Homemade Chilli Chicken or Paneer

For the most part “positivity” and “news” are not seen together.

Chilli Chicken

Too much negativity early in the morning makes one feeling hopeless and helpless. It feels as if our efforts of making world a better place do not matter!

Chilli Chicken dry

Hence, it was refreshing to read about the story of an honest journalist who made sure the photos of a policeman smashing the typewriter of an elderly person in Uttar Pradesh reached the masses. In just few hours the pictures were all over social media and even forced the Chief Minister of UP to respond and take necessary steps for such unethical behavior. People offered to help asking about the phone number and address of the elderly man.


Capsicum diced

He was gifted a new typewriter by the SSP and DM of Lucknow and the police officer was suspended.

fried Chicken

Such news has restored my faith in humanity and definitely has a positive lasting effect!

On this positive note, make this lip smacking chilli chicken or paneer and enjoy with your friends and family!


Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Served: Hot



 ½ Kg Boneless Chicken | 2 cups Paneer/Tofu cubes
 4 Tbsp Soya Sauce
 Salt to taste
 1 tsp Pepper
 5-6 green chillies
 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
 2 medium onions diced
 1 capsicum diced (square pieces)
 1 tsp vinegar
 ½ tsp sugar
 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
 1 cup Cooking Oil for Deep frying the chicken or   Paneer/Tofu cubes
 1 egg (optional)

For more Chinese recipe inspiration Click here and here.

I am always interested in knowing your version of this dish. If you make it you can post a picture on Saltpaprika’s Facebook Page or on Instagram (@salt.paprika) with #saltpaprika and we can talk all about it.


  1. Marinate the chicken with 2 tablespoons soya sauce, egg (optional), salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of corn flour for 30 minutes.
  2. Deep fry the chicken or Paneer pieces until they are brown and keep them on a tissue paper to absorb the excess oil.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or a round bottom pan and add chopped garlic, green chilies and stir-fry for 2 mins. To that add onions, capsicum and chicken. Sauté on high flame for few minutes.
  4. Mix the remaining mixture of soya sauce, vinegar, sugar and pepper in the pan.
  5. Add bit of water to one tablespoon of corn flour and keep adding little by little till the sauce thickens to the desired consistency.
  6. If the sauce boils down just enough to coat the chicken or Paneer pieces, it can be served as an appetizer or snack. It can also be served with fried rice or noodles.Chilli-Chicken

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