Indian Recipes

Schezwan Paneer

Schezwan Paneer recipe with step-by-step photos. This is an easy and quick recipe of soft cubes of paneer in a spicy schezwan sauce or gravy. If you are looking for an Indochinese dish that is prepared quickly, then this is a good option for you.

Schezwan paneer served in a back bowl with a side of fried rice

Share an Indochinese recipe after a long time. This schezwan paneer is simple, easy, and quick to make if you have paneer and Schezwan sauce ready. This is a sauce version and goes very well with vegetable fried rice or vegetable noodles. I had made Chinese vegetable rice so I made the Schezwan Paneer with it.

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

Use a quality Schezwan sauce for the recipe. The final flavor and aroma of this recipe largely depends on the added schezwan sauce.

You can serve Schezwan Paneer with Garlic Fried Rice or Hakka Noodles or 5 Spice Rice.

Step by step guide

How to Make Schezwan Paneer

1. First, mix 3 teaspoons of cornstarch (cornstarch) in 3 teaspoons of water thoroughly. Also chop the spring onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies and peppers. keep aside.

cornmeal with water in a small bowl

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a wok or kadai. Add 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic and ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

Fry for a few seconds over medium heat. Ginger and garlic do not need to be browned.

Ginger and garlic in a wok

3. Then add ¼ cup chopped green onions.

Added spring onion white

4. Fry on medium heat for one minute.

Stir fry the spring onions

5. Then add ⅓ cup of sliced ​​peppers.

added chopped peppers

6. Fry for a minute.

Stir fry the peppers

7. Then add 2 to 3 green chillies (sliced ​​or sliced) and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

stir-fry the green chillies

8. Next, add 2 tablespoons of Schezwan sauce.

Pour the Schezwan sauce into the wok

9. Then add ½ teaspoon of soy sauce.

Added soy sauce

10. Stir and mix very well.

mix the sauces

11. Season with ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or add to taste. Mix again.

added black pepper powder

Prepare Schezwan Paneer sauce

12. Now add 1 cup of water. You can also add vegetable broth if you have any. You can add less water for a slightly thicker sauce. Stir and mix very well.

Put water in the wok

13. Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar. You can also add sugar as needed.

Added sugar to sauce

14. Season with salt to taste and mix again.

Salt added to sauce

15. Over medium-high heat, bring the gravy or gravy to a boil.

Bring sauce to a boil

16. Reduce the heat, then add the prepared cornmeal (cornstarch) slurry. Mix the cornmeal slurry very well before adding it as the cornstarch will settle underneath.

Added cornmeal solution

17. Stir the gravy or gravy quickly to avoid lumps forming.

Stir the sauce again

18. Simmer over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes until sauce or sauce thickens. There shouldn’t be any raw taste of cornstarch in the sauce.

let the sauce simmer

19. Then add paneer cubes. I recommend using homemade soft paneer.

Added Paneer Cube

20. Mix well and then turn off the heat. Avoid overcooking paneer as it will become dense and chewy.

turn off the heating

21. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped scallion greens. You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves if you prefer.

Added spring onions

22. Finally, add ½ to 1 teaspoon of sweet rice wine. If you don’t have it, skip adding it. You can also add rice vinegar.

added sweet rice wine

23. Serve schezwan paneer hot or warm with vegetable fried rice or vegetable noodles or garlic fried rice.

You can also pair it with phulka or plain paratha or buns or bread for a unique meal.

Schezwan paneer served in a back bowl with a side of fried rice

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paneer schezwan

Schezwan Paneer

Schezwan Paneer is a tasty and spicy Indochinese paneer sauce. It’s easy and quick to do.

preparation time 5 minutes

cooking time fifteen minutes

total time 20 minutes

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Preparing for Schezwan Paneer

  • First, mix 3 teaspoons of cornmeal in 3 teaspoons of water.

  • Also chop the spring onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies and peppers. keep aside.

Making Schezwan Paneer

  • Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a wok or kadai. Add 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic and ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

  • Fry for a few seconds on medium flame. Ginger and garlic do not need to be browned.

  • Then add ¼ cup chopped scallions and sauté on medium-high for 1 minute.

  • Then add ⅓ cup sliced ​​bell peppers and stir-fry for 1 minute.

  • Then add 2 to 3 green chillies (sliced ​​or sliced) and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

  • Next, add 2 tablespoons of Schezwan sauce. then add ½ teaspoon soy sauce and mix very well.

  • Season with ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or add to taste. Mix again.

Prepare paneer schezwan sauce

  • Now add 1 cup of water. You can also add vegetable broth if you have any. You can add less water for a slightly thicker sauce. mix very well.

  • Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of sugar. You can also add sugar as needed.

  • Season with salt to taste and mix again.

  • Bring the gravy or gravy to a boil over medium-high heat.

  • Lower the flame, then add the cornmeal solution. Mix the cornmeal solution very well before adding it.

  • Stir sauce or gravy quickly to avoid lumps.

  • Simmer on medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Then add paneer cubes. mix well and then turn off the flame.

  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped scallion greens.

  • Finally add ½ to 1 teaspoon of sweet rice wine. If you don’t have it, skip it. You can also add rice vinegar.

  • Serve Schezwan paneer with vegetable rice or vegetable noodles. When serving, you can garnish with some spring onion greens.

  • This dish is spicy, and the taste and aroma largely depend on the schezwan sauce. I suggest using homemade schezwan sauce or a good brand of the sauce.
  • You can reduce the number of green chillies for a less spicy flavor.
  • It is best to use soft homemade paneer cubes. Also, do not overcook the paneer cubes as they will become dense and chewy.
  • You can omit soy sauce if you don’t have it.

nutritional information

Schezwan Paneer

amount per serving

calories 324
Calories from fat 234

% Daily Value*

Fat 26g40%

Saturated Fat 13g81%

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 2g

cholesterol 55mg18%

sodium 1128mg49%

potassium 79mg2%

carbohydrates 11g4%

fiber 2g8th%

sugar 4 gr4%

protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 637 IU13%

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) 1mg67%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%

Vitamin B6 1mg50%

vitamin C 27mg33%

vitamin E 1mg7%

vitamin k 26µg25%

calcium 416mg42%

Vitamin B9 (folate) 15µg4%

iron 1mg6%

magnesium 7mg2%

phosphorus 12mg1%

zinc 1mg7%

*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This recipe post from the archives, which was first published in December 2016, was republished and updated on June 22, 2022.

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