Chilli Paneer-Dry

Servings: 2

Cooking Time: 45 minutes


For marinating the paneer cubes-

  • 1 cup paneer cubes.
  • 3 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour(maida)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

For Sauce-

  • 1/2 cup onion chopped into cubes
  • 1/2 cup capsicum chopped into cubes
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 4-5 green chilies sliced vertically
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder (freshly grounded is preferred)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp red chili sauce (optional)
  • 2 tsp corn flour dissolved in 3 tbsp water for glaze.
  • 2 tbsp oil for the sauce
  • Oil for frying the paneer cubes


Step 1: In a deep bowl combine corn flour,all purpose flour,salt,red chili powder,pepper,soy sauce and 1/4 cup water to make a smooth batter.The batter should neither be very thin nor very thick.Add paneer cubes and mix gently without breaking the cubes. Marinate it for about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Take oil in a deep kadhai and when oil in hot enough then deep fry the paneer cubes till they are golden brown in color,take it out on absorbent paper and keep aside.Do not fry the paneer cubes for long time as they can get hard and chewy.

Step 3: In another pan take 2 tbsp oil and when oil is hot enough then add garlic,ginger and green chilies.Saute them till they are slightly brown in color.Add onion and capsicum and mix nicely.

Step 4: Add salt,sugar,red chili powder and pepper powder and stir nicely. Keep the gas on medium flame.Cook till vegetables are slightly brown in color.Vegetables should still have the crunchy texture.Add soy sauce,chili sauce,tomato sauce and red chili sauce and stir nicely.

Step 5: Now add the corn flour paste to the mixture and mix well.Add fried paneer cubes and mix it with the sauce nicely.Take it out in a serving bowl and serve. You can garnish it with some greens of green onion.Sizzling hot and super delicious chilli paneer is ready to be enjoyed in this freezing winter with any of the soup of your choice.Enjoy !!

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