Chilli Paneer


Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4 people


  • 300 gms paneer, cubed (this can be homemade paneer or you can buy frozen packet in Tesco)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped, or paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste or 1 tsp of finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh green chillies sliced
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • Oil for frying
  • Little water
  • Finely cut spring onions and coriander to garnish


  1. Mix egg, 1 tsp salt, corn flour, ginger, garlic and water and coat the paneer cubes with the mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer pieces coated with mixture till golden brown.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok or similar pan stir and fry onions over high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the green chillies, salt, soy sauce, vinegar and the fried paneer cubes.
  5. Mix well and garnish the chilli paneer with finely cut spring onions and coriander.

Ravi’s Tip:

Orange pumpkin/ Kaddoo is perfect for thickening gravies that have become too thin! I usually boil and mash pumpkin and freeze it in an ice cube tray. That way its readily available when you need it. Just add a few cubes to a too-thin curry and cook for 5 minutes. Voila! No more runny gravy

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