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Chilli Paneer Recipe: How to make Chilli Paneer

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Adjust Servings:
500 gms Paneer
For frying & cooking Edible Oil
2 cubed Onions
Red, Green and yellow cubed Bell peppers
as required Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
2 tbsp Soya sauce
1 tbsp Vinegar
1 tbsp Red chili sauce
1/2 tsp ajinamoto
1 cup cornflour
1/2 cup Maida or All purpose flour
Handful Spring Onion
Handful Chopped Coriander leaves
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
a pinch sugar

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Chilli Paneer Recipe: How to make Chilli Paneer


    Chilli paneer is a dry recipe; it can also be prepared in gravy to accompany with some fried rice or Hakka noodles on the sides

    • 1 hour
    • Serves 4
    • Medium




    Chilli Paneer recipe is a famous Indo-Chinese recipe in India. Paneer is Indian cottage cheese, which is sauteed in sauces, onion and bell peppers. Today this recipe is going to be a restaurant style, step by step chilli paneer recipe with photo as well. The paneer cubes are dipped into cornflour paste or dip and later deep fried.

    Fried paneer gives a uniquely delicious flavor to the dish. In the chilli paneer recipe we will not use eggs at all, only cornflour batter of the right consistency. It is essential to use good sauces as well, for the chilli paneer recipe we will use, soya sauce, vinegar, red chilli sauce or green chilli sauce, ajinamoto, tomato ketchup.

    I like chilli paneer dry the most; this works great as a starter for me. Or it can even be used as a side dish to the main course Chinese meal on the table. Either way, it is always delightful to prepare this chilli paneer recipe for my family. You can always add less spicy sauces in case you are making chilli paneer for the kids.

    You can also try some other related recipes like Chilli Chicken recipe, Paneer fried rice recipe, Gobi Manchurian recipe at home once you master this chilli paneer recipe as well. So now let’s quickly run through the ingredients and then how to make chili paneer recipe step by step.

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    Frying Paneer Cubes

    First of all, cut the paneer into medium size cubes and keep them aside.
    Take cornflour and maida (all purpose flour) and put in some salt, black pepper powder and mix well. Now, start pouring in water, and keep stirring.


    Make sure no lumps are there and keep on stirring till it is in a smooth consistency. Keep the batter aside as well.
    Now take a kadai and add enough oil to fry the paneer cubes. Allow the oil to get hot. At this point, start dipping the cubes into the batter, coat it well, and safely put it in the hot oil and fry it till light brown.
    Safely take the fried cubes out on an absorbent paper and keep them aside.


    Making the chilli paneer sauce.

    Take a wok, or a deep pan, and switch on the flame to high.
    Now, add in 2 tbsp oil, and allow it to get hot as well.


    Add chopped ginger garlic followed by cubed onion and bell peppers as well.
    Toss it well and wait for a minute.


    Now, add in 2 tbsp of soya sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp ketchup, 2 tbsp red chili sauce. Mix it well and later add in salt, black pepper powder, ajinamoto and a pinch of sugar.


    Toss the veggies with the sauce very well and pour in the leftover cornflour paste.
    Garnish some chopped coriander and spring onion on top and serve it hot.


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