Chilli Paneer is a delicious Indo Chinese recipe where Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is coated with a batter and deep fried until crisp. It is then tossed in a spicy sauce mixture. Here is how to make Chilli Paneer Recipe at home.

Chilli Paneer

Course: Snacks and Appetizer
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 532 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Chilli Paneer is a delicious Indo Chinese recipe where Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is coated with a batter and deep fried until crisp. It is then tossed in a spicy sauce mixture. Here is how to make Chilli Paneer Recipe at home.

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Ingredients

For Marination

  • 400 g Paneer Cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • salt to taste

For the Batter

  • 1/4 cup Cornflour
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste

For the Sauce

  • 1 tsp Cornflour
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Spring Onion White Sliced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1 Onion Cubed and layers separated
  • 5-6 Green Chillies Slit into half
  • 1 Capsicum Cubed
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Paste
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Black pepper Crushed
  • 1/2 cup Spring Onion Greens Chopped
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds Roasted

Instructions

For the marination

  1. Press the paneer cubes with a heavy object to get rid of excess water.

  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and keep aside for 20 minutes.

For the batter

  1. Mix cornflour, all purpose flour, vegetable oil and salt in a bowl.

  2. Mix well using your fingers until it forms a crumbly mixture.

  3. Add little water and make a batter.

  4. Add the marinated paneer pieces in the batter and mix well.

For frying the paneer

  1. Heat oil for frying in a pan.

  2. Once the oil is very hot, add the batter coated paneer in the hot oil and fry on high heat until the pieces turns slightly brown.

  3. Remove the pieces on a tissue lined plate.

  4. If the pieces are stuck to each other, you can separate them at this stage.

  5. Now heat the oil once again.

  6. Dip the pieces in batter from the sides their coating has gone off.

  7. Double fry the paneer on high heat until nicely browned.

  8. Drain on a tissue lined plate.

  9. This double frying with ensure the paneer pieces are very crispy.

For the sauce

  1. Mix cornflour and water in a bowl and keep aside.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a wok.

  3. Add spring onion white, ginger and garlic and fry for a minute on high heat.

  4. Add onion, green chilli and capsicum and fry for another minute.

  5. Add red chilli paste, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, sugar and black pepper powder and cook for a minute.

  6. Add the cornflour slurry and cook until the sauce thickens.

  7. Switch off the heat and let the sauce cool down a bit.

  8. After 5 minutes, add the fried paneer in the sauce and toss well to coat them with the sauce.

  9. Garnish with spring onion greens and sesame seeds.

  10. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Chilli Paneer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 976mg42%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 52.6mg64%
Calcium 507mg51%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.