Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chilli Paneer / Spicy Cottage cheese

Chilli paneer is an Indo-chinese dish. This is also one of the popular appetizer in the  Indian restaurants. Although branded as an appetizer this makes a great combo with vegetable fried rice and vegetable pulav . The recipe is simple and I leant to make this from my aunt Mrs.Parvathy. Now lets take a look at the ingredients needed for making chilli panner.
Paneer- 250 g
corn starch- 3 tbsp
all purpose flour- 2 tbsp
water- 5 tbsp
chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
oil for deep fry

capsicum (bell pepper)-  1 cup chopped (green, red, yellow)
cabbage (chopped)- 1 cup
ginger- 1 tsp + 1tbsp
tomato sauce- 4 tsp
soy sauce 2 tsp + 1 tsp
chilli sauce- 1 tsp
water 1/4 cup
ajnamoto- 1 pinch
oil- 1 tbsp
salt to taste
asafoetida(hing) - a pinch


  • In a bowl mix the corn starch, all purpose flour, chilli powder, pinch of salt, 1 tsp grated ginger and 5 tbsp of  water.
  •  Cut the paneer in cubes of 1" size and marinate in the batter for 20 minutes. 
  • In a deep pan heat some oil about one inch deep. Fry the panner until golden brown and drian them on a paper towel. The remaining batter can be used in making the sauce. 
  • In a wok heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add 1 tbsp of grated ginger, chopped cabbage, bell pepper(capsicum) and a pinch of hing. 
  • saute them until they become tender and add a tomato sauce, soy sauce, chilli sauce, a pinch of ajnamoto, the remaining batter, water, salt and cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Now add the fried paneer and mix well and cook in low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Turn down the heat and serve hot.


  1. wow very spicy and very tempting chilli paneer !!

  2. எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த ரெசிபி.....

  3. Lovely chilli paneer we love this dish.

  4. Chilli paneer looks awesome dleicious. love the color.

  5. Looks paneer in any form :-)

  6. wow, I soooooooo want it, love your presentation.

    US Masala

  7. Really tempting chilly paneer..Love it with fried rice!

  8. Chilli paneer look super tempting.

  9. Thanks for stopping, u have a nice space too...first time here...Chilli paneer is my fav..looks very yumm n perfect too

  10. thank u all your comments makes me to post more and more..
    and thanks Sharilee for visiting our space..

  11. Tempting and delicious. Nice way of making without onion and garlic

  12. Love the colour and one of my fav ..looks yum!


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