chilli paneer a complete easy recipe guide

How to make chilli paneer dry recipe and chilli paneer gravy recipe

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Chilli paneer
Chilli paneer recipe with chilli paneer dry recipe, chilli paneer gravy recipe and schezwan chilli paneer recipe with step by step instructions, photos and video.

Chilli paneer is one of the most popular and sought after dish in India and south east Asia. It is basically a fusion recipe of Indo-Chinese Cuisines.

What is chilli paneer ?

Chilli Paneer can be define as  crisp fried paneer cubes tossed and seasoned with  different sauces and accompanied with peppers and onion cubes.

 It is an  Indo-Chinese fusion recipe and served as an appetizer or snacks. This recipe is restaurant style and you can easily make it at home. Chilli paneer goes well with noodles and fried rice. You can make both chilli paneer dry and gravy version with the same ingredients.





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Chilli paneer recipe can be divided into

1. Chilli paneer dry

2. Chilli paneer gravy

Dry chilli paneer is served as an appetizer or snacks whereas chilli paneer gravy is served as a main dish with fried rice and Noodles.

Before starting to make this recipe here's some quick tips to make best chilli paneer recipe like restaurant style.

1. How to fry the paneer?

For chilli paneer recipe we need crisp paneer pieces. You can make a batter of corn flour, all purpose flour and water. Then coat the paneer pieces into the batter and deep fry them

Otherwise dust the paneer pieces with corn flour and deep fry them. Moistures in paneer help to coat them with corn flour and make it crisp while frying. By this method you can avoid to use all purpose flour.

Chilli paneer gravy serving in a bowl
Chilli paneer gravy


2. What is Slurry in paneer chilli?

To make chilli paneer slurry plays an important part. Slurry makes the sauces sticky to coat well with paneer pieces.

To make the slurry mix 1 teaspoon corn flour with half cup of water and mix with the sauces while cooking.

3. To make chilli paneer gravy, increase the amount of Slurry. Mix 1 teaspoon corn flour with one cup of water.

4. Schezwan sauce can be used to make schezwan chilli paneer. But avoid to use dark soya sauce. Instead use light soya sauce for it.

5. If the gravy become watery then mix more slurry to make it thick.

6. And if become too dry then add more water.

7. Use naturally brewed or organic soya sauce and apple cider vinegar for the recipe.

8. To give it a nice shining colour use red chilly paste in the recipe. Otherwise use red chilli powder.

9. Use finely chopped celery to increase the taste and flavour.


Chilli paneer recipe

Garnished Chilli paneer serving
                 
         CHILLI PANEER

These paneer chilli is a crisp fried paneer
tossed with chilly sauce and taste sweet, sour and spicy. You can make dry chilli
paneer, schezwan chilli paneer and chilli
paneer gravy. Served with noodles and
fried rice.

Preparation time :- 10 minutes

Cooking time :- 10 minutes

Total time :- 20 minutes

Difficulty :- Easy

Serve :- 2 serving

Author :- Mobasir hassan



Ingredients   :-

   • 200 gm Paneer

   • 4 teaspoon corn flour

For the sauce

   • 1 teaspoon dark Soya sauce.

   • 1/2 teaspoon Tomato ketchup.

   • 1 teaspoon red chilly sauce.

   • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar

   • 1 teaspoon red chilly paste or red
      chill powder

   • small pinch of sugar ( adjust to taste)

 Other ingredients

   • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic.

   • 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger.

   • 2 teaspoon chopped onion

   • 1 teaspoon corn flour

   • 1/2 cup cubes of  bell peppers

   • 1/2 cup chopped spring onions

   • 1 small onion cut into cubes ( layer
      separated)

   • 2 green chili ( cut into lengthwise)

   • 1/3 teaspoon salt

   • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder

For schezwan chilli  paneer

   • 3 teaspoon schezwan sauce

   • 1 teaspoon light soya sauce

   • Oil for deep frying and cooking.

   How to make the recipe

Preparation
   1. Cut the paneer into diamond shaped
       around one inch long and half inch
       breath.

