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Chilli Paneer

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Time25 Min
DifficultyEasy
Serves2

Chilli Paneer is one of those delicacies kids and family members crave for from time to time. Be it at a wedding party, school event or a rainy evening, a piping hot bowl of chilli paneer is enough to light up smiles on faces. Chilli paneer restaurant-style is served with gravy along with rice noodles or fried rice. Fried paneer cubes are tossed in a sweet, spicy and savoury sauce and deep-fried w ... ith a flour coating on top. What's interesting is how the paneer is smoked with the spices to bring out its unique flavours. For a step-by-step tutorial on how to make chilli paneer at home, we have put up a chilli paneer video online for you. It lists all the ingredients needed to make the dish along with a few variations you can try out. If you want a crunchy texture, you can add chopped cashews and a few roasted nuts to enhance the taste. For those who are vegan or have lactose-intolerance, we recommend using tofu instead of paneer for this dish. You will still yield the same results in terms of flavour and texture.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre408 Cal408 Cal408 Cal408 Cal
  • 23gProtein
  • 16gFat
  • 42gCarbs
  • 5gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Atta

Atta

2 tablespoons

Salt

Salt

1 teaspoon

Light Soy Sauce

Light Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon

Jaggery Powder

Jaggery Powder

1 teaspoon

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

6 pieces

Dark Soy Sauce

Dark Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon

Corn Flour

Corn Flour

1 tablespoon

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon

Dairy

Paneer

Paneer

200 g

Fruits & Vegetables

Ginger

Ginger

2 teaspoons

Onion

Onion

1 unit

Spring Onion

Spring Onion

6 g

Capsicum Green-regular

Capsicum Green-regular

0.5 unit

Capsicum Red-regular

Capsicum Red-regular

0.5 unit

Other

Rice Flour

Rice Flour

2 tablespoons

Pepper

Pepper

0.5 teaspoons

Garlic

Garlic

10 g

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

2 units

Water

Water

0.5 cups

Directions
1
Fine chop the garlic, ginger, spring onions and green chilli. Set aside. Cut the paneer into cubes. Cut the onion, green capsicum, red bell pepper into small triangles. Set aside.
2
Marinate the paneer in chopped ginger, chopped garlic, soy sauce and a pinch of salt. Mix well and let it rest for 5 min.
3
In the meantime, in a mixing bowl add salt, black pepper crushed, whole wheat flour, rice flour, cornflour, and 2 tablespoon water to combine all the ingredients and make a thick batter. Add marinated paneer and mix to evenly coat.
4
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees c. Grease a baking tray with a little oil and arrange the marinated, batter coated paneer dices. Bake it for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until it turns golden brown and crispy. Keep it aside.
5
Soak the dry red chilli in warm water for 15 minutes and drain the water. Blend to make a fine paste. Cook the chilli paste in 1 teaspoon of oil until it turns thick and is cooked through. Set aside.
6
Heat the oil in a pan or wok over a medium flame. Add chopped garlic, ginger, green capsicum, red bell pepper and saute for a few seconds. Now add the cut onions. Stir-fry till the capsicum have partially cooked but are still crunchy. Add green chilli , chilli paste and cook well and for a few minutes. Then add some water and stir it. Cook till the oil separates.
7
Add apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, jaggery powder, salt, and a pinch of black pepper powder. Mix well and check seasoning. The sauce should be of coating consistency. Add the crispy paneer to a pan and add an appropriate amount of sauce.
8
Toss to evenly coat and combine. Check seasoning
9
Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve.

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We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.

What is Chili Paneer?

Chilli Paneer is one of the most favourite dishes of all time among every age group. Chilli Paneer is always at the top position in the list of the most ordered dishes in restaurants. Chilli paneer is also favourite among newbie cooks because the Chilli Paneer recipe is very easy and doesn’t require many ingredients. Chilli paneer is on the priority list not only because of its taste but also because it is a dish with high nutritional value as paneer is a rich source of protein. Here are some chilli paneer recipes for you to enjoy.

