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Chilli Paneer  Recipe

Paneer and capsicums go well together in this delicious starter.

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings :

Chilli Paneer

Main Ingredients

Paneer (cottage cheese), Oil





Level Of Cooking


  • Paneer (cottage cheese)
    300 grams
  • Oil
    2 tbsps + to deep fry
  • Cornflour/ corn starch
    3 tablespoons
  • Garlic crushed
    3-4 cloves
  • Onion halved and thickly sliced
    1 medium
  • Green capsicums cut into thick strips
    2 medium
  • Green chillies sliced
  • Vegetable stock
    1 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Soy sauce
    2 tablespoons
  • MSG
    1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Cut the cottage cheese into medium sized diamonds. Heat sufficient oil in a Wonderchef Ceramica, Chef Signature Wok, roll the cheese diamonds in one tablespoon of cornflour and deep fry on medium heat until the edges start to turn brown.

Step 2

Drain on absorbent paper. Mix the remaining cornflour in half a cup of water.

Step 3

Heat two-tablespoon oil in a Wonderchef Ceramica, Chef Signature Wok, add the garlic and stir-fry for half a minute.

Step 4

Add the salt, soy sauce and MSG and mix well. Add the cornflour mixture and cook on high heat stirring and tossing until the sauce thickens to coat the cheese and the vegetables. Serve hot immediately.

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