Chilli Paneer (Dry) Recipe

Chilli Paneer RecipeThis delicious dish is an Indian adaptation of a Chinese recipe. Chilli Paneer is made from soft cheese. It is a very popular starter in Indian Restaurants. Chilli Paneer is a spicy-yummy dish made out of paneer that is fried with Indian spices along with soya sauce.


3/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 12 mm thick strips
oil for deep-frying

For The Batter:

1/4 cup cornflour
1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp soy sauce
pinch of baking powder
salt to taste

Other Ingredients

1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) , chopped
2 tsp chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
2 to 3 green chillies , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/4 cup capsicum , sliced
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 3 tablespoons water
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

For Garnish:

1/2 cup spring onion greens , chopped


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the batter in a bowl and make a smooth batter by adding approximately ¼ cup of water.
  2. Coat the paneer pieces with the batter and deep fry in hot oil over a high flame till the paneer is golden brown.
  3. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil and add the ginger, garlic, celery, spring onion whites and green chillies and sauté over a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the capsicum and Cook for a few more seconds.
  6. Add the soya sauce, sugar, cornflour paste and salt and allow it to come to a boil.
  7. Toss in the fried paneer and mix well.
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with the spring onion greens.


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