Chilli Paneer: This Sweet And Spicy Dish Is A Crowd-Pleaser
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Why order the dish when you can make the easy and flavourful paneer chilli dry, semi-dry, or gravy recipes at home? This scrumptious recipe is one that you really must try because it is quick to make and doesn’t require much work. You only need a few ingredients to get started. All you need to prepare this simple chilli paneer recipe is paneer, as well as your favourite vegetables, soy sauce, green chilli sauce, ketchup, and vinegar. Therefore, if you also want to dazzle your loved ones, make this hearty delicacy and savour the goodness.

Serve your loved ones this paneer chilli recipe to liven up your evenings. You may also prepare gravy with this chilli paneer recipe to make a complete meal that can be served with steaming or fried rice. Your Chilli Paneer will be ready in no time if you carefully follow the recipe's step-by-step instructions below. Try this delicious appetiser dish for chilli paneer and share it with your loved ones. The dry variant of chilli paneer is offered as an appetiser or starting snack. The gravy version is served with cooked rice or noodles. You can serve the semi-dry version as an appetiser.

Here’s the recipe for Chilli Paneer.


For the paneer:

    400 gms paneer cubes

    1 tsp salt

    1 tsp red chilli powder

    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    2 tbsps cornstarch

    3 tbsps oil

For the sauce:

    1 tbsp ginger (finely chopped)

    2 cups bell pepper (diced)

    1 tbsp red chilli sauce

    2 tbsps soy sauce

    1 tbsp tomato ketchup

    1 tsp sugar

For the chilli paneer:

    ¼ cup water

    1 tsp cornstarch

    ½ tsp white vinegar

    2 tbsps coriander (finely chopped)

Chilli Paneer 

    Combine the paneer pieces, salt, red chilli powder, finely ground black pepper and corn starch in a medium mixing bowl.

    To ensure that each paneer cube is evenly coated with cornstarch, add extra water if it is too dry. Place aside.

    Mix 1/4 cup water and 1 teaspoon cornstarch, then set aside.

    In a large frying pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil.

    Add prepped paneer cubes and lightly fried till golden brown on every side.

    Take it and place it on a plate that has been covered with paper towels.

    Heat the same frying pan.

    After shallow frying the paneer, there will be some oil remaining in this pan.

    Add the chopped ginger and cook for a short while.

    Add the chopped bell pepper and continue to fry for 2 minutes on high heat.

    Add sugar, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, and red chilli sauce.

    Stir it thoroughly, then set the flame to low or medium.

    Stir in paneer cubes that have been shallow-fried.

    Mix thoroughly after adding cornstarch and water, the thickened sauce is ideal for the dry chilli paneer.

    However, you can increase the water amount if you want more gravy.

    Mix in a half-teaspoon of white vinegar, then add salt as desired after tasting.

    Turn off the heat and serve.