Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Chilli Paneer

  Today I am sharing one of the most popular and loved paneer dishes,chili paneer.This is again an Indo-Chinese dish,with a sweet and sour taste.There can be many variations of this dish,the one I am sharing today is the deep fried version of the dish.Here I have deep fried the paneer pieces dipped in batter .this makes the paneer cubes yummier as the coating allows the sauces to stick to the cubes.This can be made as  a dry side dish ,or can also be made as  a gravy item.The gravy item goes very well with fried rice.

paneer-250 grams approximately
For batter
  • Maida or all purpose flour-1 tablespoon
  • cornflour-1 heaped teaspoon
  • oil-1 or 2 teaspoon
  • salt-as per taste
  • pepper powder 

For gravy
  • Vinegar-1 to 2 teaspoons 
  • dark soy sauce-2 teaspoons
  •  green chili sauce-2 teaspoons
  • tomato ketchup-2 teaspoons
  • garlic mince -2 teaspoons 
  • ginger mince-1 teaspoon
  • onion  _1 cup (diced)
  • capsicum-1 cup (diced)
  • spring onion for garnish
  • salt as per taste
  • sugar -1 teaspoon
  • green chillies 2 to 3

Ingredients for the batter

the sauces needed

Rest of the ingredients for the gravy

Mix the ingredients for the batter and keep it ready ,let it set for 15 minutes
I have used home made paneer,if you wish you can use thwe store bought variety.To se how home made paneer is prepared click hereMaking paneer from scratch
paneer cubes,

Dip the paneer in the batter and deep fry in medium hot oil

mix the sauces and keep ready(mix only vinegar ,chilli and soy sauce)

Start with frying the onions and capsicum and green chillies

Then in goes the ginger and garlic mince


The sauces

Pour little water in the leftover batter and cook in low flame

Cover and cook for 5 minutes

Add the tomato ketchup


The fried paneer pieces



 Garnish with spring onions and serve with fried rice

I have shared the dry variety of chilli paneer,where I have added little water for the gravy.If you wish to keep more fravy add one teaspoon of corn flour to half cup of water and boil at the end .
Tip-Do keep checking the salt ,as the sauces are high on salt already.

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