• Chilli Paneer

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    Chilli Paneer
    Prep: 30 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 4
    by Hina Gujral
    170 recipes
    This Chilli Paneer recipe is quick and easy to make, and perfect for parties and quick weeknight dinners! Serve it with fried rice and you will have a delicious Indo- Chinese flavor inspired meal in few minutes.


    • 200 gram Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes
    • 1 medium-size onion diced
    • 1 medium - size capsicum diced
    • 1 tsp chopped ginger
    • 1 tsp chopped garlic
    • 2 green chili cut into one-inch pieces
    • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
    • 2 tsp tomato ketchup
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tsp black pepper powder
    • 4 tbsp cooking oil
    • Ingredients for the marinade
    • 2 tbsp corn flour
    • 1 tsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
    • Salt to taste


    1. Marinate the paneer cubes in corn flour, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, and salt.
    2. Add a tablespoon of water if the marinade is too thick.
    3. Keep the marinated paneer in the fridge for at-least 30 minutes and maximum 1 hour.
    4. Heat oil in a deep-frying pan. Shallow fry the paneer cubes until light golden in color from both the sides. Do not turn the paneer cubes more than once.
    5. Reserve the remaining liquid from the marinated paneer to be used later.
    6. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.
    7. In the same pan add ginger and garlic. Stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes.
    8. Add onion, green chillies and stir-fry over a high flame for 2 - 3 minutes.
    9. Add the capsicum and sauté for a minute or so.
    10. Add the soy sauce, tomato ketchup, salt, black pepper and 1/4 Cup of water. Mix well.
    11. Now add the reserved corn flour mixture from the marinade and the paneer cubes. Stir well.
    12. The sauce will start thickening now. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
    13. Once the sauce thickens, turn off the heat. Cover the pan with the lid and let the paneer absorb the flavor of the sauce for few minutes before serving.
    14. Garnish the chilli paneer with chopped spring onion greens.
    15. Serve Chilli Paneer with fried rice.

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