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Chilli Paneer

Sep-30-2015
Prabal Kirtika
0 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Chilli Paneer RECIPE

Chilli paneer is an extremely popular and dominating dish in Indo-Chinese fusion cuisine. This can be served as a starter or with spicy gravy as a side dish. Chili Paneer, an all-time favorite Indo-Chinese Starter, perfectly appropriate for a party or a get together. Chili Paneer is basically deep fried cottage cheese mixed with a spice enriched sauce made with a lot of chilies, onions, green bell peppers, garlic and a yummy Chinese sauce. It is a total crowd seeker as nobody can resist this yummilicious appetizer. From kids to grownups, Chili Paneer never fails to tempt the crowd. Chili Paneer can be served both ways, i.e., dry as well as with gravy. The dry chili paneer can even be turned into a gravy one just by adding a little corn flour liquid to it, which can be served as a side dish. Chili Paneer Dry & Gravy pairs really well with a vegetable fried rice, schezwan rice or hakka noodles.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Chinese
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Paneer(cottage cheese) 400 grams
  2. capsicum 1 medium cut in cubes
  3. onion 1 large cut in cubes
  4. ginger 1 tsp grated
  5. flour 2 tbsp
  6. water 1/4 cup
  7. salt to taste
  8. pepper 1/4 tsp
  9. Soya sauce 1 and 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chilli sauce 2 tsp
  11. tomato sauce 2 tbsp
  12. Dry red chilli 2
  13. oil 2 tbsp
  14. honey 1 tsp
  15. Little cornflour mixed with water

Instructions

  1. Cut the paneer into big cubes and pat dry with kitchen towel. Sprinkle little cornflour on top and keep aside. Cut the capsicum and onion into cubes. Mix flour with salt and pepper, add little water and make a thick paste.
  2. Dip the paneer pieces into this flour mixture and shallow fry in a non stick pan.You can also deep fry these paneer pieces if you wish to.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add in red chillies, ginger, onion cubes and capsicum. Stir fry for a while then add in the paneer cubes. Mix it well together.
  4. Mix in the tomato purée, soya sauce, vinegar, red chilli sauce. Add corn flour mixed with little water. Stir and add honey. Sprinkle little chilli flakes.
  5. Serve hot as starter or as a side dish with fried rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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