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Chilli Paneer

Recently, I’ve become very fond of paneer. I am either making lot of paneer dishes or I am trying to clean up my refrigerator by cooking all the paneer bags sitting in my fridge πŸ™‚

Chilli Paneer is one of the popular Indian dish you will find in most of the Indo-chinese restaurants. In my college days whenver we go out for dinner I used to order this. It’s one of my favorite dish.

Surprisingly, it is also one of the easy-and-quick dishes to whip up when you are short of time.


  • Paneer cubes : 2 cups
  • Oil : 2tbsp
  • Garlic : 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Ginger : 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green Chilies : 4 (finely chopped)
  • Lime juice : 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder : 2 tsp (optional)
  • Onion :Β  1 (Medium and finely chopped)
  • Corn flour : 3tbsp
  • Maida (all purpose flour) :1 tbsp
  • Salt : according to your taste
  • Coriander Leaves : 2 tbsp (for garnishing)
  • Curry leaves : 4-5
  • Bell Peppers : 1 1/2 cup (I’ve used red and yellow peppers – cut into cubes)

Combination of Sauce :

  • Soy sauce : 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Red chili sauce : 2 tbsp
  • Red wine vinegar or Regular vinegar : 1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce : 2tbsp

Method Of Preparation:

  1. Combine the corn flour and maida in 2 tbsp of water to make a loose paste.
  2. Marinate the paneer with corn flour paste and green chilies.
  3. Shallow fry the paneer till it becomes brown in color.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add chopped garlic and sautee for a few minutes.
  5. After that add ginger. Fry it for 4-5 minutes in simmer heat.
  6. Now add chopped onions and curry leaves, fry them for 3-4 minutes or till the onion becomes translucent.
  7. And add the coriander powder fry them for few minutes by adding little water.
  8. After that add the bell peppers and let them sit in the heat for 4-5 minutes.
  9. Now, add all the sauces and fried paneer. Cook them for 3-4 minutes in high heat.
  10. Finally add the remaining corn flour paste in to the mixture.
  11. Let the mixture gets thicken and garnish it with coriander leaves and lime juice.
  12. Remove from heat and serve it hot with chapathi or naan.

If you like paneer dishes like me, check out this recent Paneer Sandwich recipe Arthi posted.


  1. wow what a delicious chilli paneer..i used to make the indo Chinese chili chicken.this one with paneer looks so delicious..what a nice red color.superb

  2. wow thats wonderful and colorful one looks sooooooooo yummy and delicious…

  3. I just love those colorful sweet Peppers in any dish. Chilli Paneer looks fabulous. I have a pack of Paneer sitting in the fridge, got to use quick! πŸ™‚

  4. Shriya, loved the presentation. Loved the way you have cut the veggies and spices. A perfect dish and a perfect click πŸ™‚

  5. Chilli paneer looks really good. spicy and liked the color.

    • i just liked the images of this recipe and wow to see color. I became so tempted that just after reading I started preparing this cusine and everyone liekd it. thanks for this tasty dish.

  6. it looks so colourful. the best appetizer u can ask for

  7. Hey that is really colourful and looking very yummy dear….

  8. Chili paneer looks very colorful and very tasty…such a nice color too πŸ™‚

  9. hi dear, chilli paneer looks very colourful and delicious!…and nice click too!. Thank u for visiting my blog dear and for ur comment.

  10. This looks incredibly delicious! I can see why it’s a favorite! Lovely pictures too!

  11. Just like you I also can have paneer anytime. Chilli paneer looks so spicy and delicious. I love the color . Nice click dear..

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Slurp! My fav paneer dish:) very colorful and delicious! Beautiful color.

  13. yumm, looks delish

  14. chilli paneer looks so yum, u have a very nice blog.

  15. Oh wow…my mouth is watering now. Looks so tempting Shriya. πŸ™‚

  16. Looks awesome shriya, beautiful colours there and looks tasty…

  17. Shriya, how are you ter?..nice chilli paneer dear all the sauces u have added is my hubby’s faav one if i cook this n give it to him sure he will enjoy it.

  18. The indo-chinese fusion food always works for me… chilli paneer looks delicious!

  19. Lovely pic…..Ur chilli paneer versions sounds inviting and tempting……
    Do drop in sometime to my blog

  20. Lovely recipe. Very cute click. Looks delicious.

  21. Wow that looks great -I love how colorful it is!

  22. Looks colorful and yummy.Nice Presentation.

  23. I’m thrilled because I’ve been looking for a paneer recipe to try at home. This looks delicious!

  24. So full of flavor and color, you make it so easy to do.

  25. Wow…too the color

  26. Lovely color, just love it.

  27. looks great…
    we make chilipaneer and also add soy sauce and onion (equal amnt of bell pepper )in it…try this one as well …

  28. oh wow , tat looks delicious , gr8..

  29. This indo-chinese version sounds so delicious!!

  30. oh MY, your chilly paneer looks too good, perfect chunks of paneer in that gravy, Mmmm, excellent with any rotis !!

  31. I love paneer.. this looks awesome and inviting! never used curry leaves for paneer..

  32. wow i love spicy food today is great day for me
    i like this blog

  33. Hello ladies, Thanks to everyone for your beautiful comments.Thanks for visiting. Come again!!

  34. LOVELY BLOG……colourful paneer looks tempting

  35. Wow, thats a colorful bowl of yumminess! I would love to eat it as is and right away! Have never made it at home. Will make it soon and let u know. I bet it will be wonderful when done with homemade fresh paneer!

  36. Looks spicy and delicious.

  37. Looks spicy and rich. Sounds great with parathas.

  38. ooohh..this looks delicious!! thanks for dropping by my blog..glad to have found yours too! πŸ™‚

  39. Nice click..looks so yummy!!!

  40. Looks great and man what a click…

  41. Thanks guys for your lovely words!!!

  42. Thanks for dropping by Shriya n for the appreciation.
    Loved you blog n saw many of your posts today.
    the baking soda post was very informative , i do the other things but never tried cleaning my oven with it.
    this paneer dish looks awesome , i make chilly paneer too but this one with curry patta n some indian spices is very different n appetizing.

  43. I absolutely love this dish, made them just few days before’…perfect with fried rice.:)

  44. Can I just ask how many people this would serve as an appetiser?

  45. Looks..Yummy…Tried out and turned very good..


  46. Just made this, it was wonderful! Can’t wait to have it again.

  47. I just made this… The paste didnt come put as paste until i added a lot of more water. Apart from that one thing, it turned out perfect and tasted really delicious. Simply loved it… i fried the paneer in ghee though and also fried some cashew nuts along πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for this amazing recipe πŸ™‚

  48. Nice dish but a bit dry for my taste. Will at least double the sauce content next time and soften the bell peppers a bit more.


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