Chilli Paneer is the most common and tasty starter for all veggie. it one type of indo-chinese Dish .We can make it dry or gravy. It is one of my favorite Veg Dish or Starter.

 

Preparation Time : 15 mins Cooking Time : 30 to 35 mins Serves : 2

Ingredients:

  • Paneer / cottage cheese – 200 grams cubed
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1/2 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli Sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Cabbage – 200 grams
  • Capsicum / Bell Pepper – 1 large cubed
  • Onion – 2 peeled and cubed
  • Green chilies – 3 to 4 slit
  • Garlic -7 to 8 cloves chopped finely
  • Ginger – 1 inch chopped finely
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Corn Flour / Corn Starch – 1 tbsp
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Curd or water – 1/2 cup (for batter)
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp

Method:

  • Make a thick paste of all the ingredients for marinade as below.
  • Mix flour, cornflour, soy-sauce, red chilli powder, salt & curd/water to form a smooth thin batter.
  • Coat the paneer cubes lightly in batter.
  • Heat 3 to 4 tbsp oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • And shallow fry the paneer pieces until light golden brown.
  • Drain into paper towels and set aside until needed.
  • Now in the remaining oil add in ginger and garlic. Saute for a min.
  • Add in onions, cabbage, capsicum and saute for couple more mins.
  • Now Add soy sauce, vinegar, red chilli powder, salt, chilli sauce and tomato sauce and mix well. Cook for couple of mins.
  • Add renaming batter of paneer and mix well and sauté for a few more seconds.
  • Now add green chilli and fried paneer pieces to the mixture.
  • Mix well without breaking up the paneer pieces.
  • Make sure the sauce coats all sides of the paneer cubes.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with some coriander leaves before serving.
  • This spicy paneer dish tastes best when served hot.