Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce

Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce

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A sauce that combines spices like pepper with garlic can be nothing but exciting! In this yummy preparation, succulent cottage cheese is grilled with a sprinkling of salt and herbs, and then drowned in a tongue-tickling pepper-garlic sauce.

The crisp and soft texture of the paneer together with the peppy flavour of the sauce makes the Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce an amazing preparation, which can be served as a starter or used as part of sizzlers .

The sauce tends to thicken over time, so do not make it too much in advance—if you do, make sure you adjust the consistency with a little water before pouring it over the paneer. The paneer too needs to be grilled just in time, because it can get chewy after a while.

Also have a go at other paneer recipes like the Paneer Parcels or Paneer Potato Rosti .

Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce recipe - How to make Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Grilled Paneer
16 paneer (cottage cheese) slices
4 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
salt to taste

For The Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
2 tsp cornflour
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt to taste

For the grilled paneer

    For the grilled paneer
  1. Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a griller pan, sprinkle ½ tsp of dried oregano and little salt evenly all over. Place the paneer slices and cook on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour from one side. Turnover and cook again on a high flame for 1 minute.
  2. Repeat step 1 to grill 1 more batch. Keep aside.

For the spicy pepper garlic sauce

    For the spicy pepper garlic sauce
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Reheat the spicy pepper garlic sauce, place the grilled paneer slices on a serving plate, pour the prepared spicy garlic sauce evenly over it. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy113 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates5.7 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat8.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A106.4 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.1 mg
Vitamin B2-0.1 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0.5 mg
Folic Acid5.8 mcg
Calcium83.9 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium77.1 mg
Potassium8.8 mg
Zinc0 mg


Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce
 on 25 Sep 18 01:19 PM

The sauce in the recipe looks quite liquidy. Do we need to add water while cooking it? 2tbsp of ketchup will not make it so liquidy. Please advise.
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
29 Sep 18 01:37 PM
   Hello, Apologies. yes, we do add 3/4th cup of water. We will make the correction.
Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce
 on 27 Apr 17 05:08 PM

This is so yummm...... Tne sauce is easy to prepare and paneer too........ i Served it at my kitty and became a hit... A low expense but classy starter.....