chilli paneer recipe|how to make restaurant style chilli paneer gravy recipe?

chilli paneer recipe is the most popular paneer recipe in Indo-Chinese cuisine in which fried paneer tossed in spicy sauce and garnished with spring onions or coriander leaves. In this post you will learn how to make two popular types of chilli paneer recipes,one is  dry chilli paneer and the other one is chilli paneer gravy recipe.chilli paneer recipeNote:if you are in a hurry,feel free to click on the following links to check your desired topic.If you’d like to see our in-depth step by step recipe preparation keep reading!

Though this is very simple and easy chilli paneer recipe yet it tastes very delicious and can easily be prepared at home.


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What serves best with chilli paneer?

paneer chilli serves best with indian naan,roti it also goes well chinese noodles,fried rice.


Note: at the end of this detailed step by step chilli paneer preparation i put all the chicken curry ingredients list including quick

overview steps in the recipe card.


restaurant style chilli paneer step by step with photo?


To prepare restaurant style chilli paneer here are the three simple steps,

first one is marination of paneer,second one is fring paneer


last one is preparing spicy delicious gravy for paneer chilli

So,let’s make it.


Marination Of Paneer 


1.For marinating paneer in a medium size bowl add 3 tbsp cornflour powder.

add 3 tbsp cornflour in bowl


2.Then add 3 tbsp maida or all purpose flour or plain flour in mixing bowl.

3 tbsp maida or all purpose flour


3.Next add ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder.

1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder


4.Also add ½ tsp black pepper powder.



5.Now add,1/6 tsp salt [adjust as per need] also sprinkle 1 to 2 tbsp water.

add salt red chilli powder black pepper powder in maida and cornflour mixture


Note:don’t make batter of using excess water,it becomes rainy and lost it’s coating consistency


6.Finally,add 200 to 250 gm fresh paneer cube or indian cottage cheese in mixing bowl.

add fresh paneer in bowl for marination


7.Now,gently coated paneer cube in this mixture without breaking.

mix all spices with paneer by spoon


Frying Paneer Cube


1.For frying paneer,heat 3 tbsp oil and spread them evenly in the pan.

add oil in pan with spoon


Note: if you want to use butter instead of oil you can add 2 tbsp butter and melt in low flame.


2.Then,add coated paneer and fry them in medium to low flame upto 1-2 min.

add marinated paneer in pan for fry


3.Flip next side and fry them too.Fry them 2 to 3 min until paneer becomes slightly golden brown colour.

flip every paneer for fry both side


4.When,every paneer becomes completely golden brown, turn off the flame. Don’t over fry paneer it will become chewy and tasteless.

both side become golden brown


5.Now, take out the fried paneer from the pan and drain off the excess oil in kitchen tissue.

drain off excess oil in kitchen tissue


Preparing Chilli Paneer Sauce


1.For preparing spicy paneer chilli sauce in a small bowl add 1 tsp red chilli powder.

add 1 tsp red chilli powder


2.add 1/2 tsp black pepper powder.

add 1/2 tsp black pepper powder


3.Next add 3 tbsp red chilli sauce and 1 tbsp tomato ketchup.

add tomato ketchup


4.Now add 1 tbsp soya sauce.

1 tbsp soya sauce


5.Also add 2 tbsp vinegar in this bowl.

2 tbsp vinegar


6.For balance taste of sauce add 1 tbsp sugar .

add 1 tbsp sugar


7.Next add 4 tbsp water to make paneer chilli sauce.

add 4 tbsp water in sauce


8.Finally mix everything to make a smooth paneer chilli sauce and set aside for later use.

make a smooth chilli paneer sauce 

Preparing Cornflour Water mixture


1.For making a smooth cornflour water mixture in a small bowl first add 2 tbsp cornflour powder.

add 2 tbsp cornflour in bowl


2.Then add 5 to 6 tbsp water in this bowl.

add 5 to 6 tbsp water with cornflour


3.Finally mix gently without making any lumps and make a smooth cornflour-water mixture,which we will add later for making glossy restaurant style paneer chilli. 

make a smooth cornflour water mixture


How To Make Paneer Chilli Dry Recipe ?


1.Now,for preparing dry chilli paneer heat 3 tbsp oil in the same pan in low flame and spread it evenly.

add oil in pan and spread it


2.Now, add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste or chopped and salute 1 min without burning in low flame until it’s raw smell goes away.

fry ginger garlic in pan


3.Then,add 1 medium size layer separated onions.

add 1 medium size layer separated onion


4.1 square cut capsicum.

add 1 square cut capsicum


5.2 to 3 green chilli

add 2 to 3 green chilli


6.Now, saute them in medium flame for 3 to 4 min.

saute vegetables in medium flame 3 to 4 min


7.Furthermore,add chilli paneer sauce which we made earlier and cook on medium to low flame until sauce thickens.

add chilli paneer sauce on pan


Note: at this stage add a little water on sauce unless your sauce may burn.


