Paneer Chili/Chili Paneer

Paneer or cottage cheese is used to make many main course as well as different types of appetizers.Paneer chili/chili paneer is popular appetizer in  Indian- Chinese cuisine.Deep fried marinated paneer cooked in  hot and tangy sauces flavored with roasted sesame seed makes it perfect party appetizer.

Ingredients (Serving two)

  • Paneer – 2oo grams(homemade),cut in to big cubed
  • Garlic – 1 tsp  finely chopped
  • Spring onion – 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Scallion – 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Green chili – 1/2  finely chopped
  • Corn flour – 3 tbsp
  • Dark soya sauce – 1 tsp
  • Light soya sauce – 1 tsp
  • Tomato chili sauce – 1  tablespoon
  • Black pepper powder – 1+1 tea spoon
  • Rice vinegar – 1/2 tea spoon
  • Capsicum green,yellow – 6 to 8 pieces  each
  • Sesame seed – 1 tbsp,roasted
  • Olive oil – for frying and cooking


Step 1 –  In large bowl  black paper, 1/2 tsp light soya sauce, corn flour,1/2 tsp olive oil mix well,add dice cottage cheese mix well.Cover with cling film and keep in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Step 2 – Heat oil in a nonstick pan  add  marinade paneer and deep fry till it gets golden light brown color. Place in kitchen towel and keep aside.

Step 3 -Take 1 tbs oil in pan, add garlic, scallion and saute it. Next add  bell paper and saute it for 40-50 seconds in high flame. Add  green chili and saute it, add 1/2 tsp dark soya sauce, 1/2 tsp light soya sauces, tomato-chili sauce, 1/2 tsp black paper powder, corn starch- water mixture and  mix it quickly. Add  fried paneer  and mix it properly & toss it then remove from heat. Add rice vinegar and toss it. Add spring onion, roasted sesame seed.

Serve hot as appetizers/starters/snacks.


  • All sauces contain salt so no need to add salt.
  • For  better taste please use olive oil.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. chefkreso says:

    Beautiful plating, looks incredible 😀

    Liked by 2 people

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