Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe | Restaurant Style Paneer Chilli | with step by step photos and video. A popular recipe from the Indian Chinese cuisine. There are many ways of making it. You can make it dry, semi dry or a gravy version. Today in this post I am sharing the dry version of this recipe.
The recipe is known for its chilli flavour with the creaminess of paneer and spice of Indo-Chinese sauces. An ideal party starter or an appetiser which can also be shared as a side dish with rice or noodles or any rotis.
The dry version of chilli paneer is served as a starter or appetizer snack. The gravy version is had with steamed rice or noodles.
Things to Know :
- Spicing: You can add the amount of soy sauce, red chilli sauce, tomato sauce, green chillies, black pepper, & sugar as per your requirements or taste buds.
- Consistency: In this recipe, you can make the gravy slightly thick or having medium consistency. Just add slightly more water (about ¼ to ⅓) but do not add too much as then the flavors get diluted in the water. You can always check the seasonings and add more if required.
- Frying: You can deep fry or shallow fry or pan fry the paneer cubes. Moreover, do not fry the paneer too much as then they become dense and loose their softness.
How to make chilli paneer dry recipe?
Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe | Restaurant Style Paneer Chilli | with step by step photos and video. A vegetarian version of Chilli Chicken. Particularly the chilli chicken has a huge fan following because of its tender chicken pieces in chilli sauce. Moreover, this recipe is extended to vegetarian option with paneer cubes.
The paneer cubes are coated with flours or batter coated and deep fried. In addition, the fried paneer cubes are tossed in a sweet, sour, and spicy sauce.
Chilli Paneer Dry RecipeCourse: Sides, StarterCuisine: Indo-ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Chilli Paneer Dry Recipe | Restaurant Style Paneer Chilli | with step by step photos and video. A popular recipe from the Indian Chinese cuisine.
- For Frying
150 gms Paneer Cubes
21/2 tbsp Maida
11/2 tbsp Corn Flour
1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Water as needed
4 tbsp Oil for Shallow Frying
- Preparing Sauce
1 tbsp Oil
2 tsp Finely Chopped Garlic
1 tsp Finely Chopped Ginger
2 Green Chilies
1/2 cup Onion (Square Cut)
2 tbsp Green Onions
1 tbsp White Part of Scallions
1/2 cup Capsicum (Square Cut)
2 tsp Soya Sauce
11/2 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce
1 tbsp Tomato Sauce
Salt as Needed
2 pinches of Sugar
1/4 tsp Pepper Powder
2 tsp Corn flour + 1/2 cup of Water
- Firstly, in a bowl add 21/2 tbsp Maida, 11/2 tbsp Corn Flour, 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder and 1/2 tsp Salt. Mix them well.
- Add water gradually and mix it to form a smooth lump free batter.
- Now add 150 gms of paneer cubes and coat them uniformly.
- Heat 4 tbsp oil in pan and add the paneer one by one.
- Flip and fry both the sides, making sure the flame is on medium.
- Stir occasionally until the paneer cubes turn golden brown and crisp.
- Drain off the fried paneer and keep aside.
- Preparing the Sauce
- In a kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and add 2 tsp Finely Chopped Garlic, 1 tsp Finely Chopped Ginger and 2 Green Chilies. Saute them over a low flame until raw smell disappears.
- Now add 1/2 cup square cut onion pieces and saute them for 30 seconds.
- Then add 2 tbsp Green Onions, 1 tbsp White Part of Scallions and 1/2 cup Capsicum (Square Cut). Mix & saute them again for 30 seconds.
- Further add 2 tsp soya sauce, 11/2 tbsp red chili sauce and 1 tbsp tomato sauce. Mix them well.
- Now add 1/4 tsp pepper powder and salt needed for veggies.
- Stir fry until the sauce is combined well.
- Prepare the corn flour slurry by mixing 2 tsp corn flour in 1/2 cup of water.
- Pour the cornflour slurry into the pan and mix continuously.
- Saute until the sauce turns glossy and thickens.
- Add in the fried paneer cubes & coat them well in the sauce.
- Finally, enjoy chilly paneer with fried rice or any rotis of your choice.
- To prepare chilli paneer gravy, make sure to prepare slightly more cornflour slurry.
- Adjust the amount of green chilies to your preference.