Chilli Paneer Recipe | Paneer starter recipe | Paneer chilli dry restaurant style

chilli paneerChilli paneer dry is an Indo chinese dish .Anyone who prefers to eat less spices and masala ,would definitely vote for Indo chinese dish.Paneer chilli dry is a popular veg starter and also ordered as a side dish to have with veg fried rice,hakka noodles etc.It is made with a well balanced combination of fried cottage cheese(paneer) ,capsicum,onion and sauces.Once tried you will be tempted to try this recipe again and again 😉 .

So without too much of blah blah shouldn’t I be directly giving you the recipe 🙂 ?? Yes of course,it doesn’t need much introduction .. it’s all about chilli(spicy) and paneer.So,here comes the recipe.For video recipe click here:

Ingredients required :
Paneer/Cottage cheese - 200 gms
all purpose flour / maida - 1/4th cup
corn flour - 1/4th cup
salt - as per taste
capsicum - 1/2 portion of a medium sized capsicum.
onion - 1
finely chopped garlic - 1 tbsp
finely chopped ginger - 1 tbsp
finely chopped green chilli - 1 tsp
soya sauce - 1.5 tbsp
vinegar - 1 tbsp
chilli sauce - 2 tbsp
tomato sauce(optional) - 1 tbsp
chopped spring onion greens - 2 to 3 tbsp
Oil - for deep frying paneer and for 2 tbsp for shallow frying

Method : 
* Mix maida,corn flour and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl.
* Add water as required and make a thick batter.Do not make the batter watery.
* Now add the paneer cut into an inch long slices or cubes.
* Mix it well and give a nice coating of batter to all the paneer slices.
* Next deep fry the batter coated paneer slices in oil.
* Keep the flame high while deep frying so that paneer doesn't absorb oil.
* once the paneer slices have got a crispy outer layer,remove them from oil and
  transfer them onto a tissue paper.
* Next in the oil deep fry onion slices and capsicum slices for about 1 minute.
  (Please refer the photo below)
* Similarly deep fry chopped capsicum for 1 minute.Keep aside the fried 
  onion and capsicum slices.
* Next,in a pan heat up 2 tbsp of oil.
* Once the oil is heated well,add garlic and ginger. Saute them for a minute.
* Next add finely chopped green chilli and fry on high flame for about 30 seconds.
* Next add 1.5 tbsps of soya sauce,1 tbsp of vinegar and 2 tbsps of chilli sauce.
* If required add a pinch of salt but remember,sauces will also have salt 
* Mix everything together and allow them to blend for 1 minute.Next add fried 
  onion and capsicum slices.Give a good toss.
* And now add in the crispy fried paneer cubes and mix well.
* Finally add finely chopped spring onion greens.Retain some for garnishing at the end.
* Give a good mix and serve.

Step by step photos :

1.In a mixing bowl take 1/4th cup of all purpose flour.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_08_05.Still001.jpg

2.To this,add 1/4th cup of corn flour.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_12_18.Still002

3.Also add a pinch of salt. chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_16_17.Still003.jpg

4.Mix it well.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_22_00.Still004.jpg

5.Add required quantity of water to make a thick batter as shown in the photo below.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_29_19.Still005chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_51_12.Still006

6.To this thick batter,add the paneer cubes or slices.Cut them either into 1 inch length cubes or rectangular slices.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_54_11.Still007.jpg

7.Give a good coating of the batter to paneer slices.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_00_58_17.Still008.jpg

8.Now deep fry the batter coated paneer slices on high flame until they get a crispy outer layer.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_01_17_17.Still009.jpg

9.Keep aside the fried paneer slices.Next,in the same oil fry chopped onion for only 1 minute as shown in the photo.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_01_54_27.Still010.jpg

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10.After onion,fry capsicum slices too.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_02_26_01.Still013

11.Keep aside the fried onion and capsicum slices.To make chilli paneer,take a nonstick pan and heat up 2 tbsp of oil.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_02_59_11.Still014chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_03_01_18.Still015

12.To the hot oil add finely chopped garlic and ginger.Saute them .chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_03_05_17.Still016chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_03_08_01.Still017

13.Next add green chillies and fry for about 30 seconds.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_03_18_12.Still018.jpg

14.Next add soya sauce,chilli sauce and vinegar.Mix well and allow them blend together for 30 seconds.

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15.Next add fried onion and capsicum and mix well.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_04_03_26.Still022.jpg

16.Add a pinch of salt.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_04_15_29.Still023.jpg

16.Now add fried paneer slices.Give a good toss.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_04_27_25.Still024

17.Now add a tbsp of tomato sauce.However, it is optional.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_04_40_13.Still025

18.Finally add spring onion greens and toss it again.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_04_56_29.Still026.jpg

19.Our paneer chilli dry is ready to serve 🙂 . Garnish it with some more finely chopped spring onion greens.chilli paneer recipe.mp4.00_05_13_23.Still028For the complete video recipe with detailed narration click here:

Happy cooking 🙂 .chilli paneer


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