Chilli Paneer

      Few weeks back I realized I make only few repeated paneer dishes at home which we all got bored ofRolling Eyes…Then when I saw this easy Chilli paneer recipe in Nita Mehta’s booklet I borrowed from library,I just cant wait to try itHee hee,it was very simple yet one of the favourite style of recipe which my kid Hiroloves…He loves Indo Chinese fusions like Gobi manchrian etc..etc..He enjoyed it a lot as I expectedBatting Eyelashes..


Paneer(cubed) 200 gms / 1 & 1/2 cup
Capsicum 1 no.
Onion 1 no.
Green chilli 4-5 nos.
Soy sauce 1-2  tsp
Chilli sauce/tomato sauce 1 tblsp
Lemon juice 1 –2 tsp
Pepper powder(black) 1/2 tsp
Garlic flakes 5-6 nos.
Ajinomoto (optional) 1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander 4-5 tblsp
Salt as needed(1/4-1/2 tsp)

Batter for frying Paneer cubes:

Maida/all purpose flour 1 & 1/2 tblsp
Corn flour 1 & 1/2 tblsp
Cooking soda a small pinch
Salt As needed (1/2 tsp)

Oil for deep frying and frying

Chilli Paneer


  1. Make a thick batter of maida and corn flour with salt,the batter consistency should be enough to coat the paneer smoothly.
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  3. Deep fry the paneer cubes by dipping them in this batter ,drain in paper towel.
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  5. Cube the onion,capsicum,slit the green chillies and crush the garlic flakes roughly.
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  7. Heat a wide pan with 2 tsp oil and add the crushed garlic,green chillies,give a fry.Add the onion and fry till transparent.
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  9. And then add the capsicum. Give a stir in high flame.
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  11. Reduce flame and add the sauces,pepper salt and mix well.
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  13. Add the deep fried paneer cubes and mix in the lemon juice and mix well until everything blends evenly.
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  15. Lastly add the coriander leaves and transfer to the serving dish.
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  17. Enjoy hot!!

Chilli Paneer

  • Pepper and garlic are the two things I love in this.
  • Goes well with fried rice or can have as starter.Eat hot!
  • If you want to avoid deep frying,just fry the paneer cubes alone in the pan until it turns golden brown here and there and proceed with the recipe.

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