Chilli Paneer Recipe - Paneer and capsicums go well together in this delicious starter.

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese), Oil

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Starter

Chilli Paneer

English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, this product made from milk is quite common, especially in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Chilli Paneer Recipe - How to make Chilli Paneer


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

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 6-8

  • 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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