A mouthwatering Chilli Paneer is a famous Indo-Chinese recipe which is very yummy and easy to cook. This dish can be served as a starter or as a side dish for fried rice, Roti, Chapatti, Naan, noodles etc.
• ½ cup of all-purpose flour
• 1/3 cup corn flour
• ½ tablespoon black pepper
• Salt as per your taste
• ½ tablespoon red chili powder
• 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
• ½ bowl water
• Cottage cheese (cubical pieces)
• Oil for shallow frying paneer (cottage cheese)
• Ginger & Garlic
• 1-2 green chilies
• 1 Onion (medium sized pieces – triangular / square shape)
• 1 tomato (medium sized pieces – triangular / square shape)
• 1 capsicum (medium sized pieces – triangular / square shape)
• 3 tablespoon tomato sauce (Ketchup)
• 2 tablespoon red chilli sauce
• 1 tablespoon vinegar
• 1 ½ soy sauce
To make Chilli paneer, I have taken ½ cup of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup corn flour, add salt per your taste, ½ tablespoon black pepper, ½ tablespoon red chili powder, 1 ½ tablespoon soya sauce, Mix it well, Add ½ bowl water and make it a paste, cut cottage cheese into medium size cubes (or any shape you want), Roll and dip cubical pieces of cottage cheese in the paste. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, deep fry on medium heat until the edges start to turn golden brown. Transfer the cottage cheese cubes to the plate with paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
Now we will prepare the gravy for chili paneer.
Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan, Add fresh chopped pieces of ginger & garlic and sauté for a few 1-2 minutes. Add 1-2 chopped green chilies. Cut onion, capsicum (seedless) & tomato (seedless) into medium sized pieces – triangular / square shape and mix it well. Add 3 tablespoon tomato sauce. Add 2 tablespoon red chilli sauce, Add 1 tablespoon vinegar, Add 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce, Mix it well and add salt as per your taste (Keep in mind, we already added salt before too). Add a hint of black pepper and red chilli as per your taste. Add a mixture of – (1 tablespoon corn flour + 2-3 tablespoon water). Keep stirring continuously… Reduce the heat and add pieces of cottage cheese, Mix it well and cook for few more minutes. Add 4-5 tablespoon water at the end while mixing so that the mixture didn’t stick to the bottom of the wok. Cook it for a while!! – That’s it!!! – Smells really good!!
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