Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chilli Paneer with Gravy

Chilli Paneer with Gravy Recipe

Chilli Paneer is one of the all time favourite Chinese recipe that is really easy to prepare. Serve it as a starter or even as accompaniment for your main meal. Hot and Spicy Chilli Paneer is delicious delight anytime. Gravy version goes well as a side dish to Veg fried rice or Veg hakka noodles. Here is my gravy version of making this famous indo chinese recipe at home without using  MSG.

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 serving


  • Paneer (cottage cheese) - 250 grams
  • Refined oil - 2 tablespoon + to deep fry
  • Green chillies - 4-5 slit
  • Onion (cut into cubes) - 1 medium
  • Ginger (chopped) - 1/2 inch
  • Garlic (chopped) - 3-4 cloves
  • Green capsicum (cut into cubes) - 1 medium
  • Maida (all purpose flour) - 2 tablespoon
  • Corn flour (corn starch) - 3 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce - 2 tablespoon
  • Green chilli sauce - 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato sauce - 2 tablespoon
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Cilantro (coriander leaves) - 1 tablespoon

Method of Preparation:
1. Cut the paneer, capsicum and onion into medium cubes.

2. Make medium thick paste by mixing maida, corn flour, salt with water.

3. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, coat paneer cubes with the paste and deep fry on medium heat until the paneer starts to turn golden brown.

4. Drain on absorbent paper. Mix the remaining corn flour paste in a cup of water.

5. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in another wok, add ginger and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds on medium flame.

6. Add green chillies, onion and capsicum. Stir fry till the capsicum is almost half cooked and add black pepper powder, salt, chilli sauce, soya sauce and tomato sauce. Mix well and shimmer.

7. Add fried paneer cubes and corn flour paste with water to thicken the gravy and shimmer till the corn flour gets cooked and gravy thickened.

8. Turn off the flame and garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve hot with Noodles or Fried rice.

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