Chili Paneer / Paneer Manchurian – Crazy for Cottage Cheese:)

Chili Paneer / Paneer Manchurian – Crazy for Cottage Cheese:)

Chili Paneer:(Restaurant Style)


Paneer/Cottage Cheese 1 pack (Home made if you could)-cubed
MSG 1/4 Spoon
Chili powder 1/4 spoon
Soy sauce thick 2 spoons
Chinese 5 spice powder/garam masala 1/4 spoon
Food color- red (optional)
All purpose flour 1-2 teaspoons
Oil for shallow frying.

For Garnishing:

Sesame oil few spoons
Capsicum/bell peppers 1 large diced
Green chili 1 finely chopped
Ginger 1″ chopped
Garlic 4 chopped
Shallots 1 finely chopped(optional)
Soy sauce
Tomato sauce
Green onions chopped 1 cup to garnish.


Marinate panir cubes, using salt, MSG, soy sauce, ginger-garlic paste, 5-spice powder, chili powder and flour. Set aside.

Heat oil in a wide wok. Fry these till reddish brown.

In a wide skillet, add few spoons of oil. Add chopped garnishing items and followed by fried paneer…add soy + tomato sauce. Fry real good for few minutes and remove from heat.

Enjoy with fried rice or noodles.


37 Responses so far.

  1. shriya says:

    Paneer manchurian looks delicious. Neat and deatiled instructions. Love paneer in any dish.

  2. Nitha says:

    looks yummy n delicious..

  3. Priya says:

    Slurpppp!!!mouthwatering manchurian…makes me hungry..

  4. Geetha Achal says:

    மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது…photos are very tempting…nice clicks…

  5. Priya says:

    thats a delicious and very RICH dish…. and u dont seem to gain weight after eating all the rich and delicious food u make .. whats the secret ??

  6. Sounds so delicious and simple to make! I would love to try it.

  7. Paneer manchurian, mutta paniyaramnu kalakureenga Malar :) …this manchurian is really tempting me!

  8. dear malar..dying over the paneer cubes..wht a lovely hot color..yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  9. Uma says:

    looks absolutely delicious.

  10. Swathi says:

    paneer manchurian, new idea, love it.

  11. Mouthwatering Manchurian! Tempting Clicks!

  12. Yummy Team says:

    So colorful and tasty dish..

  13. divya says:

    the paneer manchurian looks so spicy and delicious.. mouthwatering …

  14. paneer manchurian very nice,luks colourful…

  15. Priya says:

    wht a veggie starter…ur recipe is too gud to try

  16. Malar, the first thing I did when I read the recipe name is to bookmark it. Now, please clarify, is it paneer manchurian or chilli paneer or are they one and the same thing?

  17. Chetana says:

    Woohoo….my kind off food…

  18. Suman says:

    yummy and delicious looking manchurian…liked the pics!

  19. looks lovely and very tempting
    dear :-)

  20. RAKS KITCHEN says:

    Cool idea,sure would love it!

  21. Valarmathi says:

    Wow…..that looks absolutely delicious and mouthwatering.

  22. BeenaShylesh says:

    wow delisious dear….colour ful….

  23. Sayantani says:

    yes am crazy about paneer and love to snack on any manchurian. these look crispy and spicy…just the way it should be. perfect with a cup of masala chai.

  24. i am drooling over the pictures. love the idea of manchurian with paneer.

  25. Malar,,,paneer manchurian rombha nalla seithurukeenga paa nalla colourful ah irukku. enakku echil oora aarambichuduchu.

  26. You are tempting me dear :-) So colorful and yummy.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  27. Malar, it looks very colourful and fantastic.

  28. Panchpakwan says:

    So spicy and inviting chilli paneer!!

  29. San says:

    Classic paneer manchurians malar .Would definitely love to grab everything not just some !!!looks gorgeous n rich .

  30. SS says:

    Hi dear malar…even we make this and you know everybody is simply crazy for this sabzi

  31. N S says:

    Delicious recipe. I’m ready for anything with paneer.

  32. Rina says:

    Who can say know to this..luv chilli paneer..thanx for step by step demo..can’t wait to try.

  33. Malar Gandhi says:

    @Priya Mitharwal: Both Chili paneer and Paneer Manchurian are the same:)

  34. says:

    I am drooling this is our family favorite.
    Catching up with your blog seems I have missed many beautiful posts.

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