Chilli Paneer
Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer


• Paneer (cottage cheese) 300 grams
• Oil 2 tablespoons + to deep fry
• Cornflour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons
• Garlic,crushed 3-4 cloves
• Onion ,halved and thickly sliced 1 medium
• Green capsicums,cut into thick strips 2 medium
• Green chillies,sliced 6-8
• Vegetable stock 1 cup
• Salt to taste
• Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
• MSG 1/4 teaspoon



Cut the cottage cheese into medium sized diamonds. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, roll the cheese diamonds in one tablespoon of cornflour and deep fry on medium heat until the edges start to turn brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Mix the remaining cornflour in half a cup of water. Heat two-tablespoon oil in a wok, add the garlic and stir-fry for half a minute. Add the onion, capsicums and green chillies and continue to stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add the fried cheese and stir in the vegetable stock. Add the salt, soy sauce and MSG and mix well. Add the cornflour mixture and cook on high heat stirring and tossing until the sauce thickens to coat the cheese and the vegetables. Serve hot immediately.

Credits: Sajeev Kapoor