Jun 262014

Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe is coated and marinade fried paneer (cottage cheese) cooked in a little sauces with green chillies. Chilli Paneer Recipe can be cooked in gravy or in dry sauces. Here are both recipes – dry and gravy.

Cooking Time: Appr. 10-15 Minutes
Serves: 3 People

Chilli Paneer


350g paneer (cottage cheese)
5-6 green chillies
1 green pepper (capsicum)
1 small onion
1 bunch spring onions
1 tablespoon Soya sauce
1 teaspoon tomato ketchup
2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon chili sauce
¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper
2 teaspoon corn flour
2 tablespoon oil

For the Paneer Marinade:

1 teaspoon garlic paste
¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper
¼ teaspoon red chilli flakes
2 tablespoon corn flour
Oil for shallow frying or deep frying
Salt to taste
Water as needed

Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe

Cooking Method:

1. Cut the paneer (cottage cheese) in small cubes.

2. Marinade paneer (cottage cheese) with the garlic paste, crushed black pepper, chilli flakes and salt. Keep for 15 to 30 mins.

3. Add the corn flour to marinade paneer (cottage cheese) and mix well. Sprinkle a little water and coat all paneer pieces with corn flour. Now shallow fry them (on each side) or deep fry until they are golden brown. Drain the excess oil on kitchen paper and keep aside.

4. Chop the spring onions and onions. Cut the green pepper (capsicum) in strips. Chop the garlic. Slit the green chillies.

5. Heat the oil in a wok or pan. When the oil is heated, add the chopped onions and spring onion whites (add some spring onion greens as well, keep some onion greens aside for garnishing). Stir fry the onions on high heat for 2 mins. Make sure onions don’t burn.

6. Add chopped garlic, green chillies and green pepper (capsicum) strips. Stir fry for 2 mins.

7. Now add tomato ketchup, soya sauce and chilli sauce. Mix well.

8. Add corn flour, salt and crushed black pepper. Keep stirring.

9. Add 1-2 tablespoon water and keep stirring for the chilli paneer dry recipe. Add the fried marinade paneer pieces. Mix well and make sure sauce is coated to paneer pieces properly.

10. For the Chilli Paneer Gravy Recipe, Mix 2 tablespoon corn flour in cold water and add to pan. When gravy gets transparent (about 3-4 mins), add fried marinade paneer pieces. If you want more gravy, you can add more water and corn flour to this chilli paneer gravy recipe.

11. Finally turn off the heat and garnish chilli paneer with remaining spring onion greens.

Serve chilli paneer dry or chilli paneer gravy hot with Veg Fried Rice or with naan or chapatti on side or as it is.

Please Note:

Paneer is available in any supermarkets (in cheese section) and Asian (Indian) grocery shops in UK.

Chilli Paneer Recipe

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  1. Such a nice recipe of paneer chilli

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