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Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is a spicy, tasty appetizer made by tossing marinated paneer with spices, capsicum, onion & hot sauce. Chilli Paneer is a wonderful starter to a grand rice meal or relished as wholesome snack for tea time. Chilli Paneer Recipe is explained in this post with step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1 cup paneer cubed
  • 1 medium sized capsicum chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 5 nos garlic chopped finely
  • 1 no green chilli chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp green chillipaste or green chilli sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tbsp spring onion
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

For the marinade


  • Make a thick batter of the ingredients under 'to marinade' and add paneer to it and coat it well.
  • Then toast the coated paneer in dosa tawa until golden brown. (You can deep fry them too). Drain it in a tissue and set aside. Get all the ingredients ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped green chillies,onion and garlic. Then saute till slightly browned.
  • Then add capsicum and fry for a minute. Then add soya sauce, tomato sauce , chilli sauce and pepper powder.
  • Mix well until the veggies are coated evenly.Make it to a semi saucy consistency.
  • Then add the toasted paneer and give a quick stir.
  • Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off. Serve as a accompaniment with fried rice or just as a starter and am sure you will make this often.
  • The fusion of indo chinese sauces with the flavour of coriander leaves tastes just out of the world. I served Chilli Paneer with egg fried rice and hubby totally loved the combination.


  • You can even adding the remaining cornflour maida marinade batter but it tends to stick so I avoid it.
  • You can make a more saucy version too, I have given the semi dry version of chilli paneer.
  • I toasted the paneer in a non stick tawa, you can deep fry in oil too.
Nutrition Facts
Chilli Paneer
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 2112mg92%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2240IU45%
Vitamin C 83mg101%
Calcium 567mg57%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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