Chilli Paneer

Ingredients (Serves 3)

For the batter

  1. Paneer – 350 gm, cubed
  2. Corn flour – 2 tbsp (I used Argo corn starch)
  3. All purpose flour (maida) – 1.5 tbsp
  4. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
  5. Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Salt – As required
  8. Water – 3 – 4 tbsp or as needed to make a thick batter

For the gravy

  1. Vegetable oil – 1.5 – 2 tbsp
  2. Onion – 1/2 cup, cubed
  3. Ginger – 3/4 tsp, minced
  4. Garlic – 1.5 tsp, minced
  5. Green chilies – 2, diagonally sliced
  6. Green capsicum – 1/2 cup, diced
  7. Dark soy sauce –  2 – 3 tsp
  8. Light soy sauce – 2 tsp
  9. Chili-garlic sauce – 1 tbsp
  10. Tomato ketchup – 2  – 3 tsp
  11. Rice vinegar – 1 – 2 tsp or to taste
  12. Sugar – 2 pinches or to taste
  13. Pepper powder – 1 – 2 pinches
  14. Corn flour – 1.5 tsp mixed in 1/4 cup water, for thickening the gravy ( I used Argo corn starch)
  15. Salt – To taste
  16. Vegetable oil – For deep frying
  17. Spring onion – 1 – 2 tbsp, to garnish

Method

1. Combine the ingredients numbered 2 – 8. Combine paneer cubes with this batter. Set aside for 15 minutes. Deep fry in 2 – 3 batches until golden, takes about 3 minutes, over medium-high heat. Drain on to a paper towel. Keep aside.

2. Heat 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil (you can use the oil that was used for deep-frying the paneer pieces) in a wide pan over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic, green chilies and cook for 30 seconds (do not brown). Add in the onion cubes, capsicum and stir until transparent, about 2 – 3 minutes. Add the sauces –  7 – 13. Mix well.

3. Add corn flour in water little by little, stirring continuously, till the sauce thickens. Taste-check for salt. Add fried paneer. Toss well. Garnish with spring onion. Switch off. Serve hot with fried rice, chapathi or noodles.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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