8.Now stir gently in medium to low flame upto 2 to 3 min.

stir gently sauce


9.Then, add this cornflower and water mixture in the pan .

add cornflour water mixture in pan


10.stir gently until chilli gravy become glossy.

stir gently cornflour water mixture


11.Next add a little water and check taste of salt and sauce,if it requires then add it.

add water and salt in chilli paneer sauce


12.Now let the sauce cook in low flame upto 1 to 2 min.

cook sauce for some time in low flame


13.After that add fried paneer cube in this chilli gravy .

add fried paneer in chilli gravy


14.Now,stir 1-2 minute in medium flame until paneer gets evenly coated with sauce.

mix paneer in chilli gravy


15.Finally we prepare our tasty,delicious paneer chilli recipe with indo-chinese style now garnish with freshly chopped coriander

leaves or spring onions on top of gravy.

garnish with spring onion or chopped coriander leaves


How To Make Chilli Paneer Gravy Recipe?

Now if you want to prepare chilli paneer gravy,you have to do two more things

first one add more water to became gravy,


second one is increase your sauce quantity to make the gravy more spicy.


1.Increasing quantity of batter by adding more corn flower 2-3 tbsp with water ½ cup to 1 cup.

add water from jug in cornflour


2.Making more spicy chilli paneer gravy,adding 1 tbsp soya sauce,chilli sauce,tomato ketchup,sugar stir and mix them well to avoid making lumps.

add water from jug on sauce


Note:all vegetables will be fried same as above.


3.Now add cornflour water mixture and water to simmer gravy.

add water in pan


4.When, gravy starts boiling keep flame low.

chilli paneer gravy boiling


5.Always check taste of salt or sauce ,if require add now.

add salt in chilli gravy


6.Then,add fried paneer in this gravy and simmer 1-2 minute.

add fried paneer in chilli paneer gravy


7.Finally our paneer chilli gravy recipe is also prepared garnish some chopped spring onions and coriander leaves.

Chilli Paneer Gravy Recipe


Paneer Chilli Recipe Video

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Chilli Paneer Recipe Card

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chilli paneer recipe|how to make restaurant style chilli paneer gravy recipe?


The restaurant style chilli paneer is one of the most popular indo-chinese appetizer in which fried paneer tossed with spicy sauce and sprinkle with green onions or coriander leaves.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 3 tbsp corn flour or corn starch .
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour or maida .
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder or lal mirch powder.
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder or kali mirch powder.
  • 200 to 250 gm paneer or indian cottage cheese.
  • 1/6th tsp salt [adjust as per requirement].
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water.
  • 5 to 6 tbsp oil [adjust as per need].
  • 3 to 4 tbsp red chilli sauce.[adjust as per need].
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce.
  • 1 tbsp vinegar.
  • 1 medium size onion layer separated .
  • 1 medium size capsicum or simla mirch [square cut] .
  • 2-3 green chillies or hari mirch sliced vertically.
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger-garlic paste.
  • salt to taste.
  • ½ to 1 tsp sugar.[adjust as per need]
  • 1 to 1 ½ cup water as per need.
  • 3 tbsp spring onions.


    How to make chilli paneer recipe at home ?

    1. For preparing chilli paneer recipe ,In a small bowl add corn-flour,maida , red chili powder,black pepper powder,salt ,sprinkle a little water.
    2. Now, add fresh paneer cube in bowl and coat evenly.
    3. After that,heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan and gently frying coated
      paneer cube in medium to low flame.
    4. Now,frying upto 2 minute flipping them and fry another part
      till it becomes slightly golden brown.
    5. When both sides become slightly golden brown take out the fried paneer from pan and drain off the excess oil in kitchen tissue.
    6. Now, for preparing dry paneer chilli, in same pan, heated  2-3 tbsp oil and saute ginger-garlic paste until it’s raw smell gone.
    7. Then, add layer separated onion, square cutting capsicum 2 to 3 green chilli in it and saute them in medium flame till onions layer become
      slightly golden.
    8. Furthermore ,add chilli paneer sauce which is the mixture of vinegar,red
      chilli sauce,soya sauce,black pepper and red chilli powder.
    9. Now, pour the corn flower with water mixture in the pan and stir them very well in high temperature.
    10. Add salt as per requirement.
    11. Now,cook chilli gravy until sauce thickness.
    12. If you want chilli paneer gravy then add a little water and proportionally increase sauce and salt amount.
    13. Next, add fried paneer in this chilli gravy mix them well and left it for simmer 2-3 min for good flavor.
    14. Finally,garnish with spring onions and coriander leaves and mix them well in this chilli paneer gravy.
    15. So,we prepare tasty delicious most popular paneer chilli recipe and serves hot with naan,roti, fried rice or noodles.


chilli paneer recipe note

  1. Always ,use fresh paneer cube for preparing chilli paneer recipe.
  2. While frying paneer don’t over fry paneer because it becomes hard.
  3. If you want restaurant style chilli paneer don't make batter for coating paneer cube.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 1932Total Fat 171gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 136gCholesterol 82mgSodium 2308mgCarbohydrates 77gFiber 4gSugar 9gProtein 28g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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