Chilli Paneer


Chilli Paneer

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The traditionally non-vegetarian dish viz. Chilli chicken is modified for vegetarians. This melt in the mouth starter flavoured with all the ethnic chinese flavours is an all time favourite that is really easy to prepare. Serve it as a starter or even as accompaniment for your main meal.

Chilli Paneer recipe - How to make Chilli Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


3/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 12 mm. ( 1/2") thick strips
oil for deep-frying

For The Batter
1/4 cup cornflour
1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp soy sauce
pinch of baking powder
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) , chopped
2 tsp chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
2 to 3 green chillies , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/4 cup capsicum , sliced
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 3 tablespoons water
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1/2 cup spring onion greens , chopped

Method
    Main procedure
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the batter in a bowl and make a smooth batter by adding approximately ¼ cup of water.
  2. Coat the paneer pieces with the batter and deep fry in hot oil over a high flame till the paneer is golden brown.
  3. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil and add the ginger, garlic, celery, spring onion whites and green chillies and sauté over a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the capsicum and sauté for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the soya sauce, sugar, cornflour paste and salt and allow it to come to a boil.
  4. Toss in the fried paneer and mix well.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with the spring onion greens.

Reviews

Chilli Paneer
 on 12 Aug 18 03:05 PM
5

Hello, I don''t have celery available, what can I use as a substitute?
Tarla Dalal
13 Aug 18 08:42 AM
   Hi Purnima, You can skip adding celery.
Chilli Paneer
 on 04 Jan 18 09:27 PM
5

good.
Tarla Dalal
24 Jul 18 10:29 AM
   Glad you liked the chilli paneer recipe.
Chilli Paneer
 on 20 Oct 17 03:21 PM
5

How many grams is 3/4th cup paneer?
Tarla Dalal
23 Oct 17 09:27 AM
   Hi, it is approx 160 gms...
Chilli Paneer
 on 03 Sep 17 11:06 PM
5

Nice recipe
Chilli Paneer
 on 23 Jul 17 12:35 PM
4

yummy.......mouthwatering racipe.must try in monsoon season.
Tarla Dalal
24 Jul 17 08:43 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them.Happy Cooking !!
Chilli Paneer
 on 08 Jun 17 08:21 PM
5

Nice recipe n easy to make
Tarla Dalal
09 Jun 17 09:48 AM
   Hi Kamna , we are delighted you loved the Chilli Paneer recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Chilli Paneer
 on 08 Apr 17 08:52 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
08 Apr 17 05:14 PM
   Thanks for the feedback.
Chilli Paneer
 on 28 Mar 17 07:31 PM
5

Lot of restaurants use big square pieces of onion and capsicum whereas in this recipe you have use finely chopped onions i like it better when u have cruncy pieces of onion and capsicum with paneer. Just want to know which cutting is more authentic for chilli paneer
Tarla Dalal
29 Mar 17 04:58 PM
   Hi Madhur, Yes you can make it with onion and capsicum cubes to get the restaurant feel.
Chilli Paneer
 on 07 Dec 16 06:29 PM
5

loved the recipe.. it was delicious :)
Chilli Paneer
 on 30 Nov 16 03:34 PM
5

Can we make batter without using baking powder... I mean is it necessary to add baking powder
Tarla Dalal
01 Dec 16 08:32 AM
   Hi, Do add baking powder as it gives it a little fluffiness.
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