Different Paneer Dishes

Paneer dishes have different variations like Paneer Masala , Shahi Paneer , Paneer Korma , Mattar Paneer , Tava paneer, paneer butter masala, Kadai Paneer ,Paneer Bhurji , the list is endless and sure to leave everyone drooling. Chilli paneer recipe come in many variations with some differences in texture and taste. Let us have a look at the ingredients required to make chilli paneer. Paneer/Tofu/Cottage cheese(Please remember that paneer is unsalted whileCottage Cheese is salted and is more creamy, so add salt in your paneer chilli recipe accordingly). Bell pepper/Capsicum Soy sauce Tomato ketchup Green chilli sauce Maida/All purpose flour Corn starch Salt Sugar Water Green chillies Onions Ginger Garlic Spring onions Celery(optional) Seedless dry red chillies Oil

Method of Preparation for Paneer Chilly Dry

Chili paneer recipe can be made in different ways though the differences are minor. In some chili paneer recipes, schezwan sauce is used; in some chilli paneer ki recipe, ketchup and red chilli sauce are used, while in some paneer chili recipe, instead of sugar, sweet and sour sauce with green chilli sauce is used. Now let us have a look at the paneer chilli dry recipe To make a paneer chilli dry recipe, we need the exact above-mentioned ingredients. Method of cooking paneer chilly/Chilli paneer banane ki vidhi: Take some maida/all-purpose flour in a bowl. Add some corn starch to it. Add a pinch of salt and then add water to make it into a nice flowing batter. Make sure that the batter has a flowing consistency and is not either very thin or very thick. Cut paneer into cubes and toss it in some corn starch, just enough to give it a coating. This will make sure that the paneer is crispy. Now pour the maida batter on the coated paneer. Take some oil in a pan and deep fry the paneer in oil. Don’t stir the paneer initially and when the paneer coated with batter takes a shape, gently stir the paneer. When the paneer becomes golden brown, take it out of the oil and let it cool for some time. To make paneer chilly gravy, finely chopped spring onions, celery, and dry red chilly. Make sure that the seeds of dry red chilly are removed. Pour some oil in a pan, add finely chopped ginger, garlic, whole red chilli, celery, onion cut in quarters, capsicum, and stir fry it for a minute or two. Make sure that you don’t overcook the veggies. Now add some soy sauce, just enough to coat the veggies. Add some green chilli sauce and ketchup(ketchup can be replaced with sweet and sour sauce). Add some water and some corn starch to make it into a slurry. The corn starch helps in thickening the slurry. Add a pinch of sugar and salt to taste. Add the fried paneer into the slurry, some freshly chopped spring onions, and again cook it for a minute or two. Tasty paneer chilly is ready to be served!

Restaurant-Style Gravy Paneer Chilli Recipe

The ingredients required to make a restaurant-style gravy chilli paneer recipe is as follows: Paneer/tofu/cottage cheese(cut into cubes)(200 gm) Capsicum/Bell pepper(1 medium size) Onions(1 medium size) Ginger(2 tablespoons) Garlic(4 tablespoons) Green chillies (6 slits) Spring onions Red chilli powder Turmeric powder Oil(5 tablespoons) Water(1.5 cups) Corn flour(2 tablespoons) White pepper powder Salt Schezwan sauce(3 tablespoons) Soy sauce(1 teaspoon) Red chilli sauce(1 tablespoon) Hot and sweet sauce(optional) Method of cooking chilli paneer/ Restaurant-style gravy chilli paneer banane ki vidhi: Take a kadhai and heat the kadhai on high flame. To avoid burning and sticking paneer on the kadai, before the kadhai becomes too hot, add a spoon of oil and rub it with tissue paper to spread oil uniformly on the kadai. Repeat the process once again. Now add a tablespoon of oil to the hot kadhai. Keep the flame high. Add the paneer cubes, add some red chilli powder, turmeric powder, white pepper powder, some salt, and cook it for two minutes. Toss the paneer cubes and do not stir them, or else there is a chance of the paneer breaking into pieces. Again add some oil to the kadai, make sure that the flame is kept high. Add some finely chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies, and cook it for a few seconds. Now add onion shells, some capsicum, and a handful of spring onion whites. Add some salt and cook on high flame for a minute. Add some schezwan sauce, soy sauce, and red chilli sauce. If you are using homemade red chilli sauce, add some white vinegar to it. Add some hot and sweet sauce(this is optional) and add some white pepper powder and salt. Add some freshly chopped spring onions and then stir and cook for a few seconds. Now add water to the mixture(adding hot water is recommended). Take some corn starch, mix it with some water and add it to the gravy. This helps to thicken the gravy. Now the final step is to add the paneer cubes and give it a good stir. Cook the paneer for a minute and the restaurant-style chilli paneer recipe is ready! Chili paneer recipe is quite easy and can be tried at home by anybody. The best part is that chilli paneer can be cooked with great perfection, and the restaurant-style chilli paneer can be made at home, and when restaurant-style food can be cooked at home, then why to wait. Go cook your favourite chilli paneer at home and enjoy!

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