Chili Paneer

Chili Paneer

Chili Paneer

Asha Jible
Here comes an easy recipe for Chili Paneer. The paneer slices are slightly fried and added to the yummy sauce with sauteed veggies. It is an easy recipe to make for dinner. It would be best when served hot with roti or fried rice. There are certain recipes that are best when taken warm, this is one among them.
If you do not want to fry the paneer, it's totally fine to skip the stage. By not frying, the paneer slices would be soft, so while stirring it may break into pieces. Hence make sure to gently stir after adding it to the sauce.
Also I have not all-purpose flour and corn flour for frying, because paneer itself has that chewy texture when fried like that with few seasonings will give us a very good taste.
So let's see how it is done.
Any doubts come around while making, you just need to watch the making video attached.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Indochinese
Servings 4


For frying

  • 8 oz Paneer 1 inch Cubed
  • ½ tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

Sauce Mix

  • tbsp Soya Sauce
  • ½ tbsp Chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup Corn starch slurry 2 tsp Corn starch + 1/4 cup water

For the gravy

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • ½ tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 2 or 3 Green Chilies chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger minced
  • ¼ cup Green onions chops
  • 1 small Onion cubed
  • 1/2 cup Capsicum cubed
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • tsp Chili powder
  • ¼ cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Sugar optional


Frying the Paneer

  • Into a bowl, drop the dry ingredients under the "for frying " section
  • Add water and mix well into a slighlt paste form
  • Then put the cubed paneer pieces and stir well
  • Then into a pan kept on medium flame, pour vegetable oil for frying
  • Once the oil is hot, put the spiced paneer pieces and fry in it different batches
  • Just 2 mins on each side of the paneer and do not over fry it as it would make the paneer hard
  • After frying keep it aside

Sauces mix

  • Into another bowl, pour all the sauces and the corn starch slurry
  • Mix well and keep it aside

Making Chili Paneer

  • Into a pan kept on medium flame, pour a vegetable oil and sesame oil
  • Once oil turns hot, put garlic, green chilies and ginger and stir until it turns slightly brown
  • Then add the green onions and stir for 2 mins
  • Add the chili powder and pepper powder and stir for 2 mins
  • Add to it the cubed onions and capsicum and stir well until they soften
  • To it add the sauce mix along with 1/4 cup of water
  • Stir well and let the gravy boil
  • As it boils, the gravy start to thicken
  • Then add the fried paneer and stir well that everything is mixed
  • Add salt to taste, sugar to neutralize the spiciness and stir well
  • Stir everything for 5 mins
  • Garnish with more green onions
  • Serve hot with Fried rice or chapathi



Try this out and hope you would love it. 
With lots of Love,
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