Chilli Paneer

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Servings: 2

Ingredients

For Batter

2 tbsp refined flour

3 tbsp corn starch

A pinch of Salt

¼ cup water

1 tbsp corn starch (for Coating paneer)

250 gms Paneer, cut in cubes

Oil to deep fry

For Chilli Paneer Sauce

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped

1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped

2 dry red chilli, roughly chopped

1 tbsp celery, chopped

1 medium onion, cut in quarters

1 small capsicum, cut in cubes

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 fresh red & green chilli, sliced

1 tbsp green chilli sauce

1 tbsp Sweet & Sour sauce

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp corn flour slurry (corn flour + water mixed)

Handful of spring onion, sliced (white with Green part)

Garnish

Spring onions, chopped

Toasted sesame seeds

Process

  • For Coating paneer add refined flour, corn flour, salt and water to a bowl, mix well and set aside till in use.
  • Add the corn starch to the paneer cubes and coat well, pour over the prepared batter and mix well coating all the paneer cubes evenly.
  • Deep fry the coated paneer cubes till light golden, drain on absorbent paper. Set aside till in use.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic, whole red chilli and celery. Mix well and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add onions and capsicum, sauté till onions are fragrant.
  • Add soy sauce and toss well to coat. Add fresh red and green chillies, sauté for a few seconds.
  • Add green chilli sauce, sweet & sour sauce, mix and toss well.
  • Add little water, sugar and cook till it melts.
  • Add some more water and the corn flour slurry, cook till the sauce thickens.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes and spring onions, toss well.
  • Garnish with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds.
  • Serve immediately.
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