recipe for making Chilli Paneer, a popular Indo-Chinese dish


For the Paneer Marinade:

  • 250g paneer, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chili sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

For the Chilli Paneer Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper (capsicum), diced
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spring onions for garnish


Paneer Marinade:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, cornflour, ginger-garlic paste, soy sauce, red chili sauce, and salt.
  2. Add water gradually to make a smooth batter with a coating consistency.
  3. Dip the paneer cubes into the batter, ensuring they are well-coated.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the paneer cubes until golden brown. Set aside.

Chilli Paneer Sauce:

  1. In the same pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  2. Add chopped onions, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste. Sauté until onions turn translucent.
  3. Add diced bell peppers and cook for a few minutes until they are slightly tender.
  4. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, red chili sauce, tomato ketchup, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add this sauce mixture to the pan.
  5. Stir the mixture well and let it cook for a couple of minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add the fried paneer cubes to the sauce and toss them gently, ensuring the paneer is coated evenly with the sauce.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring onions.


Your delicious Chilli Paneer is ready to be served! It pairs well with steamed rice, fried rice, or noodles. Enjoy the flavorful blend of Indo-Chinese spices with the succulent texture of paneer.

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