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Thursday, March 26, 2015


Chilli Paneer Dry and Chilli Paneer Gravy-Paneer Chilli 


Paneer/cottage cheese (Chopped in square shape)-100 gm
Onion (Chopped in square shape)-1/2
Green pepper(Chopped in square shape)-1/2
Red pepper(Chopped in square shape)-1/2
Yellow pepper(Chopped in square shape)-1/2
Green chilli (slit)-4
Garlic cloves (chopped)-12
Cornflour-1 and 1/2 tbsp
Soy sauce-2 tbsp
Tomato ketchup-1 tbsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking oil


For chilli paneer dry-
In a bowl: add paneer cubes, 1/2 tsp of kashmiri red chilli powder and 1 tsp cornflour.

Mix it properly so that a coat of corn flour and chilli is created on paneer.
Turn on the flame and heat a frying pan.
Add cooking oil into the pan and let the oil heat.

Add coated paneer cubes into the oil, fry it for 2 minutes on medium heat (shallow fry).
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Take out the fried paneer on kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.
Add chopped garlic into the same pan(use the oil which was earlier used for frying paneer cubes) and fry it for few seconds.
Add chopped onions and fry it for 30 seconds on high flame.
Add all chopped peppers (green, yellow and red) and fry it for a minute on high flame.
Add 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder, green chilli, soya sauce and tomato ketchup into the pan and mix it.
Add 1 tsp cornflour into a bowl with 4 tbsp of water, mix it well and put it into the pan.
Add fried paneer cubes into the pan and little salt, cook it for 30 seconds on medium flame.

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Add chopped spring onion, mix it and turn off the heat.
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Garnish with a bit of finely chopped spring onion and serve it hot as a starter.

*Note-I am going to use half of the chilli paneer dry to make chilli paneer gravy.
For paneer chilli gravy -

Turn on the heat and put half quantity of prepared chilli paneer dry into the pan.
Add 1 tbsp of cornflour and 1/3 glass of water together, mix it well.
Put the batter(cornflour and water) into prepared chilli paneer.
Add little salt and let it boil for a minute.

Turn off the flame and garnish with finely chopped spring onion.
Ready to serve with fried rice, pulav and noodle etc.