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Black Bean Paneer Chilli

Black Bean Paneer Chilli

Was wanting to try out this dish from a long time. I had formulated this recipe which became a super duper Hit In My Home. I am very happy to share this recipe with you All.

Can make it just like that. Goes well with plain rice, veg fried rice and noodles.


Chopped paneer – 1 cup ( soak chopped paneer in boiling hot water. Cover and leave it aside till the time of use. Drain the paneer and use. )

Boiled black beans – 1 cup ( Black beans is available in all big super markets )

Chopped spinach – 1 handful

Diced onions – 1 cup

Chopped garlic – 6 flakes

Diced green capsicum – 1 cup

Chopped green chillies – 2

Salt to taste

Sugar – 1 teaspoon

To make cornflour slurry ( slurry is a thick mix mixed with water )

Water – 2 cups

Soya sauce – 1  teaspoon

Cornflour – 1 tablespoon

Coarsely crushed black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon

Tomato paste – 2 tablespoons

Kashmiri chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Mix all the above mentioned cornflour slurry ingredients to a smooth mixture

To Season

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Seasme oil – 1 tablespoon

Torn dry red chillies – 2 ( I have used Kashmiri dry red chilli )

To Garnish 

Finely chopped green coriander leaves – little

Ginger juliennes – little

Black Bean Paneer Chilli served with Plain Steamed Rice


Heat a big pan. Season. First fry the chopped garlic flakes on high flame till light golden. Next, add the diced onions. Sauté on high flame till transparent. Add the chopped spinach and the diced green capsicum. Sauté on high flame for 3 minutes. Add the salt to taste. Add the sugar. Add the chopped green chillies. Add the cornflour slurry mix. Cook on medium flame till thick. Add the boiled black beans and the paneer. Cook on high flame for 2 minutes. Switch off the stove. Garnish and serve hot.

Chef’s Tips

1) Do not worry, if black beans is not available, you can use rajma instead.

2) Chinese cooking is usually done on high flame. The cooking will be very fast and the veggies will be  little crunchy, which further enhances the taste of the dish.