Paneer Chili Recipe

A Burst of Flavours in Every Bite

The Paneer Chili recipe originated in India, blending succulent paneer cubes with vibrant peppers and spices, creating a beloved fusion of flavours in Indian and Chinese cuisines.

Paneer Chili Recipe

When it comes to Indian cuisine, the rich blend of spices and flavours can instantly transport your taste buds on a culinary journey. One such dish that embodies the essence of Indian cooking is Paneer Chili. This delectable recipe combines succulent paneer (Indian cottage cheese) with a vibrant medley of vegetables and a tantalizing array of spices. Whether you're a spice enthusiast or simply looking to explore new flavours, this Paneer Chili recipe is a perfect choice for a cozy dinner for two. Let's dive into the world of flavours and create this culinary masterpiece.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 19 mins Total Time 39 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 2 Calories: 350 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Paneer Marinade:

For the Chili:


  1. Marinating the Paneer:
    • In a bowl, combine corn-starch, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, and oil to create a smooth paste.
    • Add the paneer cubes to the marinade and coat them well.
    • Let the paneer marinate for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse.
  2. Cooking the Paneer:
    • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
    • Add the marinated paneer cubes and cook until they turn golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove and set aside.
  3. Preparing the Chili:
    • In the same pan, add another tablespoon of oil and cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds splutter.
    • Add the sliced onions, bell peppers, green chili, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are slightly tender yet retain their crunch.
  4. Flavor Infusion:
    • Stir in the soy sauce, tomato ketchup, and chili sauce. Mix well to coat the vegetables evenly.
    • Add vinegar, salt, and a dash of freshly ground black pepper. Adjust the spice level according to your preference.
  5. Bringing it All Together:
    • Gently add the cooked paneer cubes to the pan and give it a good toss, ensuring the paneer is coated with the flavorful sauce.
  6. Serving:
    • Transfer the Paneer Chili to a serving dish.
    • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro for a burst of colour and freshness.
  7. Serving Suggestion:
    • Serve this mouthwatering Paneer Chili with steamed rice, naan bread, or even as a standalone appetizer.
    • A side of cooling cucumber raita or mint chutney can balance the spiciness and enhance the overall experience
  8. Conclusion:
    • In just a few simple steps, you've created a delightful Paneer Chili that's perfect for a cozy dinner for two. The marriage of tender paneer, colorful vegetables, and the aromatic blend of spices will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. So, the next time you're in the mood for something spicy and satisfying, don't hesitate to whip up this Paneer Chili recipe. It's not just a dish; it's a symphony of flavors that'll leave you craving more!
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 233 gm

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 350kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26.99g42%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 49mg17%
Sodium 1418mg60%
Potassium 322mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugars 6.7g
Protein 15g30%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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