How to make Chilli Paneer - Deep fried paneer cubes further cooked in Chinese style.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Green capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च ), Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Chilli Paneer Recipe Card

Chilli Paneer

Hindi: shimla mirch
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh in India, Shimla has many farms of capsicum. Hence, the Hindi name. Besides this, though not loved by all, this veggie is the most essential whenever you plan to dish-up an Indo-Chinese recipe. Stuff them up with cheese, beans, other veggies or meats or just make a simple sabzi, it will surely add that exciting crisp to your creations!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Paneer Recipe

  • Green capsicum cut into dices 1 medium

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into cubes 200 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespo

  • Garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger cut into juliennes 1 inch

  • Green chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry cottage cheese cubes till light golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick wok. Add garlic and sauté well. Add onions and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add ginger, green chillies and capsicum and mix well.

Step 4

Add chilli sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper powder. Mix well.

Step 5

Add fried cottage cheese cubes and toss to mix.

Step 6

Dissolve cornflour in little water and add. Mix well and cook on high heat for a while.

Step 7

Serve hot.