Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe
Chilli paneer is a popular Indo-Chinese food. This is an easy to make recipe. It takes hardly 30 minutes to prepare serving of 2 – 3. It goes well with any noodles or fried rice. You can make chilli paneer dry or with gravy. You can adjust thickness of the gravy. I love this as a starter though.
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Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe
- 200 gms Paneer
- 2 + 1 tbsp corn starch (1 to add in gravy)
- 3 tbsp refined flour
- 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- Refined Oil as required for shallow frying
- Salt as per taste
- 1 Capsicum diced to medium cubes
- 2 small Onion 1 sliced thin and 1 diced into medium cubes
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- 1 tsp Green Chilli Sauce (optional)
- 1 tsp Red chilli sauce
- 2 – 3 Green Chillies 3 – 4 slits
- Water – As required
- 1/2 cup Spring onions chopped
- 1 tsp Ginger finely chopped
- 1 tbsp garlic finely minced
- Cut paneer into cubes or into fingers as per your choice. Mix all-purpose flour, salt, 1 tsp corn starch, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp soy sauce. Prepare a thin mixture of coating consistency. Dip the paneer cubes into the mixture.
- Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the paneer cubes till golden brown. Remove from oil once done and place on tissue paper to drain out excess oil.
- Heat 3 – 4 tsp oil in a pan on medium heat. Add crushed or finely chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies, spring onions. Sauté for 1 min. Add sliced onions. Stir for 1 minute. Put all capsicum & onion (diced to medium size). Stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Add 1 tsp of soya sauce, chilli sauce, vinegar and ¼ tsp or lesser (as per taste) black pepper powder to the frying pan and sauté for 30 seconds.
- Add fried paneer cubes to the pan and give them a nice toss.
- In a small bowl add 2 tbsp corn flour and ¼ cup water and slowly add this starch mixture to pan. It will thicken the consistency of the gravy. You can adjust water as per the consistency you require.
- If you want dry chilli paneer then add only 2 tbsp water and add the corn starch mixture to it. If you want with gravy add ¼ to ½ cup water and simmer for some time. Season with salt as per taste.
- Let it boil for 2 – 3 minutes. Turn off the gas and remove from heat. Garnish with spring onions and chilly paneer is ready to serve.
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