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paneer schezwan recipe - easy and quick recipe of spicy chilly paneer schezwan gravy.

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paneer schezwan recipe

sharing an indo chinese recipe after a long time. this paneer schezwan recipe is simple, easy and quick to prepare if you have paneer and schezwan sauce ready. this is a gravy version and goes very well with veg fried rice or veg noodles. i had made chinese veg rice, so i made the paneer schezwan gravy to go along with it.

this is a spicy recipe as along with schezwan sauce, even green chillies are added. you can control the amount of schezwan sauce or green chilies you want to add and make a less spicy version.

do use a good quality schezwan sauce for the recipe. the final taste and flavor of this recipe depends largely on the schezwan sauce added. for homemade schezwan sauce, you can check this recipe – schezwan sauce.

you can serve with paneer schezwan with burnt garlic fried rice or hakka noodles or 5 spice rice.

if you are looking for more indo chinese recipes then do check:

paneer schezwan recipe below:

paneer schezwan recipe
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paneer schezwan recipe | schezwan paneer recipe

paneer schezwan recipe - easy and quick recipe of spicy chilly paneer schezwan gravy.

course main course
cuisine indo chinese
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil, can also use sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onions
  • cup sliced capsicum (bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  • 2 to 3 green chillies - sliced or slit
  • 2 tablespoons schezwan sauce
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder) or add as required
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar or add as required
  • 1 cup water
  • salt as required
  • 3 teaspoons corn flour - dissolved in 3 teaspoons water
  • 250 grams paneer - chopped in cubes (cottage cheese)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped spring onion greens
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sweet rice wine (OPTIONAL)
  • some spring onion greens for garnish

how to make recipe

preparation for paneer schezwan recipe:

  1. firstly mix 3 teaspoons corn flour in 3 teaspoons water. 

  2. also chop spring onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies and capsicum. keep aside.

making paneer schezwan gravy:

  1. heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a wok or a kadai. add 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic and ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

  2. stir fry on a medium flame for a few seconds. no need to brown ginger and garlic.

  3. then add ¼ cup chopped spring onions and stir fry on a medium flame for a minute.

  4. then add ⅓ cup sliced capsicum and stir fry for a minute.

  5. then add 2 to 3 green chillies (sliced or slit) and stir fry for 2 minutes.

  6. next add 2 tablespoons schezwan sauce. then add ½ teaspoon soy sauce and mix very well.

  7. season with ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or add as per taste. mix again.

  8. now add 1 cup water. you can also add veg stock, if you have it. for a slightly thicker gravy, you can add less water. mix very well.

  9. add ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar. you can also add sugar as required.

  10. season with salt as per taste and mix again.

  11. on a medium flame bring the gravy or sauce to a boil.

  12. lower the flame and then add the corn flour solution. mix the corn flour solution very well before adding.

  13. quickly stir the gravy or sauce, so that no lumps are formed.

  14. simmer for 3 to 4 minutes on a medium flame.

  15. then add paneer cubes. mix well and then switch off the flame.

  16. add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped spring onion greens.

  17. lastly add ½ to 1 teaspoon sweet rice wine. if you do not have, then skip it. you can also add rice vinegar.

  18. serve paneer schezwan recipe with veg fried rice or veg noodles. you can garnish with some spring onion greens while serving. 

how to make chilly paneer schezwan recipe:

1. firstly mix 3 teaspoons corn flour in 3 teaspoons water. also chop spring onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies and capsicum. keep aside.

making chilli paneer schezwan recipe

2. heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a wok or a kadai. add 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic and ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger. stir fry on a medium flame for a few seconds. no need to brown ginger and garlic.

ginger to make paneer schezwan recipe

3. then add ¼ cup chopped spring onions.

spring onion whites to make paneer schezwan recipe

4. stir fry on a medium flame for a minute.

spring onion whites to make paneer schezwan recipe

5. then add ⅓ cup sliced capsicum.

capsicum for making chilli paneer schezwan recipe

6. stir fry for a minute.

capsicum for making chilli paneer schezwan recipe

7. then add 2 to 3 green chillies (sliced or slit) and stir fry for 2 minutes.

making chilli paneer schezwan recipe

8. next add 2 tablespoons schezwan sauce.

schezwan sauce for schezwan paneer recipe

9. then add ½ teaspoon soy sauce.

soy sauce for schezwan paneer recipe

10. mix very well.

preparing schezwan paneer recipe

11. season with ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or add as per taste. mix again.

preparing schezwan paneer recipe

12. now add 1 cup water. you can also add veg stock, if you have it. for a slightly thicker gravy, you can add less water. mix very well.

making schezwan paneer recipe

13. add ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar. you can also add sugar as required.

sugar to make schezwan paneer recipe

14. season with salt as per taste and mix again.

salt to make schezwan paneer recipe

15. on a medium flame bring the gravy or sauce to a boil.

chilli schezwan paneer gravy

16. lower the flame and then add the corn flour solution. mix the corn flour solution very well before adding.

making chilli schezwan paneer gravy recipe

17. quickly stir the gravy or sauce, so that no lumps are formed.

making chilli schezwan paneer gravy recipe

18. simmer for 3 to 4 minutes on a medium flame.

preparing chilli schezwan paneer gravy recipe

19. then add paneer cubes.

paneer for paneer schezwan recipe

20. mix well and then switch off the flame.

paneer for paneer schezwan recipe

21. add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped spring onion greens.

making paneer schezwan recipe

22. lastly add ½ to 1 teaspoon sweet rice wine. if you do not have, then skip it. you can also add rice vinegar.

preparing paneer schezwan recipe

23. serve paneer schezwan gravy with fried rice or noodles.

schezwan chilly paneer recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Tried this dish as usual it was awsome 👌👍😉like always, with every dish of urs ppl have to give me 👍 all thanks to u, nobody can make out dat I have never cooked in my life before😊

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  2. Superb

    • thanks.