Recipe: Chilli Paneer

CooQ : Recipe: Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer

Indo chinese, Mains

Cottage cheese
194 calories/serving
35 mins
A popular Indo-Chinese dish where cubes of fried crispy paneer are tossed in a spicy sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar, chili etc

Recipe by:

Chef Sanjyot Keer


1. In a mixing bowl, add paneer cubes, salt & pepper to taste and corn flour, mix and coat the paneer well with the cornstarch.

2. Set a pan on medium heat, add oil and shallow fry the paneer from all the sides until golden brown.

3. Set a pan on high heat, add oil, garlic, ginger, green chillies and spring onion bulbs, sauté it on high flame for 3-4 minutes.

4. Add capsicum, spring onion greens and sugar, continue to sauté it for a minute.

5. Add soy sauce and red chilli sauce, sauté it for a minute.

6. In a bowl add cornflour and water and mix well and add the cornflour mixture, salt & pepper to taste, cook until the sauce thickens.

7. Add the fried paneer, mix gently and coat the paneer well with the sauce.

8. Finfish it by adding freshly chopped spring onion greens and take it off from the flame.

9. Your paneer chilli is ready to be served, serve it immediately as a party appetizer with some schezwan sauce on side.

By Chef Sanjyot Keer