   2. Now dust the paneer with corn flour
       evenly so that all sides are covered.

   3. Rest them for 5 minutes to absorb the
       moisture.

   4. Heat oil in a kadai or pan and deep fry
       the paneer cubes till crisp golden.

   5. Remove them in a absorbent paper to
       absorb any excess oil.

How to make chilli paneer

   1. Making dry chilli paneer, mix 1 tbs
       corn flour with 1/2 cup of water and
       keep aside.

   2. Heat one teaspoon oil in a wok or pan
       and fry the chopped garlic and ginger
       till light brown.

   3. Now add the chopped onions and saute
       till translucent.

   4. Add the bell pepper cubes, onion cubes
       and slits green chili and saute for 1 - 2
       minutes in high flame.

   5. Stir the red chilly sauce, tomato ketchup
       red chilly paste, vinegar, sugar and dark
       soya sauce.

   6. Pour the above corn flour and water
       mixture into the pan and cook till the
       sauce thickens.

   7. Now mix the fried paneer cubes, white
       pepper powder and salt.

   8. Mix everything very well and check the
       seasoning of the sauce. If required add
       according to your taste.

   9. Add the chopped green spring onions
       and remove. Serve the chilli paneer dry
       hot

   10. For schezwan chilli paneer :-  use
          light soya sauce instead of dark soya
          sauce in step 5 above.

   11. Mix the schezwan sauce after adding
         fried paneer cubes, white pepper and
         salt.

   13. Mix everything well and check the
         seasoning. Add the chopped spring
         onions and serve.

   14. For chilli paneer gravy :-
         Mix 2 teaspoon corn flour with 1 cup
         water and make a lump free slurry in
         a mixing bowl. Increase the amount of
         dark soya sauce to 2 teaspoon, chilly
         sauce to 2 teaspoon and little more salt
         and sugar.

   15. Repeat all above steps of Chilli paneer
         dry recipe with the ingredients for
         gravy recipe.

   16. Check the seasoning before removing
          and serve hot paneer chilli gravy with
          Hakka noodles and fried rice.

                   Video

   Video for chilli paneer gravy recipe

     
 Nutritional value( estimation only)

         Calorie :- 423

         Carbohydrate :- 21g

         Protein :- 11 g

         Dietary fiber :- 1 g

What to serve with chill paneer?

                   Serving tips

1. Chilli paneer can be served with different types of noodles like Hakka noodle, Singaporean Noodle and with fried rice like vegetable fried rice, Hong Kong fried rice etc.

2. You can take some tandoori butter naan or garlic butter naan with chilli paneer. Even chapati and phulkas are good enough with chilli paneer .

3. You can serve sweet chilly sauce and schezwan sauce with chilli paneer.

              RECIPE NOTES

1. The paneer used to make chilli paneer can be shallow fried, deep fried or grilled. You can choose depending upon your needs.

2. Don't cook the paneer for long time. Always serve it hot either the paneer will become hard and chewy.

3. Try to use organic good quality vinegar like apple cider vinegar.

4. To make chili paneer gravy, increase the amount of Corn starch water mixture in the chilli paneer recipe.

5. While adding more Corn starch water mixture, check the seasoning and adjust the amount of chilly sauce, dark soya sauce and salt and pepper.

6. For healthy option, you can opted for a organic dark soya sauce also.

Below you can read all step by step photos and instructions for Chilli paneer recipe.

Diamond shaped paneer pieces for chilli paneer recipe
Diamond shaped paneer pieces

Diced onions capsicum red yellow bell pepper for chilli paneer recipe
Diced vegetables

Chopped Garlic Ginger spring onions and slit green chili for chilli paneer recipe
Chopped Garlic, Ginger, spring onions and slit green chili

Dark soya sauce, tomato ketchup and Red Chilly sauce for chilli paneer recipe
Dark Soya sauce, tomato ketchup, red chilly Sauce

Salt,sugar and white pepper powder for chilli paneer Recipe
Salt, sugar and white pepper powder




Preparation for paneer chilli recipe

1.Cut the paneer into diamond shape pieces around one inch length and half inch in breath .

2. Similarly cut the red, yellow bell peppers and capsicum into diced shaped.

3.Now take the paneer pieces into a bowl and dust and mix with corn flour till all side covers. You can increase the amount of corn flour if the paneer pieces are not fully covered.

Paneer pieces dusted with Corn starch for chilli paneer Recipe
Corn starch dust paneer

4. Deep fry this paneer pieces and keep them aside in a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.

Deep fried paneer for chilli paneer recipe
Deep fried paneer pieces
For Paneer chilli dry recipe :-

5. Heat half teaspoon oil in a wok or pan and fry chopped garlic and ginger till light brown. Then add chopped onion and saute in high flame till translucent.

6. Further add the capsicum, red yellow bell peppers, onion cubes and green chili. Saute further one more minute in high flame till they are translucent.

Sauteed onions capsicum red yellow bell peppers in a wok for chilli paneer recipe
Sauteed vegetables

7. Now add few teaspoon  of water and simmer  the vegetables further.

8.Then add red chilly sauce, red chilly paste, tomato ketchup and dark soya sauce.

Vegetables sauteed with dark soya sauce Chilly sauce tomato ketchup for chilli paneer recipe
Adding Sauces
9. Pour to the corn flour slurry and mix.

10. Now add the fried paneer cubes, white pepper powder,sugar and salt. Mix everything very well to coat the sauces with paneer evenly.

