Chilli + Sweet & Sour Paneer


Chilli + Sweet & Sour Paneer

A twist to the classic chilli paneer dish – adding more fruitiness from pineapple.


  • Author: Sandy Tang
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 250g paneer cubes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Some black pepper

For the sauce

  • 6 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tin of pineapple
  • 1 tsp garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp ginger, diced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 green pepper, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 onion, sliced

Garnished with spring onions/ chives.


  1.  Place paneer cubes in a bowl. Add corn flour, oil, salt and pepper and ensure they are coated evenly on each cubes. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Place paneer in a baking tray layered with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 180 degree C for 15 – 20 minutes until they are slightly brown.
  3. Add oil in a hot pan. Sweat onions for 5 minutes before adding ginger. Stir well and cook for a minute, then add garlic and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add green peppers. Keep stirring for few minutes
  4. Then, add ketchup. Give it a quick stir before adding pineapple chunks and liquid from the tin.
  5. Once it’s simmering, add soy sauce and give it a taste to determine how much sugar (or no sugar at all) you would like to add.
  6. Reduce the sauce further until it’s sticky and thick. Remove from heat.
  7. Add baked paneer and make sure they are coated evenly with the lovely sauce.
  8. ENJOY!

1 thought on “Chilli + Sweet & Sour Paneer

  1. MikeH

    Just made and ate this. I did it from the you tube since I couldn’t find this page ! Used a whole tin of pineapple but it was delicious.

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