Paneer is a hot favourite for most Indians. A bowl of soft paneers floating in a bed of masalas is a sight to behold. 🙂
Be it an appetizer or gravy or rice. Paneer always wins!
This recipe is one such popular paneer dish – Chilli Paneer – Spicy, tangy and delicious 🙂
Video Link: Chilli Paneer
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Paneer / Cottage cheese – 360g – cubed
Red onions – 1 – chopped finely
Bell Peppers – 1 – chopped finely
Green chillies – 2 to 3 – slit lengthwise
Garlic – 2 cloves – chopped finely
Corn Flour – 4 tbsp
Rice flour – 1 tbsp
All purpose flour – 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Tandoori Masala – 1 tsp
Vinegar (synthetic) – 1 to 2 tbsp
Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
Red chilli sauce – 1 to 2 tbsp (adjust according to the spice level needed)
Oil – needed for shallow fry
Salt – to taste
Water – about a cup
Prepare the coating for paneer by mixing corn flour, all-purpose flour, rice flour, tandoori masala, red chilli powder and salt with enough water to for a batter like consistency.
Now heat enough oil in a wide bottomed pan. Dip the cubed paneer in the corn flour mix and shallow fry till Golden Brown.
Drain on a paper towel and keep it aside.
In the same pan, fry the chopped onions, garlic, green chillies and bell pepper.
Sauté for 4-5 minutes before adding the vinegar, soy sauce, red chilli sauce and salt.
*Adjust the sauces as per your preference of taste.
Sauté till the sauce thickens. Then, add the fried paneer. Mix well but gently.
Garnish with coriander leaves or some spring onions.
Serve hot with flavoured rice or roti or with a hot cup of tea 🙂