Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chili Paneer (Dry)

Paneer - 2 cups cubed
Oil - for shallow frying

For the marinade/batter;
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Corn starch - 2 tbspns
Rice flour - 1 1/2 tbspn(optional)
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp

To make the batter, add all purpose flour, corn starch, rice flour, soy sauce, ginger garlic paste, salt, black pepper and water to a small bowl. Mix until  there are no lumps to a thick batter.
Add the paneer and marinate for 20-25 minutes. In a shallow large pan add about 4-5 tbspns of oil and shallow fry, till golden. Drain on kitchen towel.

For the sauce;
Oil - 1 tbspn
Onion - 1 small
Bell pepper - 1 chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece grated
Garlic - 4-5 cloves, chopped
Green Chilies - 2 small, chopped
Black pepper powder - 1/8 tsp
Soy sauce - 2-3 tbspns or to taste
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbspns
Chili Sauce - 2-3 tsp
Spring Onion - 4 cut
Water 1 tbspn mixed with 1 tsp corn starch
Salt - according to taste

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add ginger, garlic and green chilies. Fry about a minute while continuously stirring. Add the onions and bell pepper. Stir fry for about 1-2 minutes.
Add all the sauces(soy sauce, chili sauce, ketchup) and salt. Mix well. Add the paneer and mix. Keep mixing till the paneer is evenly coated with the sauce. Add the corn starch mix and cook till thicken and no water is left. Remove from heat.
Garnish with spring onions.

Recipe Courtesy: USMasala


  1. Looks delicious...tempted to hav it right now

  2. Avaa ivaallam kavalam kavalamaa saapidum bodhu naan mattum yen paneera paathu bayapadanum-nu oru pidi pidichuten, the other day at your place. Besh besh rombha nannarundhadhu ;-))) Thanks for the yummy treat.

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  5. Delicious! Had some trouble with the batter (didn't use rice flour, so that might have been the issue) plus I don't usually fry stuff so I'm a novice, but the taste was excellent. Just like a restaurant. Thanks for the recipe!