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..!!