Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chilly paneer with step by step pictures


When I am in a restaurant, there are some particular dishes which I read over and over again  but  never bothered  to order or wonder how it tastes. Chilly paneer is one such thing, my few friends here have been telling me that  there are  some Indian restaurants around where they  serve very good chilly paneer. But nope.. I still didnt want to taste it ! Wondering what changed now ?? Since my parents are here on holiday I have been cooking a lot for them and the  other day when  I was cooking  my Paneer butter masala  my mum asked me whether I know how to make chilly paneer. I used to think that chilly paneer is popular only in my age group and is a relatively new thing, but she told me that years ago  when I was a school girl our family went for a holiday  somewhere and we ordered chilly paneer from a restaurant along with roti  and the taste of  that chilly  paneer is something she cant forget and still in her tongue ! Well after that  I had to rethink about my outlook towards the whole chilly paneer and thats how decided to go ahead make this especially for my mum :) And the verdict ....yes I loved it too. Now when  I want to make a dry paneer dish I dont have to always rely on Kadai paneer, infact I liked it better than kadai paneer :) So if you are paneer fan and like Indo chinese food, this is the kind of dish for u.



Ingredients

For marinade and frying 
Paneer - 250 gm
Maida/ plain flour - 4 tbs
Cornflour - 2 tbs
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4-1/2 cup
Oil for shallow frying 

For sauce
Onion - 2 medium ( cubed )
Capsicum/ pepper - 1
Green chillies - 2( cut diagnoly )
Minced ginger - 1 tsp
Minced garlic - 1tsp
Tomato sauce/ tomato ketchup - 3 tbs
Soya sauce - 2 tbs
Chilly garlic sauce - 2  tbs
Salt 
Cornflour - 1 tbs
Water - 3 tbs

Method
  • In a bowl add Plainflour, cornflour, salt,pepper, ginger garlic paste and water and make a batter ( thick enough to coat the paneer )                                                                                                 




  • Dip the paneer in the batter and shallow fry them in a pan adding oil flipping the sides until they are golden brown. Drain it on paper towel / kitchen tissue and keep it aside.                                     
  •    In the same pan add minced ginger, minced garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes.                          
   

  • Add cubed onions  and chopped green chillies and saute until onions are soft.                                   

           

  • Add tomato sauce.                                                                                                              
               

                        
  • Add soya sauce .                                                                                                                          
     
  • Add chilly garlic sauce and cook for few minutes until oil starts to separate.                                                                                                              


  • Add chopped capsium and stir for 1-2 minutes.                                                                    
                                                                               
  • Now add the fried paneer cubes and coat it in the sauces and cook it covered for 3- 5 minutes.                                                                                                                                 

  • Finally dissolve 1 tbs of corn flour in 3 tbs of water and pour this to the paneer and mix well. Cook for another 1-2 minute and turn of the flame.                                                                

    Enjoy !!



31 comments:

Supriya Nair said...

Love the recipe. Looks so yummy. Love the clicks. Especially the first one with the Chardonnay white wine. Gives an extra special to the click.

Rafeeda AR said...

looks absolutely yummy... love the clicks, awesome!!!

Rekha Vengalil said...

Vinee this looks delicious and I am sure making this soon :-)

Preeti Tamilarasan said...

wow it is so tempting vineetha.. liked all your clicks.. thanks for sharing step-by-step photos too :)

Shibi Thomas @ FlavzCorner said...

Tongue tickling paneer recipe!!! I never tried it either. Bookmarking this recipe!!!

Shema | LifeScoops said...

Looks so scrumptious... welcome back after the break :)

Venisri Senthan said...

That looks spicy! I love it ;)



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Vimitha Anand said...

I wish I could come over. looks so good

Veena Theagarajan said...

tempting.. looks yummy

divya said...

Oh wow, I'm drooling! Thanks for the recipe, definitely going to try it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent and stunning pics of chill paneer.
Deepa

Divya Shivaraman said...

wow...perfectly made and clicked...what i loved about this is you did not fry paneer deeply..wonderful colour and presentation

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Tempting chilli paneer

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

wow, looks awesome...I also make it similar way, but i do the coating and frying mostly for gobi or mushroom manchurian (dry type) You should try this same with Tofu as well, and try without the maida coating...still comes out great.

Charu Srivastava said...

chilli paneer is my alltime fav...luks yumm!!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

The colour is striking, picture with paneer and just the chopstick is beautiful!

Chitz said...

Wow, looks very tempting dear.. I too have never tried to make them. Must try them soon.. Ur pics r tempting me..

Suchismita Majumdar said...

Am not a big paneer fa, but chilly paneer is something I can eat and live eating :-) How are you doing that your parents have gone back? Take care

Maha Gadde said...

d name it self tempting n mouth watering..hw can scroll down da..2nd clik is too gud.

Anonymous said...

Amazing recipe, just made it...delicious!

Vineetha Sush said...

@anonymous...Thank u for the feedback, I m glad it turned out delcious :)

Anonymous said...

Just tried this recipe, and it tasted delicious to say the least! By far the most fuss free and best recipe i've come across for chilly paneer :)

Vineetha Sush said...

@anonymous...thank u so much for letting me know..so happy to hear that it turned out good :)

Sonia Sarkar said...

Looks yummy.

prati s said...

i tried the recipe....and everyone loved it. Now they are suggesting to replace the paneer with chicken pieces....

shamsher khan said...


Oh that is cool!!! I can't wait to make this for our feast :)
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Rajesh Kumar said...

Oh yummy yummy! this looks so good. I love these kind of easy but so full of flavor dishes! Indian food

Riddhi Agrawal said...

I love chilly paneer too much...i m the fan of it and whenever I prefer going to restaurants I always used to order chilly paneer...!!!♡♡

Riddhi Agrawal said...

I love chilly paneer too much and I m fan of it.......!!♡♡