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Chilli paneer is one of the popular Indo-Chinese appetizer dishes. Paneer (cottage cheese) is tossed with Chinese sauces and veggies. This recipe is quick and easy to make at home. The Indo-Chinese cuisine is really popular in India. So, you will find these dishes on many restaurant menus. You can serve this as a side dish with fried rice, hakka noodles, or just as a starter.


Chilli Paneer served in a white dish with two chopsticks kept on dish, by homemakerjob.com
Chilli Paneer by Homemakerjob


Chilli Paneer served in a white dish with two chopsticks kept on dish, by homemakerjob.com

Honey Chilli Paneer Recipe

Chili paneer is a popular appetizer dish in the Indo-Chinese cuisine. This is a perfect side dish to serve with a main course. This recipe tastes sweet, tangy, and spicy and is very easy to make.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine Chinese, Indo-Chinese
Servings 6 people


  • 600 gm paneer cubed
  • 5 tbsp maida (all purpose flour)
  • 5 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • tbsp vinegar
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup capsicum diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped finely
  • 3 green chilli sliced
  • ½ cup spring onion whites
  • ½ cup spring onion greens (finely chopped)
  • 6 tbsp cooking oil


  • Cut 600 gm paneer into large cubes and transfer in a small mixing bowl. Add¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper powder. Mix well and keep aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, add 5 tbsp maida, 5 tbsp corn flour, ½ tsp salt and¼ cup water. Whisk everything well together to make a smooth, lump-free batter.Don’t make the batter too thick or thin.
  • Add paneer pieces to the batter and coat them well on all the sides.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadai. Add panir to a kadai to fry them. Keep turningthe sides of the paneer and frying them till they turn golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, add 4 tbsp tomato ketchup, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp redchili sauce, and 1½ tbsp vinegar. Mix well together. Next, add 3 tbsp honey and½ tbsp black pepper powder, mix well.
  • In a pan, heat 3 tbsp oil on a medium high heat. Add 2 tsp chopped garlicand 1 tsp chopped ginger. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Next, add 1 tsp black pepper powder, 1 cup diced onions, 1/2 cup choppedspring onion whites and 1 cup diced capsicum. Mix well, and fry for 2 min onmedium-high heat.
  • Add the prepared sauce and panir cubes. Mix everything well. Cook for 3-4min on medium high heat. Add the chopped spring onion greens and give it a goodmix.
  • Serve hot chillipaneer with hakka noodles or fried rice.


  • Batter won’t stick to paneer cubes if the batter is too thin.
  • You can add red and yellow capsicum if available.
  • Adjust the level of spices and sauces as per your liking
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