Spicy Chilli Paneer

"Variety is the spice of life"- this shows how important spice is in anyone's life, so today we salute the ingredient which brings spice into our lives, literally. "Chillies" are available in various forms, shapes, sizes and colours, but the end result is always the same, something tasty and spicy. Today I share with you my recipe of Chilli Paneer. Its a favourite amongst elders and youngsters alike. With the succulent paneer (cottage cheese) coated and flavoured in soy sauce and green chillies, this dish is perfect to enjoy with rice or bread/parathas. And simple to cook, it takes not more than 15-20 mins!

1/2 slab of paneer - cut in small rectangular cubes
7-8 green chillies - slit half cross-sectional and cut in length
1/2 onion - diced into long thin strips
1/2 capsicum (bell peppers)- diced into thing strips
4-5 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp ginger - shredded
2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp sugar
salt/black pepper - to taste
1 tsp ajinomoto (optional)

Take a pan and heat the oil in it. Add the green chillies, and onions. Saute till they become golden brown.Then add the ginger, garlic paste, and capsicum and cook till all veggies are tender. Add soy sauce, salt, pepper and ajinomoto. Finally mix in the paneer cubes and cook everything together on medium flame for 8-10 mins. Do not add water!!

Remove from flame, garnish with more slit green chillies and chopped green onion leaves. Serve your Spicy and Tasty Chilli Paneer piping hot with plain or fried rice!!

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KellytheCulinarian said...

What a fast, easy recipe. Thanks!

Srivalli said...

my fav dish...liked your version...

Padma said...

Manasi, it is pleasure knowing you and your blog, I am glad I came here. I am enjoying reading it, you have good info, nice recipes and incredible photos. Loved the spicy chilli paneer....

Anonymous said...

Ah...Paneer is one thing, I simply love savouring it in any kind of a dish. Although, I haven't tasted it with much of chilli as chillies are one thing I try to avoid. But definitely I will try this one and see...Thanks for sharing!

Latha said...

Looks delicious Mansi. PAneer is a favorite in our home too! Will give this recipe a shot sometime! Bookmarked :-)

Cynthia said...

This is a mouth-watering dish.

Chef Jeena said...

This just sounds so delicious Mansi! Nice Picture. :)

Mansi said...

welcome padma! and i'm glad you liked what u saw:)

kalyan, you can try this with the less-spicy green chillies...just lower the level to suit your taste, but beleive me, its def. a must-try item!

Latha, srivalli, kelly and cynthi, being easy gives you more inclination to make it now, right!!

timepass said...

Mouth watering...Lovely blog and good pics too

Anonymous said...

one of our favourites. thanks for the nice recipe

Anonymous said...

simple and beautiful recipe!! we love paneer and spicy food...and eat this a lot in restaurants...but looking at your recipe I think its so simple I'm gonna try it at home myself!!

thanks for the wonderful site!!

Chris said...

This looks delicious, thanks for helping us discover your blog! :)

Paru ... said...

lovely recipe..cant wait to try it

Anonymous said...


I tried this recipe. It was good. However, I didnot get the red colour given in the pics..How are you getting the red colour without adding tomato or red chilli sauce? Please help.


Mansi said...

HI Ann,

it should never turn red, unless you add red food color to it, or sometimes tandoori masala. But that is not for this recipe.

I only add soy sauce, and that is what gives it the dark brown color, but never red:)

CuisineHOUzz said...

Hai Manasi..This is a Lovely,colorful,jiffy,tasty recipe and I tried this one.I love paneer and also like your blog.Very Informative.Thanks.