Chilli Garlic Paneer

Chilli Garlic Paneer

Paneer is such a versatile ingredient and has found it’s way into so many dishes. For almost all non-veg favourite dishes, we will have a paneer counterpart for the vegetarians. This Chilli Garlic Paneer is no different. Since paneer cooks pretty fast, this dish comes together really quick and easy. This dish combines the rich, creamy texture of paneer with the fiery kick of red chili, chilli saice and the finely chopped garlic.

This Chilli Garlic Paneer is truly a flavour bomb. What I love about this is that you do not need to marinate or dry the paneer separately. Once the masala is ready, add the paneer pieces to it, and let it be fully coated with the masalas. It starts to caramelize due to the added sugar and that helps the flavours to stick to the paneer too. And in a matter of minutes, you have a yummy dish ready.

Serve this as a starter or as a side dish – everyone will totally enjoy this.

Chilli Garlic Paneer

Course: StartersCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A great starter or snack for all your gatherings.


  • Oil – 1 tbsp

  • Garlic – 9-10 cloves, chopped fine

  • Onion – 1, chopped fine

  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp

  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp

  • Coriander Powder – ¼ tsp

  • Red Chilli Sauce – 3 tbsp

  • Sugar – 1 tsp

  • Spring Onion Greens – a few, chopped

  • Paneer – 200 gms, cut into cubes or strips

  • Coriander Leaves – a few sprigs, chopped


  • Heat oil in a pan. To this, add the garlic and fry till it changes color to golden-brown.
  • Next, add the onion and saute till it is translucent and starts changing color.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder to this and saute till the spices are aromatic.
  • To this, add red chilli sauce, sugar and spring onion greens and mix well.
  • Finally, add the paneer and coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve hot!

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