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September 2, 2013


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As you 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. 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 your 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 (i.e 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 !
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great-secret-of-life said...

looks yum and tempting

Unknown said...

The sheer color of this dish is making me go hungry. Love the color. Well presented dear :)

Lifewithspices said...

sooperr yummm

Raks said...

Super clicks aj too loves this...

Rumana Rawat said...

very yummy starters..

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting dear

Priya Anandakumar said...

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

Menaga Sathia said...

Its our fav too...looks super!!

Akila said...

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

Priya Suresh said...

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

lubnakarim06 said...

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

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious and very tempting chitra :)

Happy’s Cook said...

delicious and tempting

ushaprashanth said...

Very tempting!! colorful!!

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

One of my fav too, very nicely done

Sona said...

chilli paneer looks delicious and tempting.

Anonymous said...

How to make paneer??

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Chitra said...

Thanks for the feedback :)

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