Chilli Paneer



Chilli Paneer
 
Chilli Paneer is a Chinese dish, and one of the favourite Chinese recipes of Indians. Vegetarian love Chilli Paneer, a quick and easy to cook Paneer Recipe.
 
The traditionally non-vegetarian dish viz. Chilli chicken is modified for vegetarians. This melt in the mouth starter flavoured with all the ethnic chinese flavours is an all time favourite that is really easy to prepare. Serve it as a starter or even as accompaniment for your main meal.
 
 
Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: Chinese
Preperation Time:  10 mins 
Cooking Time:  30 mins 
Total Time:  40 mins
Serving: 4
 
Ingredients
 
3/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 12 mm. ( 1/2") thick strips
oil for deep-frying
 
For The Batter
 
1/4 cup cornflour
1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp soy sauce
pinch of baking powder
salt to taste
 
Other Ingredients
 
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) , chopped
2 tsp chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
2 to 3 green chillies , cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/4 cup capsicum , sliced
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 3 tablespoons water
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
 
For The Garnish
 
1/2 cup spring onion greens , chopped
 
Instructions
 
Combine all the ingredients for the batter in a bowl and make a smooth batter by adding approximately ¼ cup of water.
 
Coat the paneer pieces with the batter and deep fry in hot oil over a high flame till the paneer is golden brown.
 
Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
 
How to proceed
 
Heat the oil and add the ginger, garlic, celery, spring onion whites and green chillies and sauté over a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
 
Add the capsicum and sauté for a few more seconds.
 
Add the soya sauce, sugar, cornflour paste and salt and allow it to come to a boil.
 
Toss in the fried paneer and mix well.
 
Serve immediately, garnished with the spring onion greens.



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