How to Make Spicy Chilli Paneer

Make these melt-in-your-mouth Chinese flavored Paneer Chilli to be served as an appetizer, snack or as a side to a main course!

Chilli Paneer is one of the many fusion Indian-Chinese recipes that Indians love. This was originally served as Chilly Chicken. But of course, the vegetarians decided to modify the recipe and Paneer is a go-to ingredient for almost any kind of meat-substitute! Basically, you crisp up paneer cubes and serve along with a Chinese flavored sauce. Real easy – but only if you read the recipe carefully and understand the steps! You can do that, can’t you?

This dry dish is good to have it as appetizer also.


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4


  • paneer 200 grams
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder

Sauce for seasoning

  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce(adjust to suit your taste)
  • 1 tsp vinegar

Other ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. corn flour
  • 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
  • Spring Onion a handful finely chopped

Steps of Instructions:

  • Take 1/4 cup of water and mix the flour with it. Stir the Soy sauce, Chili sauce, vinegar, sugar and Salt into the corn flour mixture.
  • Heat the pan in high flame, pore some oil in it, then add garlic, spring onions, chilies, ginger and fry for a few minutes.
  • Add sauce and the peppers on medium heat until warm. Once the peppers are warm, stir in the corn flour mixture and cook for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  • Add paneer to the batter and saute for few minutes in high flame until the paneer cubes in the sauce mix well.
  • Garnish with spring onion leaves and if you like spicy add green chilies to it.
  • Your favorite Spicy Paneer Chilli is ready to serve.

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