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Chilli paneer gravy recipe

Chilli paneer gravy recipe with step by step pictures for easy understanding and reference.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 3/4 cup paneer
  • 1/2 cup capsicum cubed
  • 1 no big onion chopped roughly
  • 5 nos garlic cloves minced finely
  • 1/2 tsp ginger tsp finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tbsp spring onion white part
  • 1/2 tbsp spring onion green part
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

For the marinade:

  • 1 tbsp maida
  • 1/2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • salt as required
  • water as needed to form a paste


  • Make a thick batter of the ingredients under 'for the marinade' and add paneer to it and coat it well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a accompaniment with fried rice or just as a starter and am sure you will make this often.


  • 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.
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