How To Make Dry Chilli Paneer Recipe

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Chilli Paneer Recipe is an innovative Indo-Chinese recipe with the traditional paneer is a combination of the best of Indian and Chinese. Chilli Paneer is a simple dish made from paneer (soft cheese), bell peppers, green chilies and other spices to give it a nice yummy taste.

Ingredients for Chilli Paneer:

  • 2 cups cubed paneer (I used longer slices)
  • 1 bell pepper/capsicum
  • 2 large onions, spring onions
  • 4 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste (use freshly ground paste if possible)
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp green chili sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato paste/ketchup
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour + 3tbsp water (make a smooth paste)
  • Salt to taste

For the Marinade:

  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp corn flour / corn starch
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water

How to make Chilli Paneer:

  • Make a thick-ish paste with the ingredients for the marinade. Dunk the paneer pieces in and let them soak in the marinade.

  • Add 3-4 tbsp oil in a pan and shallow fry the paneer pieces, turning them over when the cooked sides are brown.

  • Drain and set aside. Its okay to slightly burn a few sides.

  • In the same pan, add chopped onions, green chilies, and capsicum. Cook until the onions turn transparent – 2-3 mins.

  • Next, turn the flame to high and add soya sauce, green chili sauce, ginger garlic paste, sugar, and tomato paste. Stir-fry on high for about 30 seconds until well blended and turn the flame to medium-low.

  • Add the fried paneer cubes and the cornflour-water paste. Taste and adjust salt (since the sauces will have salt). Stir and cook for another 3-4 mins until the sauce comes around and thickens due to the cornflour. You can add diced spring onions at the top.

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Preeti Das writes articles on delicious, mouthwatering recipes with easy, step-by-step instructions, from over ten years of cooking experience. Preeti will provide you menu ideas with combination of food items for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner, in authentic Indian style. The author has recreated some of the authentic dishes in a more healthy way, taking much less cooking time, so everyone can enjoy them more often.