Tai Pai Paneer: Sweet & Spicy Indo-Chinese Fusion Starter Recipe!

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Hey foodies! Today, we’re diving into the world of irresistible Tai Pai Paneer, a fusion dish that combines the best of Chinese and Indian tastes. Imagine crispy paneer cubes coated in a sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce – that’s what we’re cooking up today!

Video recipe:


  • Paneer – 200 gms
  • Maida (All-Purpose Flour) – 2 tbsp
  • Corn Flour – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Garlic – 1 tbsp chopped
  • Red Chillies – 2
  • Red Chilli Paste – 1 tsp
  • Soy Sauce – 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar – 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind Paste – 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Stock -2 tbsp
  • Onions – 1/2 sliced thinly
  • Bell Peppers – red and yellow, thinly sliced
  • Spring Onions – 2 tbsp chopped
  • Tomato Sauce – 1-2 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp

Cooking Steps:

  1. Batter Magic:
    • Mix maida and cornflour, add salt, and make a thick slurry with water.
  2. Crispy Paneer :
    • Heat oil in a wide pan
    • Dip paneer cubes in the batter and fry them until golden and crisp.
  3. Saucy Goodness:
    • Sauté garlic and red chillies, then add red chilli paste, soy sauce, vinegar, tamarind paste, and vegetable stock.
    • Throw in onions, bell peppers, spring onions, and a pinch of salt. Stir-fry on high heat for 30 seconds.
    • Tamarind paste is the secret here – don’t skip it!
  4. Flavor Fusion:
    • Reduce the flame, add tomato sauce, sugar, and pepper powder.
    • Adjust the sauce quantity to your liking.
  5. Paneer Bliss:
    • Toss in the fried paneer until each piece is coated in the flavorful sauce.
  6. Final Touch:
    • Serve the Tai Pai Paneer right away to keep that delightful crunch.

In every bite, Tai Pai Paneer brings together the best of Chinese and Indian flavors. It’s a treat for your taste buds and a celebration of our love for paneer. So, grab your ingredients and let’s make this delicious fusion dish together. Enjoy your meal!

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