Chilli paneer dry: (Shallow fried)

Panner Dry1


Chilli Paneer is a great appetizer to serve as finger food in parties. Traditionally Paneer coated in a batter, deep fried, sauted with peppers and sauces but here as a healthy option I have shallow fried low fat paneer and tossed in sauces.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 20mins
Cooking time: 15-20mins


  • Fresh Paneer(Cottage cheese)- 200gms (Chopped to 1/2inch thick strips)
  • Oil –for shallow frying

For batter:

  • Plain flour-3-4tbsp
  • Corn flour-2tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
  • Chilli powder-1tsp
  • Salt-as per taste
  • Oil-2tsp

Other ingredients:

  • Capsicum -2num (chopped into cubes/ 1/2inch length strips)
  • Onion-1num (chopped to cubes/ ½ inch length wise)
  • Chopped spring onion-1/4cup
  • Grated ginger-1tsp
  • Grated garlic-2tsp
  • Vinegar-1tbsp
  • Soya sauce-1tbsp
  • Schezwan sauce/chilli sauce-1tbsp
  • Tomato sauce-1tbsp
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Salt –as per taste
  • Spring onion greens-1/4cup chopped


  • Combine all the ingredients for batter in a bowl and make a smooth batter by adding water.
  • Coat the paneer pieces with the batter and toast them on the pan/ tawa until golden brown. Drain it on a tissue and set aside.
  • Once the paneer is roasted transfer them on to the plate and set aside.
  • Heat oil in the pan add ginger, garlic, spring onion white, onion and saute over high flame for 1-2minutes
  • Add capsicum and saute for few more seconds
  • Add soya sauce, vinegar, chilli/schezwan sauce, tomato sauce, salt and stir fry until sauces are coated well.
  • Toss in fried paneer and mix well.
  • Garnish with spring onion.
  • This can be served as starter/appetizers OR can be used as a filling in wraps.


  • If  paneer pieces are more then roast them in batches
  • While flipping the paneer wait until it is fully roasted otherwise it may break
  • Just as an healthy option panner is toasted on tawa but they can be deep fried as well

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 28, 2014, in Indian, Side dish, Starters and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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