Sweet and Sour Paneer


Sweet, tangy, hot and most importantly super-delicious – this dish ticks all the flavour boxes. This scrumptious dish can be prepared in no time and is perfect for starters and pairs very well with noodles or ramen. Paneer combined with pineapple, honey, capsicum and chillis along with sesame oil makes this fusion dish perfect for parties, dinner lunch boxes and even snacks. I prefer making this dish in sesame oil but you may replace this with regular cooking oil.

Serve up this delightful dish to your family and friends and do let me know how you like it.


Paneer – 500 gm
Capsicum – 1 cup, diced (I used a mix of green and red)
Pineapple – ½ cup, diced
Pineapple Juice/Water – 4 tbsp
Sesame oil – 2 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Red chilli paste – 2 tbsp or as per taste
Cornflour – 4 tbsp
Honey – 2 tbsp
Vinegar – 1 tbsp
White pepper – 1 tbsp (can be replaced with regular pepper)
Salt to taste
Grated ginger – 2 tbsp
Grated garlic – 2 tbsp
Spring onion for garnish


Mix together pineapple juice/water, sesame oil, white pepper, salt, red chilli paste, honey, vinegar and 2 tbsp cornflour. Set aside
Dice the paneer into small cubes. Rub them with remaining cornflour and set aside
Heat a frying pan or wok and heat oil. Add the paneer pieces and shallow fry until they are golden. Set aside
In the same pan, add grated ginger and garlic and saute for a few seconds
Add capsicum and saute for another minute
Add the prepared paste
Add the fried paneer and pineapple and mix well
Simmer for few minutes until the sauce thickens
Garnish with spring onion and server hot with ramen

Mix the ingredients of the base together
Set aside the prepared paste
Saute grated ginger and gralic
Add capsicum and saute
Add the prepared paste
add the fried paneer
Next add the diced pineapple
Mix gently and simmer until the saute thickens
Garnish with spring onions
Serve hot with ramen