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Chilli Paneer

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  • Author: Suchitra Vaidyaram
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


Fried paneer sauteed with caramalized onions, bell peppers, soy and chilli sauce.


  • 400 grams paneer/Indian cottage cheese
  • Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  • All purpose flour – 2 tbsp
  • dash of cooking soda/baking soda
  • Water to mix the above ingredients
  • 2 green bell peppers (sliced)
  • 2 large sized onions (sliced)
  • 34 green chillies (slit)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp green chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp tomato sauce
  • Salt according to taste
  • Chopped coriander
  • Crushed pepper (3/4 tsp)
  • Crushed garlic (1 tsp)


  1. Make a thick batter with corn flour, all purpose flour, dash of salt and cooking soda
  2. Dunk the paneer cubes in batter and ensure that the batter coats all the paneer cubes evenly. Deep fry the paneer cubes coated in the batter and set it aside.
  3. In a separate wok, add oil and saute onions with crushed garlic and green chillies.
  4. As the onions start caramelizing add the green bell peppers and cook for a few minutes till they are tender.
  5. Add soy sauce, green chilli sauce, tomato sauce, pepper and adjust salt according to taste. Mix them well.
  6. Add the fried paneer cubes and stir well till everything blends in together.
  7. Add chopped coriander for garnishing and serve hot!


You can do a healthier version by not deep frying the paneer and just roasting them in a pan (with a little bit of oil)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
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