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Sep 2, 2014

Restaurant Style Chilli Paneer Recipe / Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe

Chilli paneer is my all time favorite, i make it quite often..I have posted it before in this blog, that is a little variation of this recipe. I wanted to post a updated version with new pictures. So i made it couple weeks back and sharing it here..I served it with egg fried rice and it turned out quite good..You can serve it with any fried rice veg or non veg or noodles..

This dry dish is good to have it as appetizer also..I will soon share a gravy version of it soon. You can check my other paneer recipes also..

So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves : 4


Onion - 1 large peeled and cubed
Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 1 large cubed
Garlic - 6 fat cloves chopped finely
Ginger - 2 cm piece chopped finely
Green Chilli - 3 cut in diagnols
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Ajinomoto a pinch (optional)
Tomato ketchup - 2 tblspn or to taste
Red Chilli Sauce - 1 tblspn (or paste) or to taste
Green Chilli Sauce - 1 tblspn or to taste
Soy Sauce - 2 tsp or to taste
Vinegar - 1 tsp or to taste
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Spring Onion a handful finely chopped

For Frying:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 tblspn
Corn Flour / Corn Starch - 6 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 2 tsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
Water as needed
Oil - 4 tblspn for frying


Heat 4 tblspn of oil in a pan. Take all the ingredients given for frying in a bowl, add in water and make it to slightly thin batter. Dip the paneer in the batter and fry till golden. Remove it to a plate.

Mix all the sauces in a bowl and set aside.

Now in the remaining oil(if there is no oil, add a tsp more oil). Add in ginger, garlic and chillies. Saute for a min.

Add in onions, capsicum and saute for couple more mins.

Add in salt, sugar and mix well. Add in chilli powder and sauces and mix well. Cook for couple of mins.

Add in the fried paneer and toss.

Add in spring onion and mix well.Serve with noodles or fried rice.

Take all your ingredients

Soak paneer in hot water for 15 mins

Take maida and cornflour in a bowl

add in some pepper powder

add in some salt and some sugar

drizzle in some soy sauce

and add water to make a slightly thin batter, not too thin

Batter done

add in paneer cubes in

toss well

Heat oil in a frying pan

Drop the paneer cubes in

fry till golden

remove to a plate

Now lets mix up the sauces, first tomato ketchup

soy sauce


green chilli sauce

red chilli sauce

mix well and set aside

now in the remaining oil

add in ginger, garlic and green chillies

saute for a min

add in onions and capsicum

add in some salt and sugar, dont add too much,
because sauces has salt in them

mix well

add in chilli powder

and sauces

mix well

add in fried paneer


lastly goes a handful of spring onion



  1. Looks yummy.... Wow... Thank u Aarthi! Will try it soon

  2. Very nice..looks very yummy,will try

  3. Why do we need to soak paneer in hot water?

    1. Bcz you want it soft

  4. @meenakshiIf u want you can soak it in hot water before frying for making it soft.

  5. Wow. Love the way u put the steps. Its only cuz of you dat now m getting interested in cooking. Thankyou. We love you:)

  6. WOW! Really yummy! u made it very easy. thanks!1

  7. Hi,
    Please explain the green chilli sauce have not been able to find it in stores.

  8. Looks delicious !!

  9. Hi,

    Anyone know of a good substitute for the Green chilli sauce? I can't seem to find one anywhere


  10. @Anonymousif you have red chilli sauce, use that or just skip it and add some green chilli paste

  11. Thanks fr the recipe... it tyrned out great... almost like restaurant one

  12. Hey thanks fr the recipe.. it turned out really great... almost like restaurant one...

  13. Whr can we find green and red chillie sauce? Can we make at home or use red chillie paste instead?

  14. @Anonymousu can get it in any super market, look in the sauces section. Will soon share a homemade version

  15. Hi Aarthi a big thank u from me n my family today i made this recipe it was superb delicious yuuummmy God bless u dear
    Only one confusion is their paneer was hard don't know why, i used homemade paneer it was made by double tonned milk is this the reason?
    Thanks & regards

  16. @Anonymousjust soak paneer in hot water because using this will soften them

  17. What can you use instead of green and red chilli sauce? Can you just do it without?

  18. @Anonymousthose sauces add flavour, just add some green chilli or red chilli paste

  19. Hi can you please post a link to the gravy one? I have tried this several times and my husband loves it!! I love how the recipe comes with step by step pictures therefore i can know how it should look like. Thank you for this

  20. @aarthi tried for first time & it was delicious.....thanks a lot...
    Najuka & Vaishnav

  21. A crowd pleaser !! Turned out to be delicious .thanks for sharing

  22. wow! it is very yummy and mouth watering recipe. i love it Thnx for this recipe.

  23. I find that after frying, if u put the paneer into cold water it maintains the softness...

  24. HI ... i am new to the world of cooking and luckily i came across your blog. I tried two of your recipes . Chilli paneer was a huge hit and my husband loved it . Next from your list is chicken liver fry.

    Keep doing the great work. Thanks a ton.

  25. Thank u so much for this accurately and precisely described recipe. For a beginner like me such recipes are so helpful.Followed your recipe to the measure and my husband was super impressed.

  26. Hello mam,
    First of all thank u so much for posing such a wonderful recipe.i made it,it come out hell good..everyone praised me and asked me to make it again.

  27. hello mam,
    Thank you so much for uploading these recipes! I just wanted to know if I want to make this gravy, how to do that?


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