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Chilli paneer recipe | chilli paneer dry and gravy recipe

A quick and easy snack and a starter recipe made using paneer called as chilli paneer where paneer is deep fried and sauteed in some sauces.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Indian Snacks
Cuisine: Indo chinese
Servings: 2
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 2 tbsp maida/all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/4 cup water approx... to make batter
  • paneer cubes/cottage cheese - 100 gms

For sauteing:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger very finely chopped
  • 3-4 vertically slit green chillies
  • 1 onion very finely chopped
  • 1 onion cut into cubes
  • 1 green capsicum cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp red chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • corn flour starch 1 tsp corn flour+1 tsp water mixed well
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder + 1 tsp water mixed
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying


For marinating paneer:

  • Firstly, in a bowl, add maida/all purpose flour, corn flour, salt, water, mix well and make a slightly thick batter without any lumps.
  • Add paneer cubes, mix carefully and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • In a wok add oil for deep frying and heat it.
  • Drop the marinated paneer cubes, deep fry until they turn crisp golden color.
  • Take them out on a tissue paper and keep aside.

For sauteing:

  • In a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Add chopped garlic, chopped ginger, saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add slit green chillies and saute for few seconds.
  • Add very finely chopped onions, saute the onions until they turn soft.
  • Add tomato sauce, red chilli sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, add salt as per taste, add black pepper powder, half a cup of water, mix well.
  • Add corn flour starch, add the fried paneer cubes, saute well.
  • Add red chilli powder mixed well with some water.
  • Mix the chilli paneer delicately and saute for about two minutes.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, mix well and saute for a minute.
  • Chilli paneer is ready to be served.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


1. Do not deep fry the paneer cubes for a long time as the paneer may turn hard and chewy.
2.The gravy version of chilli paneer is made by adding more quantity of water and more quantity of corn starch while sauteing them in sauces.


Calories: 340kcal
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