A simple home recipe you can have with fried rice. This meal has vegetables, protein and carbs ( from the fried rice) so it is a complete meal. Food should be fun. Eating healthy doesn't mean giving up on the things you like to eat. 

It just needs a little tweaking. 


  • 2 tbsp oil 
  • 1.5 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp thin slice ginger 
  • 1 to 2 sliced green chillies 
  • 2 whole dried red chillies broken
  • 1 onion sliced thick 
  • Paneer sliced thick 
  • 1 Capsicum sliced thin
  • 2 medium carrots sliced thin

For the sauce : 

  • 3 tbsp chilli sauce 
  • 2 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce 
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce 
  • 1/4 tsp soya sauce 
  • red chilli powder to taste 
  • 2 - 4 tbsp corn flour 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • salt to taste

For the Paneer Coating 

  • Paneer cut in thick slices 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1/4 tsp of corn flour 
  • 1/4 tsp of maida ( refined flour) 
  • 1 tsp oil


  • In a kadhai put 2 tbsp of oil
  • Warm the oil a little and then add 1.5 tbsp of chopped garlic
  • Stir the garlic for a few seconds then add 2 whole red chillies cut into pieces
  • Add 1 tsp ginger julienne and 1 or 2 slit green chillies. Stir for few seconds.
  • Add one big onion thickly sliced. Stir for few seconds till the onions start to become transparent.
  • Add all the sauce ingredients ( Thai sweet chilli sauce + chilli sauce + chilli powder) + tomato sauce and stir fry for 15-20 seconds
  • Add 1/4 -1/2 tsp red chilli powder (according to taste)
  • Add 1 big capsicum sliced thin and mix it nicely .
  • Add 2 carrots cut into thin slices, like matchsticks, and mix nicely.
  • Add few slitted green chillies (according to taste) and 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves and mix well 
  • Add 1 tsp sugar and salt to taste .
  • In a separate bowl mix 2-3 tbsp of cornflour with water till there are no lumps ,s
  • Add this to the vegetables so that the sauce coats the vegetables.
  • Mix quickly as the cornflour will start to thicken

For the Paneer

  • Take 1/4tsp of cornflour, 1/4tsp of flour, a pinch of pepper and little salt
  • Mix in a flat deep bowl to make a paste and keep aside
  • Cut the paneer into thick strips and put it in the cornflour paste ensuring it is well coated
  • In a flat pan rub a little oil
  • Once the oil becomes warm add the paneer strips and slowly brown it on all sides.
  • Once it is done add it to the vegetables and mix gently ( ensure the paneer strips do not break) 
  • Serve hot with fried rice
  • You can replace the paneer with chicken strips 
  • Cornflour can be replaced with arrowroot or potato starch 
  • Cornflour continues to thicken to keep the sauce a little thin if you want to heat it before serving. Ideally serve hot. 
    works well as a sandwich filling too
  • You can check the chilli sauce recipe under sauces

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