Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Chilli Paneer Gravy - Easy Chilli Paneer Recipe

Chilli Paneer
Chilli Paneer is a Indo Chinese Recipe but can be very well paired up with fried rice as well.Already I have posted a semi dry version of chilli paneer, now here I am with this chilli paneer gravy which serves as a great side dish for fried rice recipes.I paired it up with paneer fried rice and it was a treat for both paneer lovers at home :)

I always use homemade paneer, its so soft and fresh. If I want paneer the next day morning I make paneer the previous night itself and refrigerate it for next day use.Only when I am expecting guests and am pressed for time I use store bought paneer.

I love the semi dry version more than the gravy kind even manchurians I like the semi dry version more.

Check out other fried rice recipes
Mushroom fried rice,
Sprouts Fried Rice
Egg fried rice
Paneer Fried Rice
Veg fried rice recipes for more variations.

Chilli Paneer Recipe

Chilli Paneer Gravy - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Starter | Recipe Cuisine: Indo Chinese

Paneer - 3/4 cup cubed
Capsicum - 1/2 cup cubed (I used color capsicum)
Big Onions - 1 chopped roughly
Garlic - 5 cloves minced finely
Ginger - 1/2 tsp finely chopped
Soya sauce - 1/2 tsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Spring Onions(white part) - 1/2 tbsp chopped finely
Spring Onions(green part) - 1/2 tbsp chopped finely
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

For the marinade:

Maida - 1 tbsp
Corn flour - 1/2 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as required
Water - as required to form a paste


  1. Make a thick batter of the ingredients under 'for the marinade' and add paneer to it and coat it well.
    How to make chilli paneer - Step1
  2. Heat oil in a pan and toast the paneer till slightly golden(You can deep fry them too).Drain it in a tissue and set aside. Heat oil in a pan, add spring onion white part,ginger and garlic,fry till slightly browned. Then add onion and capsicum saute in high flame for a minute.
    How to make chilli paneer - Step2
  3. Thenn add soya sauce, tomato sauce , chilli sauce, pepper powder and required salt.Mix well until the veggies are coated evenly.Add 1 cup water and let it boil.
    How to make chilli paneer - Step3
  4. Then add remaining cornflour maida paste and let it boil.Once it starts to thicken add paneer and give a quick stir.Finally add spring onions green part and switch off.
    How to make chilli paneer - Step4
Serve as a accompaniment with fried rice or just as a starter and am sure you will make this often.
Chilli Paneer

My Notes:

  • You may not end up using the entire maida cornflour paste so use the remaining for making the gravy.
  • I used colored capsicum just for adding color to my chilli paneer.You can even add just green capsicum.
  • I toasted the paneer in my dosa tawa, you can deep fry in oil too.
  • You can even add finely chopped green chillies while adding chopped ginger and garlic.
  • The gravy tends to thicken if resting time is given, so switch off accordingly.If it becomes too thick then add little water to thin it.
  • You can even use vegetable stock repalcing water.Adjust water level according to the consistency.
  • Using freshly ground pepper adds a great flavour to the dish.
Chilli Paneer Gravy Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


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