Chilly Paneer with Gravy Recipe


Chilly Paneer is an Indo-Chinese dish which is made with many variations. In this, paneer cubes are fried and then cooked in a Chinese sauce. The gravy chilly paneer tastes great with noodles or fried rice.

Chilly Paneer with Gravy

Chilly Paneer is a popular Indo-Chinese dish in which fried paneer cubes are tossed in a spicy gravy which is full of flavours. This is an Indian version of Chinese Chilly Paneer and is loved with Fried Rice or Veg. Hakka Noodles. The gravy is made of Soy Sauce, Vinegar and chilly sauce.
If you are preparing it for kids, you can lower the amount of chilly sauce and also chopped green chillies. Also, you can add different vegetables in Chilly Paneer.
Chilly Paneer is made dry, semi-dry or in gravy form as you desire.
Servings 4 People
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • Pan for frying
  • Pan for cooking
  • Big bowl


  • 250 gms Paneer

Batter for paneer cubes

  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For making Chilly Paneer

  • 1 tsp Garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Ginger (Chopped)
  • 1 cup Onion (Cubed and petals separated)
  • 1/2 Cup Green Capsicum (Cubed)
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot (Sliced)
  • 2 Green chilli (Slit and deseeded)
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Chilly sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp Green Onions for garnishing (Optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil


Batter for frying

  • First of all, take a big bowl. Add Corn Starch, salt and black pepper, mix well. Add water, make a batter of runny consistency. It should not be too thick or too thin.
  • Fry these paneer cubes on medium heat till golden brown.
  • Take these fried paneer cubes in a separate plate.

Making Gravy

  • Firstly, take oil in a pan. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic. Cook till the raw smell and taste of both go away. Add chopped green chilly.
  • Secondly, add carrots and saute for a minute. Now, add cubed capsicum and onion, keep the flame high.
  • Next step is to make the dig in the centre with the help of the spatula. Add Soy sauce, vinegar, chilly garlic paste, tomato ketchup and salt.
  • You can add tomato ketchup if you want a sweet and tangy taste. If you want it spicier, you can skip it.
  • Cook for 1 minute. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  • Alternatively, take cornflour in a small bowl add 3-4 tbsp of water. Mix well.
  • Add this cornflour slurry in the pan. Allow it to boil. Corn Starch added will help to thicken the gravy.
  • Add black pepper powder. Mix well.
  • Finally, add fried paneer cubes to the gravy.
  • Yippeee… our Chi;;y Paneer with gravy is ready to serve. Garnish with onion greens before serving.


Chilly paneer is an Indo-Chinese dish packed with a sweet, tangy taste and lots of flavours mixed together. This is a dish you can get on roadside stalls to five-star hotels. Kids love this sweet tangy dish. It tastes yummy with Veg. Hakka Noodles or Fried Rice. Here I am sharing the quick recipe with a minimum of the ingredients.
Points to take care-
  • Firstly, while making batter for frying you can use half plain flour or maida along with corn starch.
  • Secondly, the batter should not be too thick or too thin.
  • The paneer cubes should be fried till golden brown.
  • Thirdly, the capsicum and onion cubes should not be overcooked. They will taste best if they have the crunch in them.
  • Additionally, you can add more vegetables of your choice.
  • Most importantly, the whole cooking of chilly paneer should be done on high flame. That is why it takes 5 minutes to complete the cooking.
  • You can make it less spicy by skipping green chillies and black pepper powder.
Course: Chinese, Dinner, Evening Snack, Indian, Lunch, Main Course, North Indian
Cuisine: Chinese, Evening Snack, Indian
Keyword: Chilly paneer, chilly paneer gravy, chilly paneer recipe, Chinese, dinner easy recipe, easy sabzi for lunch, fried rice, how to make, Quick and easy, veg hakka noodles

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