Monday, June 11, 2012

Chilli Paneer Recipe (Dry)-Paneer Recipes

Chilli Paneer is a very popular Indo Chinese recipe and also my favorite appetizer. It is a very delicious dish made with paneer - a must try dish for all paneer lovers. It can be served as a side dish for Vegetable Fried rice, noodles or as a starter. Today we will learn how to make chilli paneer following our easy chilli paneer recipe.

Chilli Paneer

How to prepare Chilli Paneer 
Serves - 2

Ingredients needed

Paneer - 200 grams -  How to make paneer at home
Onion -2  medium size
Green Chilli - 1 slit
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Capsicum - 1
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilli sauce - 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 1 1/2  tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Oil for shallow frying paneer
Spring onion greens for garnishing
For marinating paneer

Cornflour - 1 1/2 tbsp
All purpose flour/ maida - 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp 
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


In a bowl mix cornflour, ginger garlic paste(1/2 tsp), salt needed, pepper powder with very less water.

Cut paneer into cubes and mix it well with the above.Sprinkle maida over it and mix well. Let it marinate for 20-30 minutes.

After that, shallow fry the paneer on all sides till golden brown and keep it aside.

Cut capsicum and onions into medium sized pieces or squares.


Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, add onion, green chilli and saute till onions turn transparent.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add capsicum, soya sauce, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, needed salt and fry on high heat, stirring continuously. The capsicum should be crispy, so do not over cooked them.

Reduce the heat, add the fried paneer, mix well and cook for a few more minutes till the paneer is well coated with the sauces. Garnish with finely chopped spring onion greens.

Serve it as a starter or as a side dish for Vegetable Fried Rice or Noodles.

More Indo Chinese Recipes

Gobi Manchurian

A list of Paneer Recipes for all Paneer lovers

Paneer Pulao 

Paneer Paratha 

Paneer Sandwich

Palak Paneer 

Kadai Paneer 

Matar Paneer Subzi

Paneer Bhurji

Shahi Paneer

Paneer Tikka Masala 

Paneer Butter Masala (Restaurant style)


Meet you all with more tips and recipes.Stay tuned!


  1. Mouthwatering here,wat a delicious and irresistible chilli paneer.

  2. Yummy paneer.. Loved the bell pepper carving..very cute :)

  3. Oh chilli paneer is my favorite starter. Yours looks so tempting and yummy :)

  4. yummy n delicious chilli paneer.....presentation is awesome as usual...

  5. i love chili paneer. looks like restaurant made.. perfectly done..

  6. Hi Padhu ,

    looks AAAAwesome !!

    I love any recipe at paneer:-)

    Nice presentation Padhu... keep on..

  7. delicious looking paneer..we all like chilli paneer very much.

  8. delicious dear...inviting you to join street party food event in my blog.

  9. One of my most favorite recipes with paneer!

  10. Please collect your award @ ""

  11. Wow! Looks so Yummy! One question for you Padhu. When you say Chilli Sauce, may I know what sauce do you exactly use? I see so many kinds of chilli sauce in the store and don't know which one to buy.

  12. One of my all time fav ..chilli paneer ..looks so tempting ..perfect

  13. looks super tempting padhu!

  14. Dear Anusha
    You can use any type of chilli sauce.I use the local brand of soya and chilli sauce available here.

  15. yum chilli paneer! the happy capcicum....too cute!

  16. absolutely tempting..nice presentation
    Tasty Appetite

  17. Padhu...i really like all the recipes posted by you...and so does my family....Please give me recipe to make naan at home..however,,i dont have a baking equipment

  18. We got paneer from Indian shop here and tried this recipe yesterday & it turned out delicious.we all loved it as a side dish for vegetable fried rice,yummy combo!
    After having this,we felt that we could have made it more as it got over soon by all of us for this lovely taste.
    Thanks for sorting out the queries regarding these recipes,your guidance about queries is just like getting it from sister and thank you somuch for that.Thanks for sharing this recipe and your presentation is wonderful as always.


  19. its really interesting & took less effort. thx 4 sharing....

  20. Just made this now for my wife who is on the way home from work. It taste so good and authentic.

  21. i can make.....yupi...
    thnks to Miss Padhu

  22. Nice recepie..I substituted paneer with Tofu and it came out well too...thanks for the recepie...Preethi

  23. Hi .thanks a lot for the recipe..can u pls show us recipes with tofu?coz in the US tofu is much cheaper than panneer but dunno any good recipe with it .

  24. wow padhus recipes rock mannn!!!

  25. hi padhu i tried this and it came out exactly. Simply superb delicious. Mouth watering. My hubby loved it a lot. It tastes exactly like made in restaurant. But the problem i had was after marinating the paneer and you had asked to just add little maida and mix. After it was marinated for 30 mts. But after that adding in oil for shallow fry the maida on that was little pasty pasty like. I do not know the reason. I made the receipt as it was suggested by you. could you kindly tell me dear what to do . Please reply. thanks. My love and regards to you.

    1. Maybe the paneer had moisture in it. That is why after adding maida, it would have become sticky.Try adding cornflour alone.


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