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Chili Paneer (Dry Chili Cottage Cheese)


Cottage cheese (Paneer)- 50 gms
Maida –  enough to make a good coating over paneer cubes in batter form
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric (Haldi)  – 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder or green chilli paste as per taste
Corn flour – 2 tbsp
Salt as per taste

For Sauce

Onion- Two medium sized, chopped in small square pieces
Capsicum – Two medium sized, chopped in small square pieces
Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Green chili – 2 tsp, chopped length wise
Tomato sauce ( preferably, Kissan fresh tomato ketchup)-3-4 tbsp
Chili sauce ( Ching’s secret) – 1-2 tbsp
Vinegar – 1 tsp
Soy sauce – 1 tsp (approx.)
Cornflour -3-4 tbsp
Chopped spring onion for garnishing
Salt to taste
Cooking oil


  • Cut paneer into small cubes.
  • Combine maida, ginger paste, garlic paste,turmeric, green chili paste, cornflour and salt in a bowl. Add water to make a thick , smooth and homogenous batter. Add paneer cubes to maida batter and mix well.
  • Fry paneer thinly coated with maida batter till brown. Drain them on a paper towel to remove extra oil.
  • For sauce, stir fry chopped onions, capsicums, green chilies and ginger – garlic paste.
  • When vegetables are cooked properly add all sauces, vinegar and salt.
  • Make a solution of cornflour (3-4 tbsps) in cold water (1/2 bowl). Add the solution to the fried vegetables.
  • Toss every thing for few minutes till sauce becomes thick.
  • Add fried paneer to the sauce just before eating.
  • Garnish with some chopped spring onions.
  • Chilli paneer can be  served hot with Vegetable Chow- mein.

Serves/Makes : 2-3


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