Chilli Paneer | How to make Chilli Paneer

By Moumita Malla  |  19th Nov 2016  |  
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About Chilli Paneer Recipe

Chili Paneer is a popular item in any Indian Reastaurent. Here paneer or Indian cottage cheese are cooked in a flavourful Chinese spiced gravy.

Chilli Paneer is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Chilli Paneer has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Moumita Malla is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Chilli Paneer recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Chilli Paneer is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 15 minutes. This is recipe of Chilli Paneer is perfect to serve 2 people. Chilli Paneer is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Chilli Paneer. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Chilli Paneer by commenting on this page below!

Chilli Paneer

Ingredients to make Chilli Paneer

  • For frying the paneer:
  • paneer- 100 grams (cut into cubes)
  • oil- 1 cup
  • Corn flour-1/4 cup
  • Plain flour (maida)- 4 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce -2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder- 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed, approx 4 tablespoons for the above mentioned measurements (adjust the water level,the batter should not be very thin or thick )
  • For making the gravy:
  • Grated ginger- 1 teaspoon
  • garlic cloves- 8 finely chopped
  • onion- 2 big (cut into 1 inch cube )
  • Green capsicum- 1 (cut into 1 inch cube)
  • Spring onions (white parts)- 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Green chilies- 6 (cut into thin slices)
  • Soy sauce- 1 tablespoon
  • Green chilli sauce- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli sauce- 1 teaspoon
  • tomato sauce- 1 teaspoon
  • vinegar- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ajinomoto or Monosodium Glutamate or Chinese salt- 1 pinch (optional )
  • Black pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • oil- 2 tablespoons
  • sugar-1 teaspoon
  • Corn flour -2 teaspoons
  • salt to taste
  • Spring onions, green parts -1/4 cup (chopped)

How to make Chilli Paneer

  1. Combine all the ingredients for frying the paneer in a bowl. Make a smooth batter. Then coat the paneer pieces with batter.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the paneer pieces in hot oil over a high flame till the paneer is light brown in colour. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
  3. To make the gravy, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan.
  4. Add chopped garlic, fry until the garlic turns into light brown in colour. Add in the cube onions, cube capsicum, spring onions white and green chillies and saute over a high flame for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add in the soya sauce, red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce, salt and sugar. Mix and stir on a high flame for 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring continuously.
  6. Add in the corn flour water mixture, stir well and allow it come to a boil. Let the sauce thicken. Then add in the fried paneer cubes and simmer them in sauce for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add in the tomato sauce, 1/4 cup chopped spring onions, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ajinomoto, mix and toss well for 1 minute on a high flame while stirring continuously.
  8. Take it off the gas and garnish it with chopped spring onions (green parts).
  9. Serve it with chicken, egg and sea fried rice.

My Tip:

Do not overcook the paneer while frying, otherwise it will get hard.

Reviews for Chilli Paneer (2)

Anita Singh2 years ago


Andrea Srivastava2 years ago

They look absolutely mouth watering

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