Saturday 20 October 2012

Simple Chilli Paneer - No Ginger, No Garlic Recipe |Easy Chilli Paneer

Paneer is almost everyone's favorite and chilli paneer is a dish that most paneer lovers would have never missed. Here is a less spicy chilli paneer recipe with no ginger, no garlic and no capsicum, just a simple version with lip-smacking taste, you can also call it a kid's version. Try it when you have very less time left to prepare any sides for your Chapatis or Pulao. Kids will definitely love this because its less spicy and also tasty, that they will finish it off in a few minutes. The soft small chunky paneer pieces blends well with the sauce and gives a good flavor. Who would still say no?? So lets get to know how to make this delicious yet simple chilli paneer recipe. 

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(Serves 1 to 2 people)
Total Preparation Time - 15 minutes
  1. Paneer - 75 grams 
  2. Big onion - 1 
  3. Tomato - 1 
  4. Coriander leaves - Few 
  5. Red chilli sauce - 2 spoons 
  6. Soya sauce - 2 spoons 
  7. Corn flour - 1/2 spoon 
  8. Red chilli powder - 1/4 spoon 
  9. Pepper - 1/4 spoon
  10. Sugar - 1/4 spoon 
  11. Salt - As per taste 
  12. Butter - 1 spoon 


  • Chop paneer into small cubes and set aside. (If you get the store bought ones soak them in water for a few minutes and then chop them to make them more softer, I used homemade it was already soft enough, so I did not soak them)
  • Place a pan on flame and add butter to it. After it melts add chopped onions and saute until it gets cooked well and turns translucent. 
  • Then add tomatoes and saute well until it becomes pulpy. 
  • Then sprinkle some water, add salt and cook for another 2 minutes. 
  • Add soya sauce, red chilli sauce, red chilli powder, sugar and stir well. 
  • Now pour some 50 ml of water and stir. 
  • To a spoon of corn flour add little water and mix well without any lumps add this to the pan and mix well. Then add some chopped coriander leaves and stir well.
  • When the mixture thickens well add the paneer cubes and mix well. 
  • Add pepper powder and cook for another 3 minutes on low flame and then remove from flame.
  • Serve!! 

TIP 1: This is just a simple version, you can add diced capsicum (capsicum chopped into big squares), also some chopped green chillies, or red chilli flakes to make it spicier. 

TIP 2: Do not add corn flour directly it will form lumps and ruin the recipe. You can replace paneer with fried chicken cubes also.

Simple. Less spicy and Yummy chilli paneer is now ready!! Serve along with Pulao, Chapati, Poori etc!!


  1. Dear thangai,

    They say some people don't just get older, they get better and that applies to you entirely. Your recipes and presentations get better and better and they look more delicious by day :)
    I hope you are happy and have a nice life. I miss you and send you sweet kisses and loving hugs:)

  2. WWII what a yummy chilli paneer without garlic n ginger...
    Event: Dish name starts with P

  3. looks like chinese type na?like noodles,manchurian...

  4. love any indo chinese preparation n this too

  5. What a lovely recipe, we have one couple friend who are jains and this is such a good treat for them :)

  6. Never tried paneer this way,looks so delicious.

  7. Hey really your presentation is very good dear!!

  8. Tempting recipe nice presantation

  9. Drooling here....Sounds very delicious and feel like tasting this wit Fried Rice..

  10. looking great divya.................................

  11. uff my net is slow i came here yday but the comment box wont show up
    i had to go
    net is still slow but after multiple refreshes it shows up

    anyways this looks yummy and delicious divs

    along with pics

    nutty quinoa corn fritters--- a guest post

  12. I love paneer n this looks so awesome!!! :-):-)

  13. Wowwww that looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Too good. Fantastic paneer recipe.

  14. Loved your simple version of chili easy to cook and looks delicious!!

  15. wow very tempting recipe,luks gr8!

  16. Wonderful looking chilly paneer, highly inviting.

  17. Simply love it. Surely make for kids. Qhuestion, can I use corn starch?

    1. Yes dear you can its the same so you can use it...btw you can also use maida i.e. all purpose flour. This is just to thicken the gravy..So use any of the flour maida or corn flour :)

  18. That looks very delicious. A Indo-Chinese dish I should think. Love it.

  19. Paneer this way looks very yummy and tempting...

  20. A mind blowing chilli paneer dear. Love it all times with pulao......fingerlicking good.

    Today's recipe:

  21. wow paneer.....nice way to cook it!!

  22. looks awesome! no garlic / ginger! great!

  23. first time here ...glad to follow you ..very yummy and tempting

  24. Looks good,though not suitable for Jain as contains onions


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