Jain Paneer Chilly

Paneer Chilly

Also Known as Paneer Chilli it is one of the delicious Chinese starter served in most of the Indian restaurants all over the world. Its usually very spicy. If you want a different variety of Paneer Chilly, Try our award winning Taipei Paneer Chilly (Won Best Jain Recipe at Tarla Dalal)

Serving: 2 -3 Person


  • 400 gms Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Green Chillies
  • 3 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 cup Sliced Bell Peppers (Red, Green and Yellow)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Oil (Frying)
  • Salt to Taste
  • Black Pepper Powder to Taste


Take maida, 1 tbsp cornflour, 1 tbsp green chillies, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, salt and pepper powder in a bowl. Add some water to make it a thick paste. Cut the paneer in cubes and roll them in the above mixture. Heat the oil in a kadhai and fry the paneer pieces till it turns golden brown. Remove on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

Dissolve the remaining cornflour in a half cup of water and keep aside.

Heat the oil in a pan and saute the bell peppers for few seconds till crisp on medium flame. Add the remaining green chillies, soy sauce, salt and pepper and mix well. Stir fry for two minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water, once it starts boiling, add the cornflour paste and mix it thoroughly making sure there are no lumps. Add the paneer pieces and cook for 2 minutes.

Remove from the flame and serve hot.


11 thoughts on “Paneer Chilly

  1. Many of the recipies here contain ginger paste.. MUSt let you know that ginger is not a JAIN ingredient. instead you could add dry ginger powder which is a jain ingredient

    1. Yes you are absolutely correct – I have mentioned in the Jain Food Habits too that underground vegetables are not allowed. Though alot of people who believe do not eat Potatoes, Onion, Garlic etc do allow Ginger as a part of food. All restaurants wherever you go will use ginger. So, if we are so restrictive not to use ginger, then we should not have breads/ice creams as well as those are equally not allowed.

      Modern Jainism is to accept a few facts of life however maintaining the Jain culture and values.
      Thanks for your views!

      1. true icecream bread are not allowed too but they dont comprise of our daily diet.and since u r writing recipes for jains, its important you donot use those ingredients. people eating it will definitely know the variations and changes. otherwise great job and thanks for making life easier for us jains

  2. chilli paneer without garlic is not available in hoels. in south india jain food is rare.thanks to your recipies.

  3. excellent..jst luvd it..thanx a lot 4 publishing dese recipes..my whole family tries these dishes without a second thought..as it is yummy n homemade..u made life simple n easy:)

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