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Monday, January 30, 2017

Chilli Paneer - Dry Chilli Paneer - Chinese Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is a Popular Indo - Chinese Starter Recipe. It can also be Served with Fried Rice & Noodles. Paneer is coated in a dry corn flour, then it is shallow fried, & sauted with spicy sauces. Chilli Paneer is one of the best starter for Paneer lovers. This is a hot spicy delicious Starter that melts in Mouth.Preparation is so simple, you can bring Restaurant taste at home itself.


Chilli Paneer Dry

 Prep Time :  10  min. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes.
Recipe Category: Paneer/Starter
Recipe Cusine Indo-cuisine
Serves:3
 
Ingredients


For Marination
Paneer - 200 gms.
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Corn flour - 2 tbsp.
Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
salt.

For Sauces

Onion Big - 1.(Cut into Squares)
Capsicum - 1.(Cut into Squares)
Soya Sauce - 2 tsp.
Chilli Sauce - 2 tsp.
Tomato  Sauce - 2  tsp. 
Pepper Powder or Crushed Pepper - 1/2 tsp.
oil - to fry.
Garlic - 10.(finely chopped)
Ginger - 1 inch.(finely Chopped)
Green chillies - 3. (sliced Diagonally)
salt - As needed (adjust) 

Preparation
  • Thaw the Paneer & cut the Paneer into squares or Rectangle.
  • Quarter the Onions & remove its layers.
  • cut the Capsicum into squares.
  • Finely Chop Ginger & Garlic. Cut the Green Chillies Diagonally. 
  • Mix Soya sauce,Chilli Sauce,tomato  Sauce with 1/2 tsp of Chilli Powder &  keep it ready.
 Method
  • Mix Cornflour,Chilli Powder,Sugar & Salt . Coat the Paneer Cubes in this Mixture Gently, such that Paneer Coats evenly in this dry Powder.Retain the Remaining cornflour Mixture.


  • Heat the tawa or Pan, add 4 tsp of oil,when oil is hot, Gently arrange the Paneer on tawa,fry the Paneer, till it turns Golden on both the sides by flipping the Paneer cubes.Cook in Medium flame. 

  •  When Paneer turns Golden remove from tawa or Pan. Then keep the fried paneer in  a plate.
  • Heat the pan or kadai, add oil, when it is hot add Finely chopped Ginger & Garlic.Saute till, it  turns Golden & aromatic.

  • Add squared Onion,Capsicum & Green chilly.Saute till it turns light Golden at the Edges.
  • Add the Sauces,cook till the raw smell of Sauces disappears.

  • Mix the remaining corn flour with 4 tbsp of water & add to the sauces.
  •  Cook till sauces thickens. Now add fried Paneer, Mix Gently till everything Combines. Serve the Chilli Paneer hot.

Notes
  • you can Garnish with Celery or Spring Onions before Serving.
  • Always fry the Paneer in medium low flame, don't cook for longer time else it turns rubbery.
  • I fried the Paneer in tawa, instead you can deep fry also.
  • For more spiciness you can replace tomato  sauce with tomato Chilli  Sauce. 
  • Adding Cornflour at last gives glaze texture to Paneer.