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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Restaurant Style Schezwan Chilli Paneer

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Hello Friends,

Today I'm going to share my all time favorite Indo Chinese Recipe. Sharing Schezwan Chili Paneer Recipe with step by step pictures..

Schezwan Chilli Paneer is a delicious delight anytime. This Indo Chinese paneer dish can be served as a starter or a side dish. It is simply irresistible.

You know this paneer recipe was my first culinary adventure or I would rather say it was my first hands on to learn delectable dishes. I had joined  2 weeks cooking course immediately after completion of graduation in commerce.

I still remember, in those days, it was like a trend in our neighborhood that every Single Eligible Girl must visit these cooking classes and learn these super tempting dishes.. Even families don't have any objection and even convince their daughters to visit and learn restaurant style food items. I can't tell you how excited I was that time, when I use to come back with tiffin box and very proudly use to share all dishes with my family members. 😁😂😋 Yes, you got it right, a sample of all food items which I had explored that day. That tiffin box thing was a compulsory thing for all the girls. I believe it was good business tactics by cooking class aunty.. 😍😁😎 I'm feeling nostalgic remembering those days... This recipe is a replica of what I had learned in that period. 

Today's paneer recipe is a must try recipe for all the Indo Chinese food lovers and take my words, after trying this recipe you don't have to look anywhere for the paneer chilli recipe.. 

Let's get started...

☑ Recipe details 

🔹Preparation time 20-25 minutes
🔹Cooking time 5-10 minutes 
🔹Cuisine - Indo Chinese
🔹Servings 2-3

◾Ingredients required 

📝For crispy Paneer sticks

🔸300 grams paneer - cottage cheese
🔸4-5 tsp corn flour
🔸2-3 tsp refined flour - maida - all purpose flour 
🔸⅛ tsp red orange color
🔸Pinch of Maggi - Magic Cubes - Vegetarian Masala Powder

🔸½ tsp white pepper powder
🔸1tsp finely chopped garlic 
🔸2-3 finely chopped green chillies 
🔸1 -2 tsp schezwan chutney
🔸Salt to taste

📝For frying 

🔹250 ml cooking oil 

📝For sauce 

🔸1 onion - sliced
🔸1 -2 capsicum - sliced
🔸5-6 green chillies - slit length wise
🔸8-10 garlic cloves
🔸small piece ginger
🔸3-4 tbsp spring onion - green part scallions
🔸2 tsp schezwan chutney
🔸1 tsp tomato ketchup (optional)
🔸½ -1tsp soya sauce
🔸½ tsp white vinegar 
🔸1 no. Maggi - Magic Cube - Vegetarian Masala Powder
🔸Salt to taste 
🔸2-3 tsp corn flour dissolved in ½ cup water
🔸⅓ cup water
🔸1 tsp cooking oil 


👉For Crispy Fried Paneer Sticks

♨  Step 1 Mise en place 

◾Paneer - cut the paneer into long strips.
◾Green chillies - Finely chopped 
◾Onion - finely chopped 
◾Garlic - finely chopped

♨Step 2 Prepare batter to coat on paneer sticks

◾Combine cornflour, maida, onion, green chillies, red orange color, pinch of maggi cube - veg masala powder, white pepper, schezwan chutney and salt to taste. Mix it all well. Add water and prepare a batter that can easily coat on paneer sticks. Remember, the batter consistency should not be very thick or running. 

♨Step 3 Deep Fry - Paneer sticks

◾Heat oil in a fry pan. Now drop the paneer sticks in batter, coat evenly and then deep fry until crispy and light golden. Just add 5-6 paneer sticks at a time don't overcrowd them.. Drain them on the absorbent paper and set aside.

Warning - 😂 Keep these sticks in a safe place as very addictive in taste and probability of disappearing is very high.. 😎😋

♨ Step 4 Sauce preparation 

◾Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan. Add finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Stir fry for 10-15 seconds.

◾Add onions, capsicum, green chillies. Stir fry for a minute or two. Add maggi cube masala powder, white pepper, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, schezwan chutney, ½ cup water and salt to taste. Mix it all welll. Stir fry on high flame for a min or two...

◾Add corn flour dissolved in water, cook it on high flame for 30-40 seconds. Add fried paneer sticks, stir fry on high flame until the sauce thickens and evenly coated on paneer sticks. Lastly add vinegar and spring onion - green part. Mix it well. Serve it immediately. 

Note:  The salt content is very high in Maggi cube, plus soya sauce, schezwan chutney also contains salt. You need to take very good care when adding normal salt in batter as well as in sauce preparation.

A quick recap..


  1. I am so loving this post!

  2. I can't resist a good Paneer dish. This looks wonderful! Thanks a lot for this wonderful share. 😘

  3. The recipe is very interesting and sound so delicious. Amazing post dear!

  4. I love everything about this Schezwan Chili Paneer Recipe, looks amazing!