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Quick Chilli Paneer Stir Fry

Quick Chilli Paneer Stir Fry

This is a lovely starter which tastes delicious. It is very quick to make and has similar flavours to chilli paneer but this dish is not as saucy as chilli paneer. It has a slight sweetness which goes very well with the garlic and chilli.

Serves 4


  1. 2 Blocks Paneer- Approx 10oz in a Block
  2. 2tbsp Oil
  3. 1 Red Pepper/Capsicum- Sliced quiet thick
  4. 1 Green Pepper/Capsicum- Sliced quite thick
  5. 8 Spring Onion-Chopped
  6. 3 Cloves Garlic- Crushed
  7. 3 Green Chillies- Sliced Long ways
  8. 2tbsp Soy Sauce
  9. 1tbsp Chilli Sauce
  10. 2tsp Honey


Cut the paneer into cubes. Take a wide non stick wok and the oil and paneer. On a high heat start to stir fry the paneer gently stirring. Add the soy sauce, chilli sauce and honey and stir fry for a few minutes. Take the paneer out onto a plate and add all the other ingredients into the wok. Again on high heat cook the vegetables until semi soft. Do not overcook or else the dish will not taste good. The peppers must have a bite to them. Add the paneer to the vegetables and gently mix. Turn the heat off. Serve hot. Yummy!


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Paneer in a Green Sauce

Paneer in a Green Sauce

This a finger licking dish and is great served as a starter or a main dish. The green sauce is made with lots of fresh coriander which brings out a different taste in the Paneer.  Other ingredients include spinach and fenugreek (optional) and hence the green sauce. With this marinade you can also cater for non-vegetarians simply by omitting the Paneer (Indian cheese) and using Chicken instead follow Chicken in a Green Sauce Recipe.

Serves 4-6

You Will Need For the Marinade

  1. 2 Blocks of Paneer/20 oz, Cut into Cubes
  2. 2tsp Garam Masala
  3. 2tsp Turmeric Power
  4. 6 Cloves Garlic (crushed)
  5. 2tbsp Ginger Paste
  6. Approx 3tsp Salt
  7. 3tsp Thana Jeera (Coriander and Cumin Powder)
  8. Juice of 1 Lemon


Marinade all the above ingredients with the paneer for a minimum of 1 hour. The paneer will absorb all the flavours and will bring out a better taste.

To Cook the Paneer, You Will Need

  1.  1tbsp Oil
  2. 1tbsp Butter
  3. 2tsp Cumin
  4. 1tsp Freshly Grounded Pepper
  5. 2 Fresh Green Chilli (finely chopped)
  6. 1 Onion- chopped
  7. 2tbsp Tomato Puree
  8. 2 Cups Fresh Chopped Fenugreek Leaves (optional instead you can add more spinach)
  9. 2 Cups Chopped Spinach (you can use frozen chopped spinach as well)
  10. 2tsp Sugar
  11. 1tbsp Fresh mint or Mint Sauce

To Cook

Take a wide bottomed pan and add the oil and butter. Once the butter starts to melt, add the cumin. Let it sizzle, and then add the onion and chillies. Cook on low heat until the onions start to take on a golden colour. Once this starts to happen, add the grounded pepper, fenugreek and spinach. Cook for a few minutes. If you are not using fenugreek, then add more spinach. Add the tomato puree and again cook for a few minutes, stirring in-between.

Simply stir for a few minutes. Add the sugar and mint at this stage. Cook the paneer until Golden in colour.

Taste the paneer when cooked and add more salt if preferred.

Serve on its own or with chapatti or rice. Delicious!!

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