Chilli Paneer Stir-fry by Tarla Dalal

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Jan. 17, 2014

This versatile dish with paneer and green chillies can be served as a starter or as an accompaniment to the main meal.


Cottage cheese cubes 2 Cup (32 tbs) (fresh paneer)
Plain flour 2 Tablespoon
Cornflour 4 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Green chillies 2 , cut into strips lengthwise
Grated ginger 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon (lehsum)
Spring onion whites 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , thinly sliced
Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
Chilli sauce 1 Tablespoon
Vinegar 5 Drop
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the garnish
Spring onion greens 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Spring onion greens 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (finely chopped)



1. In a bowl, combine together plain flour, corn flour, salt, and half cup of water and mix properly. Now mix in paneer cubes in a gentle way.

2. Add oil in the deep frying pan, and when hot deep fry a few paneer pieces at a time until very light brown. Keep aside.


3. In a broad non-stick pan, add oil and when hot add green chillies and sauté for half a minute. Add ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for a few seconds.

4. Now add spring onion whites, sauté for a minute, and add salt, followed by fried paneer cubes, soya sauce, chili sauce, and vinegar. Cook for a minute or two and turn off flame.


5. Serve the dish hot after garnishing with spring onion greens.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 278Calories from Fat 92

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 594 mg24.75%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet