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Chili Paneer

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Servings 4


  • 400 Gms Paneer (big Cubes)
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Green Chilies
  • 2 Green Chilies for garnish
  • ½ Cup Green Onion /Scalion for garnish
  • 1 Medium Onion cut into cubes
  • 1 Large Green Peppers cut in cubes.


  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Hot and sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Chili sauce/Schezwan Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Green Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 6+1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 4 Tbsp All Purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Oil For deep frying /Shallow Frying.
  • 4 Dry Red Chili
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds(toasted)Optional
  • 1 Tsp Salt


How to prepare Paneer for Deep Frying / Air Frying.

  • Cut Paneer into big cubes.
  • Coat it with 2 tbsp of Corn Flour.
  • Mix 4 tbsp of all purpose flour and 4 tbsp of Corn Flour with ⅓ cups of water.
  • Whisk it well to make a lump free batter.
  • Dust off excess corn flour from the Paneer and dip it in the prepared batter. Ensure that Paneer has a even coating of batter.

How to deep Fry Paneer

  • Heat sufficient oil for frying .
  • Fry just a few pieces of paneer at one time .It should be done on medium/low flame ,till Paneer Cubes are crispy and golden brown on both sides.

How to air fry Paneer Cubes

  • Pre heat air fryer on 380 F.
  • Arrange Paneer Pieces in one layer.If you want to brush little oil to paneer ,you can do that (that's optional)
  • Air fry on 380 F for 5-6 minutes on one side then 2-3 minutes on another side. Time can vary a little depending on your paneer cubes and air fryer.

How to make Chili Paneer

  • Take a wok. Heat it .
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil. Keep the flame on high heat.
  • Add grated ginger,garlic,whole red chilies and green(make a slit ) chilies to it .Saute for 1 minute.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add onion and green pepper cubes.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutestill the onion and pepper gets a nice colour.
  • Keep vinegar aside and mix 4 tbsp of water to all the sauces.
  • Add the sauce mix and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Make a slurry of 1 tbsp of corn starch to 4 tbsp of water.Whisk it well and add it to the wok.
  • Now add the fried Paneer Cubes /Air Fried Paneer Cubes to it .Mix it well. Cook it on low /medium flame for 3-4 minute or till it reaches consistency of your liking.If you want keep it to a gravy like consistency .I have kept mine little dry(snack )like consistency.
  • Add vinegar and mix it well.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.
  • Serve with any type of rice or Noodles.
  • Enjoy.
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