Chinese recipes have come all the way from China and created it own distinct flavour, here in India. Chilly Paneer is a tasty and nutritious recipe, its an Indian form of a Chinese recipe. You can have it as a starter or as a side dish with your meal. Chilly Paneer can also be eaten along with Veg chow mein or fried rice. You will like it in any way.
Ingredients for Chilly Paneer
Paneer - 300 grams
Green Capsicum - 1 (cut into medium sized pieces)
Red Capsicum - 1 (cut into medium sized pieces)
Corn flour - 3 to 4 tbsp
Tomato Sauce - 1/4 cup
Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Vinegar - 1 to 2 tsp
Soya Sauce - 1 to 2 tsp
Chilly Sauce - 1 to 2 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 to 3 (finely chopped)
Ginger - 1" long piece (grated)
Salt - 1/2 tsp (add to taste)
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly flakes -1/4 tsp
Ajinomoto - 1 to 2 pinch
Mint leaves - 10 to 12
How to make Chilly Paneer
Cut paneer into square pieces, take 1/2 of the corn flour in a plate and wrap the paneer pieces in it. Pour 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan and spread evenly all over. After oil is heated, put the paneer pieces in it to cook and fry (as you turn them over constantly) till both sides turn light brown. Take out the fried paneer pieces.
Now pour the remaining oil in the pan, after it heats put ginger and green chillies for frying. Add green capsicum and fry for 1 minute. Put red capsicum and fry for another minute. Now add paneer pieces, tomato sauce, soya sauce, chilly sauce, vinegar, chilly flakes, black pepper, ajinomoto and salt. Mix all the ingredients on a low flame till they are all mixed thoroughly.
Dissolve the remaining corn flour in 1/4 cup water till all lumps disappear and mix it in the chilly paneer. Cook the chilly paneer for 1 minute as you stir regularly. Break mint leaves into large pieces and put in the dish.
Delicious, piping hot Chilly Paneer is ready, prepare noodles and serve Chilly Paneer along with it.
If you wish to make Chilly Paneer with onion : thinly slice 1 onion, cut 4 garlic cloves into small pieces. After the oil is heated, roast the garlic a bit before adding ginger and green chillies. Add onion slices and fry till they turn light pink. Now in the same order cook Chilly Paneer by adding ginger, green chillies and the remaining spices.