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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

       After making chilli paneer dry recipe so many times for fried rice, now its time for me to try chilli paneer gravy recipe. I decided to try this after tasting it in Indian wok. 2 weeks back also we went to the same restaurant for tasting this especially, inspite of Vj’s super busy work schedules. This is so very easy to make at home. So when ever you make any fried rice, you can make chilli paneer gravy as side dish for it. Try once at home, you will realize how easy and tasty this can be made at home! The day I made we enjoyed this with fried rice, Aj was very thrilled to see his lunch fried rice and chilli paneer gravy. So why not impress your family too with this simple one?
     And advanced Happy Independence day !!! BlushingParty
chilli paneer gravy recipe

Chilli paneer gravy recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch / Sides
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Paneer cubes - 1 & 1/2 cups

Capsicum - 1

Onion - 1

Spring onion - 2 sprigs

Large variety chilli - 1

Black pepper powder - 1 tsp

Chilli tomato sauce - 1 tblsp

Soya sauce - 1 & 1/2 tblsp

Chopped garlic - 1 tblsp

Chopped ginger - 1 tblsp

Corn flour - 1 tblsp

Coriander leaves - 2 tblsp

Oil - 3 tblsp

Salt - As needed

For batter frying paneer cubes

Maida/ APF - 2 tblsp

Rice flour - 1 tblsp

Corn flour - 1 tblsp

Salt - As needed

Oil - for deep frying

How to make chilli paneer gravy step by step method

  1. Chop capsicum and onion to cubes. I used tri coloured capsicum for eye appealing result. Chop the spring onion bottom part and leaf part separately. Slice the big chilli diagonally. Very finely chop ginger and garlic. Click here to see the ingredients chopped.  Prepare a thick batter out of maida and other flours. Dip each paneer cube and deep fry in hot oil and keep aside.
  2. How to make chilli paneer gravy step 1
  3. In a broad pan, add oil and add garlic, ginger and give a quick stir. Add onions, capsicum, chilli and fry in high flame for a minute.
  4. How to make chilli paneer gravy step 2
  5. Add sauces, pepper powder and fry in low flame for 30 seconds. Add 1 & 3/4 cups(approx) of water and bring to boil. Add salt.
  6. How to make chilli paneer gravy step 3
  7. Add the deep fried paneer cubes and dissolve 1 tblsp corn flour with 3 tblsp of water and add it to the boiling gravy. Mix gently, It will thicken and lastly garnish with coriander leaves and green part of spring onion. Switch off the flame.
  8. How to make chilli paneer gravy step 4


    • Adding lots of garlic and ginger is very important for this gravy. It should be seen in the gravy, so make sure you dont burn/ brown it while frying.
    • Drop one paneer cube at a time in hot oil while deep frying to prevent sticking together. I dont mean to deep fry one by one, just add in oil one by one and fry in batches.
    • The batter should be thick enough to coat the paneer cubes easily. Not too thick.
    • Do not add more corn flour towards the end, or else you will end up having a blob instead gravy.
    • Add more pepper powder, its the only spice you have inspite of the big chilli which is not that spicy. You can add small green chillies too but this one lends nice flavour.
    • You can skip the deep frying part for paneer and add paneer cubes as such by soaking it in hot water.
    • You can add a tsp of lemon juice towards the end.

Remember to eat hot as its more of a fast food. Goes well with fried rice. chilli paneer gravy recipe

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  1. hehe , i thought of posting the same next ;)Look so nice !

  2. Nice n delicious gravy, again my fav too. Love the clicks

  3. Looks delicious..Kids will love it.. I always want to try this Indian wok,but end up going somewhere else..

  4. thats so colour full ! i am sure it tastes yummy too !

  5. That looks delicious..

  6. so delicious.. Love it.. I do it with Tofu .. My kids love with Paneer too. Must try

  7. Wow, inviting looking one, gravy suits fried rice better than dry version for me :)

  8. It's colorful gravy tempting me ur bowl is so cute

  9. Hi there..
    1st of all..only yesterday i found u blog..n honestly..i felt why all this dayz..i nvr came across ur blog...

    2nd all..i mean it..alllll ur recipes look sooo yummy..ez..n ur pictures..ppl sayz picture tell thousand words..yes..urz juz did it

    On top of everyting..this blog makes me to try out ur recipes..
    Thanks again..im glad i found u..n ur blog

    1. :) Thanks for ur appreciation

    2. Dont have rice flour..what to do ?

  10. Hi Raji,
    First I wanted to thank you for posting all such wonderful recipes!!! I have become a big fan of u...and I am able to make variety of dishes only because of u,seriously...every day morning my first thing is to checkout ur blog whether u have posted a new recipe or not...even my kid know ur blog very well..she is just 5.I like all ur paneer dishes...for health concern I am putting tofu instead of paneer..that also tastes very good....once again thanks a lot...


    1. Thank you very much Sarada :)I am moved... :)

  11. Hi Raji.. its been loooooooooong time I blog hopped cos of some commitments. Hope you are doing great. This is way to tempting and my one of my all time favorite... Looks too good and yummy.

  12. Delicious and colorful looking Indo Chinese dish.

  13. wow..that looks so appetizing, colorful and delicious chilli paneer gravy...yummm!!

  14. Lovely bowl and as always beautiful clicks!

  15. Cooked it last night and it turned out pretty well! And it was just the second time I've ever stepped into the kitchen! Many thanks for sharing your recipe!

  16. Thank u soo.... much for this yummy recipe.... tried it and it came out so well... Thanks again :)

  17. Have made it several times n its always a hit....just that I dont fry the paneer .all the pics are too good

  18. Great recipes..great clicks....I have made this several times n is always a hit...thanks for posting such wonderful recipes...I just dont fry the paneer...but I dont think it makes lots of difference...

  19. Raks i can just say you really rocks yaar i mean your recepie & pics are really exceptional one.....i have tried many of your recepie and my favourite one is Gobhi manchurian. I usually don't post on any blog but you made me to post. Thanks.

  20. what is coriander leaf? tell me about this.

  21. Hi

    Very nice recipe!! Will try it soon.
    Actually what is the large variety chilli you're meaning here?? You mean bajji Milaga?

    1. No, its like bajji chilli, but dark in colour as our green chilli.

  22. I just prepared, it's wonderful!


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