Paneer Fried Rice Street Style | Cottage Cheese Fried Rice

Paneer Fried Rice

Today we are doing quick and easy to make paneer fried rice recipe. This is a Indo Chinese recipe. Everybody loves restaurant style Chinese. The fried paneer cubes with crispy vegetables in Chinese sauces makes it a awesome dish. It is a riot of colors. You can add any vegetable you like. It can be prepared within minutes or it can be relished just like that. If you pair it with Veg Manchurian or hot garlic vegetables, you can experience restaurant style indo chinese food at home itself.

Paneer Fried Rice Easy

Paneer Fried Rice Street Style | Cottage Cheese Fried Rice

Cripsy fried paneer cubes served in a medley of crispy crunchy vegetables and seasoned with chinese sauces in rice. We are using leftover boiled rice. These fried rice are made pefectly with leftover cold rice. Spicy, tangy and yummy these chinese street style paneer fried rice are a must try…
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Evening Snacks, Food for Kids, Kids Cooking, Kids Snacks, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Indo Chinese, Street Food
Servings 4


  • Wok
  • High Flame Burner
Keyword Homemade Paneer Fried Rice, How to make Paneer Fried Rice at home, Spicy Paneer Fried Rice, Street Style Paneer Fried Rice


  • 250 gms Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 3 cups Boiled Rice
  • 3 tblsp Oil
  • 2 tblsp Chopped Onion
  • 1 tblsp Garlic-Ginger Paste
  • 1 tblsp White of Spring Onion
  • 1/2 cup Capscium, Yellow & Red Bellpepper
  • 1/2 Cabbage
  • 1 tsp chopped Green chillies
  • 1 tblsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tblsp Green Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tblsp Vinegar
  • 1 tblsp Tomato Ketcup
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tblsp green of Spring Onions chopped fine
  • 1 tblsp Fresh Green Coriander

How to Make Street Style Paneer Fried Rice at home :

Step 1: Prepping Up

  1. Cut the paneer into small cubes. Chop the capsicum, bellpeppers, onions, cabbage spring onions and fresh coriander.
  2. Mince ginger-garlic intoo rough paste.
  3. Chinese is always cooked on HIGH FLAME. The flame cooking makes the vegetables crisp and crunchy. That is the best part of Indo Chinese food.

Step 2 : Frying Paneer

Now heat oil in a wok, add the chopped paneer pieces. Shallow fry the paneer till crisp and golden brown from both sides. Take out and keep aside.

Step 3: Preparing Paneer Fried Rice

  1. Now in the same wok, heat the oil and fry the ginger-garlic paste.
  2. Once the ginger-garlic paste is fried golden add the chopped onions.
  3. Remember to keep the flame high at all times.
  4. Stir fry the onions. Once the onions are translucent and pink add the chopped white of spring onions.
  5. Then next add the chopped capsicum, yellow and red bellpeppers.
  6. Also add the chopped cabbage and green chillies.
  7. Stir fry them for 1 – 2 mins.
  8. Once these vegetables are crisp add the sauces.
  9. Add the fried paneer cubes.
  10. Lower the flame for a while
  11. Next add the soy sauce, green chili sauce, red chilli sauce, black pepper powder and salt. Mix everything well. Always keep the salt low at this stage. Soy Sauce and all the other sauces are also high in salt. You can adjust the salt later.
  12. Add 1 tblsp Vinegar and 1 tblsp of green of spring onion.
  13. Add cooked boiled rice. If you are preparing fresh rice, then cook them only 90%. And allow the rice to cool down completely.
  14. With a light hand mix everything together. Do not over mix or the rice will get mushy.
  15. Increase the flame and let the rice cook for 2 – 3 mins.
  16. Adjust the salt at this stage.
  17. Also add 1 tblsp Tomato Ketchup.
  18. Toss everything nicely and then sprinkle some chopped green coriander.
  19. Switch off the flame.
  20. Transfer the rice to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped greens of spring onions.
  21. Your paneer fried rice is ready to be served.

What To Serve With Paneer/Cottage Cheese Fried Rice

Reheating Tips :


Put it in the wok and sprinkle some water to have a bit of moisture. You can substitute it with some hot oil so as to grease the rice and not let it stick to the wok/pan.

You can microwave it for 1 mins first, the add a sprinkle of water and microwave it for another 2 mins before serving.