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Friday, November 12, 2010

Paneer chilli

Cooking Time Required: 25-30 mins
Cost of preparation: 50-55 rupees

Ingredients: Paneer ( 250 gms), capsicum ( 1 no, medium ), onion ( 2 nos, medium ), red chillis ( 3-4 nos), cornflour ( 2 tbs ), ginger garlic paste ( 1 tsp ), cumin powder ( 1/3 tsp ), chilli powder ( 1 tsp ), tomato sauce ( 2-3 tbs ), chinese salt ( 1/3 tsp, optional ), oil, turmeric, salt.

Preparation: Cut the paneer into large cubes. Boil water in a saucepan along with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric . Add the paneer cubes and boil for 6-7 mins till they become very soft. Remove and keep aside to cool.

Cut the onion and capsicum into big chunks.Grate one-half of an onion .

Mix the cornflour, ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, chilli powder (1/3 tsp), onion paste and salt along with a little water into a thick paste.

Cooking: Heat oil in a wok for frying the paneer cubes. Coat the paneer cubes with the cornflour paste and put into the oil. Fry till golden brown on both sides. Remove and keep aside on blotting paper to absorb excess oil.

Heat a frying pan. Pour 2-3 tsp oil. Add the red chillis. Stir for 30 secs and then add the onion and chillis. Stir for 2-3 mins and then add the paneer cubes. Sprinkle salt, chinese salt and chilli powder. Stir fry on high flame for 1-2 mins and then add the sauce. Fry till the water goes off. Serve hot with rice and dal fry.

Tip: Cook on a high flame to ensure that the vegetables retain their crunchiness and do not turn soggy.


  1. Fingerlicking paneer chilli...yumm!

  2. I cant open the comment page m chicken in mustrad garlic. please check.
    The dish is verey nice and new for me. Will try soon


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