Chilli Paneer Dry and Chilli Paneer Gravy-Paneer Chilli Dry and Gravy

chilli paneer

Preparation time-30 minutes


  • Paneer/cottage cheese (cut into cubes)-100 gm
  • Onion (Chopped in square shape)-1/2
  • Green pepper(Chopped in square shape)-1/2
  • Red pepper(Chopped in square shape)-1/2
  • Yellow pepper(Chopped in square shape)-1/2
  • Green chilli (slit)-4
  • Garlic cloves (chopped)-12
  • Cornflour-1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce-2 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup-1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder-2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil


For chilli paneer dry-

  • In a bowl: add paneer cubes, 1/2 tsp of kashmiri red chilli powder and 1 tsp cornflour.
  • Mix it properly so that a coat of corn flour and chilli is created on paneer.
  • Turn on the flame and heat a frying pan.
  • Add cooking oil into the pan and let the oil heat.
  • Add coated paneer cubes into the oil, fry it for 2 minutes on medium heat (shallow fry).
  • Take out the fried paneer on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.
  • Add chopped garlic into the same pan(use the oil which was earlier used for frying paneer cubes) and fry it for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and fry it for 30 seconds on high flame.
  • Add all chopped peppers (green, yellow and red) and fry it for a minute on high flame.
  • Add 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder, green chilli, soya sauce and tomato ketchup into the pan and mix it.
  • Add 1 tsp cornflour into a bowl with 4 tbsp of water, mix it well and put it into the pan.
  • Add fried paneer cubes into the pan and little salt, cook it for 30 seconds on medium flame.
  • Add chopped spring onion, mix it and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with a bit of finely chopped spring onion and serve it hot as a starter.

*Note-I am going to use half of the chilli paneer dry to make chilli paneer gravy.

For paneer chilli gravy –

  • Turn on the heat and put half quantity of prepared chilli paneer dry into the pan.
  • Add 1 tbsp of cornflour and 1/3 glass of water together, mix it well.
  • Put the batter(cornflour and water) into prepared chilli paneer.
  • Add little salt and let it boil for a minute.
  • Turn off the flame and garnish with finely chopped spring onion.
  • Ready to serve with fried rice, pulav and noodle etc.

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