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Chilli Paneer Recipe

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine indian street food
Keyword chilli paneer recipe,, chilli paneer,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


ingredients for paneer coating:

  • 1 cup paneer cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt adjust
  • red chili flakes
  • water as required
  • oil for deep fry

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 6 red chilis adjust
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped capsicum cubes
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp cornflour mixture
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves


Pre preparation:

  • Cut the paneer into cubes and keep it in a bowl. Chop the onions and capsicum into cubes and keep them in separate bowls.
  • Chop the ginger and garlic as well.
  • To prepare the cornflour mixture, add 2 tbsp of cornflour to the bowl and add water to it. Make the mixture without any lumps.

Coating the paneer:

  • Take a mixing bowl and all-purpose flour, cornflour, pepper, and salt to the bowl. Combine them together with a spoon.
  • Now add water to the bowl to make a fine batter. Make sure they are no lumps. Finally, add the cubed paneer to the bowl.
  • Now cover the paneer with the batter fully.

Preparation of chili paneer:

  • After that heat the oil in the pan and when the oil is hot enough, drop the coated paneer carefully in the oil.
  • Fry the paneer on the medium flame until it turns golden brown. Make sure to turn the paneer in between while frying.
  • Take them in the paper cloth. So that it can absorb the excess oil.
  • Again heat the oil in the pan and add chopped garlic to the pan. Then saute the garlic for 30 sec.
  • Then add the chopped ginger. Fry the ginger as well. After that put the red chilis in the pan, Stir them.
  • After that cubed onions and capsicum goes to the pan. Saute them along with other spices Until they turn little tender.
  • After that add the red chili flakes, pepper powder, and salt. Give it a stir.
  • Then add the soy sauce, and tomato ketchup. Combine them with other ingredients and fry for 1 min.
  • Then add the cornflour mixture to the pan and blend it and cook for 1 min or until it get thickens.
  • After that add the fried paneer to the pan. Mix the paneer along with the sauce. And fry for 1 min.
  • Then pour water to the pan to make the thick sauce. Adjust the water accordingly.
  • Cook it for 1 min or until the required consistency. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves on the top.
  • Cook for 2 mins and serve the chili paneer hot.