Fried paneer, vegetables with sauces for chilli paneer recipe
Fried paneer with sauce mixture

11. Check the seasoning and adjust according to your taste. Sprinkle some spring onions and remove in a plate and serve.

Chilli paneer  recipe
Chilli paneer

How to make schezwan paneer chilli recipe :-



Schezwan chilli paneer
Schezwan chilli paneer

13.This is another version of chilli paneer where schezwan sauce is used to tossed and coat  the paneer pieces.

This chilli paneer is my personal favorite.

14. In schezwan chilli paneer, all ingredients mentioned above to make chilli paneer dry can be used except dark soya sauce.

Instead of dark soya sauce, light soya sauce is used.

15. Schezwan paneer is light red in colour and paneer pieces are in cube shaped not diamond shaped.

Cube shaped paneer pieces for schezwan chilli paneer recipe
Cube shape paneer pieces

Additional ingredients for schezwan  paneer chilli :-

• 1 1/2 teaspoon schezwan sauce.

• 1 teaspoon light soya sauce

• 1/2 teaspoon red chilli paste.

Schezwan sauce and Red Chilly Paste for schezwan chilli paneer recipe
Schezwan sauce and Red Chilly Paste

Step by step method for schezwan chilli paneer recipe  :-

1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in medium flame and add chopped ginger, garlic and onion and  saute in high flame.

2. Repeat all steps above to make chilli paneer dry recipe till adding all the sauces.
Instead of dark soya sauce, add light soya sauce.

 Add schezwan sauce to the mixture before adding fried paneer cubes .

3. It is good to use chopped onion in schezwan chilli paneer recipe because they both have a great combination and taste more flavourful.

4. When the mixture become dry, switch off the flame and remove the paneer mixture in a plate .

5. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve hot.
Garnished schezwan chilli paneer recipe
Schezwan chilli paneer

How to make chili paneer gravy ?


Paneer chilli gravy recipe chilli paneer
Chilli Paneer gravy

 Chilli Paneer gravy is a thick glossy gravy  of different sauces where crispy fried paneer cubes are simmered with cubes of bell pepper and onion.

It is generally used as a side dish with vegetable fried rice and noodles. Also goes well with Naan bread, roti and chapatis.

If you love chilli paneer gravy then I am sure you will love the  Chilli chicken gravy recipe as well.

Ingredients for chilli paneer gravy recipe :-





All ingredients mentioned above for chilli paneer dry recipe is same as chilli paneer gravy.

Method of preparation :- 

1. All above step by step instructions to make chili paneer dry  is same while preparing for Chilli Paneer gravy.

2. You need to make a thick glossy  gravy while preparing the chilli paneer gravy recipe.

3. For that you need to add 1 teaspoon of corn starch in 1 cup of water and make a batter.

4. Before adding paneer in chilli paneer dry recipe, add the corn starch water batter and stir for two minutes.

Adding Corn starch water mixture to Chilli Paneer gravy recipe
Adding Corn starch water 

5.The mixture slowly start to thick and glossy. Add the fried paneer and check the seasoning.

6. If you want more gravy then increase the corn starch water batter more .

7. Remove the mixture in a bowl and garnish with chopped spring onions and serve .

Chilli Paneer gravy and noodles for Chilli Paneer gravy recipe
Chilli Paneer gravy with noodles
Chilli paneer gravy without fried paneer?

Yes you can make chili paneer gravy without frying the paneer. For that take the paneer cubes in a mixing bowl and mix with salt, white pepper powder and chilly powder.

Therefore tossed them in a non stick pan in slow flame. Remove and use in paneer chilli gravy recipe.

How to make Thai Chilli paneer recipe?

Thai chilli paneer is now becoming popular and if you visited any Thai restaurant then I am sure you had tasted it once.

Well Thai foods are healthy due to the usage of many healthy herbs in Thai cuisine.  Herbs like fresh basil leaves, Thai ginger and lemon grass are used.

For Thai chilli paneer recipe use finely chopped Thai ginger and lemon grass. In place of red Chilly sauce, tomato sauce and dark soya sauce, use Thai red curry paste. Use fresh basil leaves while sauteeing the paneer in Thai red curry paste.

Make a batter of corn flour with all purpose flour and mix red Thai curry paste, finely chopped Thai ginger, lemon grass and basil leaves and coat and marinate the paneer pieces. Deep fry these paneer pieces.

After sauteeing ginger , garlic, onion and bell peppers, add red Thai curry paste,red  Chilly Paste and little slurry, mix the fried paneer with basil leaves.

Add salt and pepper and tossed everything well and serve Thai paneer Chilli.

For more recipe with paneer, you can check the link below for more details :-

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Best homemade paneer tikka masala recipe

Best quick paneer Paratha recipe

Palak Paneer recipe

Paneer Kurkure Recipe

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