Delicious Homemade Paneer Chilli: A Flavorful Fusion of Indian and Chinese Cuisine

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Indulge your taste buds in the perfect blend of Indian and Chinese flavors with this mouthwatering Paneer Chili recipe. Paneer Chili is a popular vegetarian dish that combines the succulence of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) with the zesty kick of Chinese spices. This easy-to-make recipe is a delightful way to add some spice to your dining experience. So, let's dive into the world of flavors and create a dish that's sure to impress your family and friends. 


  • 250g Paneer, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 Cup bell peppers (capsicum), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Teaspoon green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Spring onions for garnish


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix the paneer cubes with 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon chili sauce, 1 tablespoon cornflour, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Let it marinate for at least 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse into the paneer.
  3. In a separate bowl, prepare a batter by mixing 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon cornflour, a pinch of salt, and enough water to make a smooth, thick paste.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
  5. Dip each marinated paneer cube into the batter, ensuring it is well-coated, and fry until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  6. In the same pan, add a bit more oil if needed. Sauté ginger-garlic paste until fragrant.
  7. Add sliced onions and bell peppers, and stir-fry until they are slightly tender but still crisp.
  8. Mix 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup, and black pepper powder. Add this mixture to the stir-fried vegetables.
  9. Gently add the fried paneer cubes to the pan, ensuring they are coated evenly with the sauce.
  10. Garnish with finely chopped green chilies and spring onions.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy the delicious fusion of Indian and Chinese flavors!

This Paneer Chilli recipe is a perfect harmony of textures and tastes, making it an ideal dish for both casual meals and special occasions. The crispy texture of the fried paneer, combined with the vibrant colors of bell peppers and the flavorful sauce, will undoubtedly make this dish a favorite among your family and friends. Give it a try and experience the joy of creating a restaurant-style delicacy right in your own kitchen!

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