Chilli paneer

Again i am with a paneer dish: an Indian form of  Chinese chilli paneer. It is delicious starter which is favorite of my family. Here’s the recipe of this yummy starter.

Servings: 4


Chilli paneer

Chilli paneer

Paneer : 250 gm cut into 1 inch cubes

Spring onions: 2 chopped

Onion: 1 finely chopped

Capsicum: 2 chopped

Ginger: 1 tsp chopped

Garlic: 1 tbsp

Soya sauce: 1 tbsp

Green chilli sauce: 1 tbsp

Salt: to taste

Black pepper powder: 1 tsp

Cornstarch or cornflour: 1 tbsp mixed with little water+ 3 tbsp for rolling paneer in it

Oil: for deep frying + for 1 tbsp for sauce


1. Mix paneer with cornflour and salt.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Put paneer cubes in oil and deep fry till light brown.

3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in another kadai. Add ginger – garlic and saute. Add spring onions, onions, capsicum and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes. Don’t overcook as vegetables must have crunchiness in them

4. Add salt, black pepper, soya sauce, green chilli sauce and mix. Mix 1 tbsp cornflour with water and add this to onion,capsicum mix. Stir till sauce thickens.

5. Add fried paneer cubes and mix for 2-3 minutes.

6. Serve hot and garnish with spring onion greens.

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