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September 2, 2013


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As u all know , chilli paneer is an indo-Chinese recipe which has got an awesome blend of indian & chinese ingredients.I made this for my daughter’s lunch along with fried rice. She liked it a lot.I usually make gobi 65 and very rarely i make deep fried paneer recipes..But after trying this , i thought to prepare this very often in my kitchen. Its a great side dish for fried rice & dal rice Winking smile. My daughter relished it with tomato sauce.U can have this as evening snack or as a starter recipe for lunch/dinner.Do try this for ur kids , they’ll love it a lot.


1 cup - 200ml
To marinate
  • Paneer cubes – 1/2 cup (10 pieces)
  • Ginger–garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Maida – 2 tbsp
  • Corn flour/rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Cooking soda – A pinch
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Water , Salt – as needed
For the sauce
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • G&G paste – 1 tsp
  • Green capsicum – 1/2 no
  • Big onion – 1 no (chop roughly)
  • Green chilli – 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves – 5 nos (-do-)
  • Tomato sauce – 1.5 tbsp
  • Soya sauce – 1/8 tsp 
  • Pepper powder or red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Spring onions – to garnish

  • Soak paneer pieces in hot water for sometime.In a wide bowl , take the flour , g&g paste , salt & pepper powder.Add little water to make a thick batter.Drain all the water completely and then add the paneer cubes & make sure the batter coats the paneer pieces very well. Leave it aside.
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  • In a kadai , heat oil and saute the onions , green chillies and garlic..Now add all the tomato sauce , soya sauce , salt & mix well.Lastly add the capsicum pieces & saute for a minute. Capsicum should be crunchy. So don’t saute too much. Add the pepper powder ..
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  • At the same time deep fry the paneer pieces & add them immediately to the above sauteed mixture..& toss well for few seconds..By doing this way paneer pieces can retain its crispness for sometime while eating.. ( For more crispness , deep fry paneer pieces twice before adding to the onion mixture (ie , first deep fry the paneer pieces &set aside.After it becomes warm again deep fry & add them to the sauteed mixture ) I got this tip from a road side chaat shop )
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Serve immediately.Enjoy eating hot with fried rice or as starter !

I served like this for my daughter Smile
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  1. The sheer color of this dish is making me go hungry. Love the color. Well presented dear :)

  2. VEry very tempting and delicious dear, awesome clicks...

  3. Wow can't take my eyes out from ur clicks... It's so sharp, clear and attractive dear....

  4. Give me that plate, i want to finish it rite now, super tempting chilly paneer.

  5. That's a lovely recipe....simple to make too....

  6. looks delicious and very tempting chitra :)

  7. chilli paneer looks delicious and tempting.

  8. How to make paneer??

    1. Please chk this link : http://www.chitrasfoodbook.com/2014/07/homemade-paneer-recipeindian-cooking.html

  9. Thank you very much. Outstanding dishes. Appreciate with 7Stars*******


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