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Chilli Paneer

  Jan 11, 2021 |   Chetna Gupta |
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  • 3 serves
  • 00h:10m prep
  • 00h:15m cook

Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is tossed in a flavorful spicy sauce made with soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar!

Tastes great with fried rice or hakka noodles. Indo-Chinese is a cuisine in itself and hugely popular back home in India.

Ingredients

FOR FRYING:

  • ¼ cup of cornflour
  • 2 tbsp maida / plain flour
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 12 cubes paneer/cottage cheese
  • oil, for frying

FOR SAUCE:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ½ capsicum, sliced
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp water
Cooking Instructions
  1. Firstly, in a small bowl take ¼ cup cornflour and 2 tbsp maida.
  2. Also, add ¼ tsp pepper powder and ½ tsp salt.
  3. Form a smooth lump free batter adding ¼ cup water.
  4. Now dip 12 cubes paneer and coat uniformly
  5. Deep fry in hot oil making sure the flame is on medium
  6. Stir occasionally until the paneer cubes turn golden brown and crisp.
  7. Drain off the fried paneer and keep aside.
  8. In a large Kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 2 clove garlic, 1 chilli
  9. Also, saute 1 onion and ½ capsicum on high flame for a minute.
  10. Further add 1 tsp chilli sauce, 2 tbsp tomato sauce, 1tbsp vinegar and 2 tbsp soy sauce.
  11. Now add ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp pepper powder and ¼ tsp salt.
  12. Stir fry until the sauce is combined well.
  13. Prepare the cornflour slurry by mixing 1 tsp cornflour in 2 tbsp water.
  14. Pour the cornflour slurry into the wok and mix continuously.
  15. Stir fry until the sauce turns glossy and thickens.
  16. Add in fried paneer and mix well.

Finally, enjoy chilly paneer

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