Kadhai Paneer and Khumb

Kadhai Paneer and Khumb

Published January 30, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 30 min


For those who are used to kadhai dishes, this is a great addition. It is also perfect for vegetarians as both the cheese and mushrooms in the dish are full of good nutrients. This is a perfect when served with either rice or naan.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approximately 2/3 cup
Calories per serving: 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.0g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5.0g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.75g 3%
Protein 3.0g 4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1/2 pound fresh paneer cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 pound fresh oyster mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large or 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves, for garnishing

Step by Step:

  1. Grind the piece of ginger, cloves of garlic and the green chilies to a fine paste.
  2. Heat olive oil in a round bottomed pan and add the finely chopped onions. Fry the onions in the oil for about a minute until they become translucent.
  3. Add the ginger, garlic and green chili paste and fry for another minute and add the tomatoes and fry until the oil separates.
  4. Put salt, red chili power, cilantro powder and turmeric powder, stir and add the mushrooms. To this mixture, add 1/4 cup water.
  5. Simmer and cook till mushrooms are tender. Then add the paneer and red pepper.
  6. Cook for another five minutes and take off the flame.
  7. Sprinkle with garam masala and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve in the kadhai itself with rotis.