Chinese-Style Paneer Stir-Fry

Chinese Style Paneer Stir Fry

Published January 29, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 5
Total Time: 60 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 40 min


Chinese-style paneer stir-fry tastes amazing AND it can be served in so many different makes a great starter, or main with rice or noodles. If you're really daring try it as a filling in a Mexican wrap with mint sauce and lettuce!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 50
Calories per serving: 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.9g 18%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Sodium 564mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 18.0g 6%
Protein 8.7g 12%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 6 ounces paneer cheese
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 red hot chilli
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/2 small potato
  • 1/4 pound button mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 chopped spring onion
  • Salt to taste

Step by Step:

  1. Chop the paneer into roughly 2 cm cubes. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a shallow pan and fry the paneer for 2 minutes on medium heat. Fry at least 6 sides of the cubes. Place the paneer in warm water to cover and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the rest of the olive oil on medium heat in a wok. Shallow fry the potatoes for 8 minutes stirring occasionally, the potatoes should begin to soften. At this point add the onions, and after 3 minutes, add the garlic, ginger and chopped red chilli for a further 2 minutes. Gently squeeze excess water from the paneer and add them to the stir fry.
  3. Throw in the mushrooms and peppers followed by the soy sauce and salt. Leave the stir-fry to simmer for 7-10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender, finally top with freshly chopped spring onions. Serve hot with rice or noodles!