p Box o' Spices: Chilli Paneer

Monday, January 22, 2007

Chilli Paneer

This is our favorite Indian-Chinese appetizer. After seeing the Chilli Paneer from Meenakshi of Hooked on Heat I was tempted to try the dish. A slightly different dry version... It turned out good except that the paneer was a bit hard. Guess I had fried it for too long. If anyone has any suggestions pls feel free.



Paneer: 200 grams cut into thin 1 inch squares
Corn flour: 1 tbsp
Paprika: 1/4 tsp
Onion:1 large
Green pepper: 1
Fresh copped ginger and garlic. 1 tsp each
Green chilies: 3 slices thin.
Spring onions. chopped. 1 cup
Soy sauce (I use lilte soy sauce)

Make a paste of corn flour, paprika, salt and water. Coat the paneer with this and marinate for 10 min. Meanwhile heat some oil and add the ginger, garlic, green choilies, onions and peppers. Fry till onion turns brown and capsicum is cooked. Add some salt and soy sauce. Sprinkle some corn flour if you want the dish to be very dry. While the onions are cooking, fry the paneer on a tawa for about 2 minutes on each side. Add the fried paneer and mix. Remove from heat after a couple of minutes.

13 Comments:

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Asha said...

Looks great.You could send this to Coffee's MBP round up.Check my blog.Great dish,enjoy!:))

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Meena said...

Hi SL! Glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe. A good trick I often use is to soak the fried pieces of paneer in a bowl of warm water. This way it still gets it brown colour, and yet is as soft as sponge. Hope that helps!

www.hookedonheat.com

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Thanks Asha. I will try to send it to the MBP. Not suure it qualifes though.

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Thanks Meena. I will try your trick next time. It was still a hit, so am sure I will be making this again.

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Lakshmik said...

The chilli paneer looks delicious. Cannot wait to try this version of chilli paneer.

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Thanks Lakshmi. Do let me know how it turned out.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Seema said...

Hi SL, Loved this chilli paneer. Really its so beautiful, looks spicy too. By the way I am a spice/spicy lover too
Thanx
Seema

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger Nidhi said...

Hey SL, Your recipe for chilli paneer is fantastic and will definitely try it. I also saw it on Meena's blog.... :)

Thanks for sharing your version.

Nidhi.

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger Nidhi said...

Hey SL, Your recipe for chilli paneer is fantastic and will definitely try it. I also saw it on Meena's blog.... :)

Thanks for sharing your version.

Nidhi.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger Vani said...

First time here, SL. Love this recipe. Must have been really spicy! Also your shrimp masala looks very good!

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Seema: Thanks. Food without spice is like flowers without fragrance. Glad you love spice too. Have added you to my blogroll

Nidhi: Thanks. Do let me know how it turns out. Have added you to my blogroll

Vani: Welcome! It wasnt very spicy actually. You could even add some black pepper which I forgot.

 
At 4:03 AM, Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi,
Chilli paneer looks mouthwatering.Thanks for sharing.

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Thanks Menu today :)

 

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