ruchi says:

      That’s so awesome, Jiya. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      Your family would be so proud of you. Keep experimenting and God bless you. ๐Ÿ˜

  5. Aditya says:

    So nice

  6. Jhilik says:

    Thank u for the lovely recipe. My family just loved the dish.