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Chilli Paneer Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


This Chilli Paneer Gravy is perfectly seasoned, the cottage cheese is crisp-fried and tossed with some really delicious lip-smacking sauce keeping it comfortably good and flavors are bursting out!



For Marination:

  • 1 cup Cottage cheese/Paneer
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbs oil

For Chilli Paneer gravy:

  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 1 tbs garlic
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs Chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs cornflour
  • 2 tbs water (for cornflour slurry)


  1. Instructions:
  2. Cut and cube paneer pieces and keep it ready.
  3. To a small mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour and Cornflour.
  4. Add pepper powder, chili powder, and salt.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and soy sauce
  6. Add 2 tbs of water and make a batter, thick enough to coat the paneer.
  7. Add all the cubed paneer
  8. Now heat 2 tbs of vegetable oil, add the paneer pieces and cook them all sides.
  9. Collect them in a tissue paper and set aside.

To make chilli Paneer Gravy:

  1. Heat 2 tbs of sesame oil, add finely chopped ginger, garlic, and green chili. Let it sizzle for a minute.
  2. Add capsicum cook for few seconds.
  3. Now add all the sauces, in goes chili sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, chili flakes, and salt.
  4. Stir and cook for few seconds
  5. Now add 1/4 cup of water
  6. Bring to boil
  7. Now take a bowl, add cornflour and 2 tbs of water. Make cornflour slurry.
  8. Add them in.
  9. Keep stirring until the gravy is thicken
  10. Now add all the fried paneer
  11. Toss them with the gravy. Check for salt. Add spring onions or coriander leaves.



Paneer/cottage cheese: Cut paneer as the desired shape. You can shallow fry or deep fry /Grill the paneer as per your choice.

Marination: Add water little at a time to the right consistency. Marinate the paneer /cottage cheese overnight for better flavors.
If the batter is too thin, add an equal amount of all-purpose flour and cornflour to a right consistency (Add seasonings as well)

Sesame oil: Cook the sauce in the sesame oil that gives you more flavors and tastes You can opt for vegetable oil.

Ginger&Garlic: Cook ginger&garlic in a low flame for 5 mins stirring, that helps the oil to get more intense flavors.

Corn flour slurry: Here we use cornflour slurry to thicken the sauce. If the sauce has thickened more than the consistency you want, mix in warm water little at a time to thin out the sauce.
If the sauce is too thin, quickly make cornflour slurry (1 tbs corn flour+1/4 cup water) and add it. Over a medium heat keeps stirring, eventually, the sauce will thicken.

  • Category: Appetiser, Appetizer, sidedishes
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indo- chinese