Dec 162016

Paneer Stir Fry is a simple and delicious new way to enjoy a Chinese style paneer dish. Colourful and flavourful Paneer Stir Fry recipe is easy to prepare and guaranteed to please at your table! The vegetarian Indian paneer dish goes great with Fried Rice, Noodles or even with steamed rice and parathas.

Paneer Stir Fry Recipe

Paneer Stir Fry

Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is made by curdling hot milk with vinegar or lemon juice. Paneer is an excellent source of protein, especially for vegetarians. It’s also a good source of calcium required for healthy teeth and bones. Paneer contains linoleic acid which helps burn more fat – a great choice for those on a weight loss diet.

Paneer is a popular dish in India. Paneer and capsicum is a great combination served in classic Chinese style.  Paneer stir fry tastes awesome when served with a steaming bowl of noodles or Chinese Fried Rice.

Paneer Stir Fry Chinese Recipe:

Chinese style paneer recipe

Stir Fry Paneer is a nice change from regular paneer dishes. It’s really a good way to add protein to your meal. The sauces add a great flavour to the cottage cheese. You can experiment with this homemade stir fry cottage cheese dish by adding more or less ingredients.

How to make Chinese paneer stir fry:

Paneer - Indian Cottage Cheese for dry paneer recipe

For Chinese Paneer and Vegetable Stir Fry, cut the paneer into cubes and keep immersed in warm water till it is required.

Soak paneer for stir fry recipe Chinese style

Wash, peel and cut the carrots into roundels. Pressure cook the carrot roundels for just 1 whistle, drain and keep aside. Cut the capsicum and onion into cubes, finely chop the cilantro.

With stir-fry recipes, it’s best to keep all your ingredients ready before you start cooking.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Drain the paneer and add to the pan. Lightly sauté the paneer till it gets nice and brown on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

Fry paneer for Chinese Stir Fry Recipe

Add 1/2 tbsp oil to the same pan. Put in the cubed onions and sauté over medium heat till they turn a light brown. Add the carrot and capsicum slices. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Stir Fry vegetables for Indian cottage cheese recipe

Add the fried paneer and toss well.

Add cottage cheese for pan-fried paneer recipe

Sprinkle salt and sugar. Toss well.

Add spices for stir fried paneer recipe Chinese style

Add the sauces – tomato ketchup, soya sauce, vinegar and red chilli sauce.  

Add sauces for paneer fry recipe

Mix all the ingredients well. If required add a little water. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Paneer with vegetables Chinese style recipe

Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or chopped spring onion greens. Transfer into a serving dish.

Stir Fried Paneer Chinese Style Recipe

Serve Paneer Stir Fry with Noodles or Fried Rice.

Paneer Capsicum Stir Fry Recipe

If you are looking for more Stir Fry recipes, do try out Tofu in Stir Fry Sauce and Aloo Barbati Stir Fry.

Chinese Stir Fry Paneer Recipe details below:

Paneer Stir Fry Chinese Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Paneer and Vegetable stir fry is a classic Indo-Chinese dish that’s amped up with flavour! I just love this recipe – it’s quick and easy to make. Just cottage cheese, carrot, capsicum and sauces in this simple stir fry side dish with a pleasing flavour. Try this cottage cheese recipe once and you'll be hooked!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 326 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Paneer – 200 gms
  • Carrot – 1 small
  • Capsicum – 1 medium cubed
  • Onion – 1 medium cubed
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato Ketchup – 2 tbsp
  • Soya sauce – 1 tsp
  • Vinegar – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Cilantro or Spring onion greens – 1 tbsp chopped
  1. Cut the cottage cheese into cubes and soak in warm water to soften them.
  2. Peel and chop the carrot into round slices. Boil or pressure-cook the carrot till tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Cube the onion and capsicum and chop the cilantro or spring onion greens.
  4. Heat a frying pan and pour a tablespoon of oil into it. Add the drained Indian cottage cheese and sauté till it turns a golden brown. Remove the fried paneer into a bowl and keep aside.
  5. Add a little more oil to the same pan. Toss in the onions and sauté for a couple of minutes over medium heat till they soften and turn slightly brown.
  6. Add the tender carrot roundels and capsicum cubes. Stir for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the fried paneer cubes and toss well
  8. Season with salt and sugar.
  9. Add chilli sauce, soya sauce, tomato ketchup and vinegar. Combine well.
  10. Add a little water if required. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  11. Sprinkle cilantro or spring onion greens and toss well.
  12. Remove and serve Stir Fry Paneer with lightly tossed Noodles or Steamed Rice.

Paneer Stir Fry Chinese Style With Capsicum | Carrot Capsicum Paneer
5 from 1 total vote

Related Posts

Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger, foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.

 Leave a Reply