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Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is one of the most popular Vegetarian Indo-Chinese dishes. Try it at home today.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Paneer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people


  • 8 oz. diced paneer
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 green chiles split
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 chopped small red bell pepper
  • 1/2 chopped large green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon green chilli sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch, garlic, pepper, salt and 6 tablespoons water to make a thick paste.
  • Place paneer in the paste and let it marinate for 10 minutes. Heat enough oil for deep frying in a wok or skillet. Remove the paneer pieces from the marinade. Place in the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Remove all but 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet. Add ginger and garlic paste and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add onion and fry until golden. Add soy sauce, sugar, tomato sauce and chilli sauce.
  • Add bell peppers and chillies. Fry for 5 minutes, until the peppers start to char.
  • Add paneer pieces and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve the remaining cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of water. Add this to skillet and cook for another 2 minutes.