Paneer in Hot Garlic Sauce

This post is a part of the “Cooking from a cook book using a single ingredient” theme at BM#26, hosted by Srivalli..

I chose Paneer (Cottage Cheese) and this is the main course dish for the same. I chose this recipe from “Microwave Recipes” by Nita Mehta. The garlic sauce was really amazing.. Due to my love for Chinese food, I tried this recipe and now am certainly more confident in trying out more Chinese dishes..



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Paneer in Hot Garlic Sauce

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 15 mins |  Serves:- 3-4 people


  • 200 gms of Paneer cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 small capsicum chopped into small pieces
  • 20 flakes garlic finely chopped/minced
  • 2 dry red chillies broken
  • 4 table spoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tea spoon red chilli sauce (green can also be used)
  • 2 tea spoon soya sauce
  • 1/2 tea spoon pepper (kali mirch)
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2 tea spoon vinegar
  • 1/4 tea spoon ajinomoto
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup water


Put oil, garlic, red chilli bits, tomato ketchup, red chilli sauce, soya sauce, pepper and ajinomoto in a microwave dish. Mix well, microwave for 2 minutes.

Add water, salt, sugar and vinegar. Mix well, microwave for 6 minutes.

Add cornflour paste, microwave for 3 minutes. Mix.

At serving time, add paneer and capsicum to the sauce and microwave for 2 minutes. Mix well before serving.


  • Serve hot with noodles/fried rice.


Tasty Cooking..!!

Chips @ Home

I love wafers.. May it be Lays or Pringles or Uncle Chips… “Bole mere lips I love chips…”:) SO I tried making some myself, not the usual oily fried one’s but something healthier in a microwave.. and guess what they were just lovely and very addictive..:)


Preparation Time:- 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 5 mins |  Serves:- 2 people (Me and my husband could not stop..:))


  • 2-3 medium/large sized Potato (Aaloo)
  • 1/2 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon Refined Oil (May increase depending upon the size of the microwave safe dish)
  • Seasoning


Peel and chop the potatoes as we do for chips. Make sure you chop them really thin, as the thinner the potatoes are chopped the more crispy the chips will turn out.

Soak the chopped potatoes in water and add the salt to the water for about 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes remove the chips from the water and pat them dry on a clean cloth.

Grease a flat microwave safe dish with oil and spread the potatoes on it, one at a time. Do not stack the potatoes.

Now sprinkle any seasoning of your choice on the potatoes, chaat masala, oregano, chilli flakes can be used.

On the Highest power (100%) of the microwave bake them for around 5 mins. If the chips are not thinly sliced then it might take 6 mins.

The time may also vary on the maximum power of the microwave. My Microwave has maximum of 750 W.

Once done remove the layer of chips and repeat the same for others as well.

  • Enjoy at tea time along with a hot cup of tea or coffee.