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Spicy Chilli Paneer gravy erved in a white oval plate with a pair of chopsticks
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Chilli Paneer

Be it as a Chilli Paneer dry or as a gravy - it is one of the most popular Indo Chinese recipe of Indian cottage cheese tossed with chillies, peppers and sauces in restaurant style.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


to fry paneer cubes

  • 200 grams paneer cut in ¾ inch cubes
  • 1 ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

to make chilli Paneer (dry and gravy)

  • 5-6 garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli paste
  • 2 teaspoons green chillies finely sliced/slit
  • ¼ cup capsicum cubed
  • ¼ cup bell peppers (red & yellow), optional
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Spring onions greens for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour mixed with 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or normal vinegar
  • ½ - ¾ cup vegetable stock ( needed only if you are making gravy)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • Sesame seed for garnish
  • Oil to deep fry the paneer


  • In a bowl or plate, add ginger garlic paste, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste and mix. Then, add paneer cubes and gently coat them with mixture. Now, add cornflour and dry coat the paneer gently.
  • In a pan or wok, heat enough oil. Carefully, slide-in the coated paneer cubes and fry for a minute only on high flame. Take them out and place them on to an absorbent paper, set it aside.
  • In a pan or a wok, heat oil. Add garlic and, green chilies, sauté for few seconds until aromatic
  • Add bell peppers and toss on high for another 30 seconds
  • Then, add red chili paste and soy sauce, vinegar  and toss well , season with salt and pepper.
  • If you are making chilli paneer gravy recipe, then add vegetable stock and bring it to a boil for a minute.
  • Add sugar and cornflour slurry, mix, cook for a minute or 2
  • Then, Add paneer and toss. Add spring onions, sesame seeds, sesame oil and mix.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 0.2mg