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Cheese Chilly

Gavneet Kaur
20 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Cheese Chilly RECIPE

Cheese chilly or chilly paneer is an indo-chinese recipe. Whether served as a starter or as a side dish in your maincourse, it's a delicious delight for everyone. This is a gravy version of paneer chilly. This recipe uses and recommends deep frying of marinated paneer cubes for best taste. But you can also shallow fry them by using my techniques given in the end of this post. It is best served with Chinese fried rice/ veg fried rice. You can also have it with Naan or Hakka noodles.

Recipe Tags

  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Chinese
  • Stir fry
  • Simmering
  • Frying
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 250 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  2. 2 tablespoon corn starch/ cornflour
  3. 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch)
  5. 2 tablespoon oil
  6. Salt as required
  7. 4 medium sized onions, quartered and separated in squares
  8. 2-3 small bell peppers/capsicum 
  9. 6-7 Garlic cloves
  10. 2-3 green chillies
  11. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  12. 1 tsp green chilly sauce
  13. 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  14. 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  15. 2 tablespoon water added in the leftover cornflour to add glaze and thicken the gravy
  16. 1 cup water for gravy


  1. Grind garlic, cloves and green chillies to make it into a paste. Chop onions and capsicum in squares. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, take paneer cubes and add cornflour, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, salt and a little oil to it.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough place paneer cubes in it.
  4. Flip it over and cook from both sides till light golden in colour. Drain it on a kitchen paper.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and put garlic green chilly paste in it.
  6. Cook until the raw smell of garlic goes and then add capsicum.
  7. Cook till it gets a little tender and then add onions.
  8. Let it cook for 2 minutes and add soy sauce, green chilly sauce, tomato ketchup, black pepper powder and salt.
  9. Stir well and add water and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Now add the leftover cornflour paste so that the gravy thickens a bit.
  11. Lastly add paneer cubes and give it a nice stir.
  12. Simmer for 2 minutes and your tangy and tasty paneer chilly is ready to be served. 

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Ritika Mittal
Ritika Mittal   Jul-14-2017

definitely going to try it out....

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