Hot Honey Paneer

Deep fried paneer pieces served with honey based sauce. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Hot Honey Paneer

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Main Ingredients Paneer (cottage cheese), Honey
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Hot Honey Paneer

  • 300 grams Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into ½ inch thick pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespo for deep-frying Oil
  • 4 tablespoons Cornflour/ corn starch
  • 100 grams Noodles boiled
  • 1 medium Onion cut into quarters and layers separated
  • 6-8 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 tablespoons Tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon White pepper powder
  • 1½ tablespoons Red chilli paste
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 stalk Spring onion greens chopped


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, roll the paneer pieces in two tablespoons of cornflour and deep-fry on medium heat until the edges start to turn brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  2. Deep-fry noodles in hot oil until crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Mix remaining cornflour in ½ cup water.
  3. Blend the tomato sauce, soy sauce, honey, white pepper powder, red chilli paste and salt to taste in 1 cup vegetable stock.
  4. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan, add the garlic and stir-fry briefly. Add the onion and continue to stir-fry for half a minute. Stir in the sauces and spices mix and the remaining vegetable stock. Cook on high heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in cornflour mixture and continue to cook for a couple of minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the fried paneer pieces and cook on medium heat for half a minute or until the sauce coats the paneer pieces.
  6. Serve hot on a bed of crispy fried noodles topped with spring onion greens.