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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Recipe- Chili Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

Chili Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

Looking for some quick, easy and something out of 'daily routine' recipe? Tasty Chilli Paneer is one option! Chilli paneer is Indian Chinese cuisine and a delicious starter loved by everyone; one of favorite options when you dine out and interestingly it is very easy. I tried hands on it at home and this is a tasty surprise!  It can be served with rice or noodles. Great for paneer lovers.



To Marinade

  • Cubed Paneer (Cottage Cheese) - 200 gm
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 Tbsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Black pepper ½ tsp

For Batter and Frying Paneer

  • Corn Starch ¼ cup
  • All-purpose flour ½ cup
  • Oil 2 tsp.
  • Salt  per taste
  • Oil to deep fry paneer

To Make Sauce

  • Green chili Chopped 1
  • Chopped Ginger 1 tsp.
  • Chopped Garlic 1 tsp.
  • Green Capsicum Chopped - 1
  • Onion Chopped - 1
  • Corn Starch 1/2 tsp.
  • Soya sauce -1-2 tsp.
  • Chili sauce 1-2 tsp.
  • Tomato sauce- 1-2 tsp.
  • Vinegar 1 tsp.
  • Black Pepper powder 1-2 tsp.
  • Salt as per taste


  • Marinade paneer with ginger- garlic paste, salt and black pepper and keep in refrigerator for 1 hour
  • To make batter mix the corn flour and all-purpose flour, oil, salt and mix it very well with your hand and then add water and mix thoroughly, it should be thick enough to coat paneer
  • Now heat oil in a pan and dip paneer in batter and fry till golden brown keep them aside
  • To make sauce add oil in a pan in high flame and add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies and let them fry
  • Add chopped capsicum and onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes
  • Now to make sauce thickener take ¼ cup water and mix ½ tsp. corn flour and mix it well, add this to sauce.
  • Now add tomato sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar, salt, black pepper and let them cook
  • Add the fried paneer cubes and coat it in the sauces and cook it for 4-5 minutes
  • Serve it hot!

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