Chilli Garlic Paneer

Craving a scrumptious but healthy snack? Just grab a handful of ingredients from the kitchen and make this no-fuss Chilli Garlic Paneer recipe. If you are a paneer lover, then you need to try this lip-smacking paneer recipe right away. You can serve this Paneer dish as a snack or an appetizer. Be it kids or adults, everyone will love this flavourful cottage cheese recipe for sure. You just need to prepare a marinade first by mixing curd with a melange of spices. Next, the paneer goes in and coated well in the mixture. It is then sauteed in just 2 tbsp oil to give the paneer a crispy exterior. Pair up the Chilli Garlic Paneer with a beverage of your choice for a wholesome meal. If you love the aroma and strong flavours of garlic, then you need to try this super easy recipe right away. You can even stuff this Chilli Garlic Paneer in sandwiches, wraps, rolls and even parathas to make some finger-licking meals. We have used some common kitchen spices here, however, you can increase or decrease them as per your taste. Tip- Add 1 tsp pav bhaji masala to give the paneer an extra masaledar zing. Do try this recipe, rate it and let us know how it turned out to be by leaving a comment in the section below.

Ingredients of Chilli Garlic Paneer

  • 200 gm paneer
  • 2 green chilli
  • 2 teaspoon chilli garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon kasoori methi powder
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt (curd)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt as required

Step 1 Prepare the marinadeTake a bowl. Add curd, lemon juice, chilli garlic paste, garam masala, coriander powder, dry mango powder, kasoori methi, red chilli powder and salt as per taste. Give a good mix to prepare a thick marinade.

Step 2 Marinate the paneerChop the paneer into small cubes and add them to the prepared marinade. Mix well to coat all the cubes properly. Let them sit aside for 10 minutes.

Step 3 Saute the paneer piecesNow take a non-stick tawa or pan. Add olive oil to it and let it heat up. Add finely chopped garlic and green chillies. Cover the pan with a lid and keep the flame low to let the oil absorb the garlic-chilli flavours and aroma. After a few minutes add all the paneer cubes one by one to the pan. Cover with a lid and let them cook on low medium heat. Make sure you cook on low heat to give them the perfect texture. Toss and turn the paneer to cook it from all the sides.

Step 4 Ready to be servedOnce golden brown in colour, your Chilli Garlic Paneer is ready to be served. Serve with a dip of your choice.