January 26, 2012

How to make Schezwan paneer

Recipe by Naiya Sheth : I have tried it at many different restaurants, but prefer to make my own meals from scratch. It is simple to make and something to eat. Below is my recipe for Schezwan paneer. Homemade paneer is a special treat. It is well worth the effort to make homemade paneer. Use the paneer recipes to get started making your own fresh paneer. Schezwan sauce is very tempting and spicy sauce. Normally we are making Schezwan noodles and Schezwan rice. Here it’s a homemade recipe for Schezwan paneer. It means a testy dish with the richness of homemade paneer.

Preparation time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes
Serves – 2 – 3 persons

Ingredients to make Schezwan Paneer:

2 table spoon oil
½ tea spoon crushed ginger
2 table spoon onion sliced
200 grams paneer
Salt to taste

For red paste:

2 table spoon oil
2 table spoon garlic pastes
1 tea spoon cumin seeds
1 tea spoon vinegar
10 dry red chili

For Schezwan sauce:

Salt to taste
2 table spoon ketch up
2 table spoon corn flour slurry
1 tea spoon soy sauce

For garnishing:

Green part of spring onion – finely chopped

Method to make red paste:

Mix all the ingredients of red paste and grind properly add water if required.

Method to make Schezwan sauce:

  • Heat oil in a pan and fry red paste in it. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Add salt, ketch up and corn flour slurry to it. Add some water and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Keep a side.

Method to make Schezwan Paneer:

  • Heat oil in another pan and fry ginger paste to it. Fry onion and then add paneer to it. Cook for 1 to 3 minutes and add Schezwan sauce. Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with spring onion. Hot and tempting Schezwan Paneer is ready to serve.

Method to make homemade creamy paneer:

  • Heat milk in a pan and let it come to boil. When it boils remove from flame and add whipped curd slowly till paneer is ready.
  • Around ½ cup curd will go to make paneer from 500 ml. milk.


  1. Wow.Thats looks so delicious and neatly explained

  2. Vry simple and yes so nicely explained ...Thnk u :-)