Indo-Chinese Food ~ Chilli Paneer



Hope you had a wonderful start into 2010. Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy 2010! Reflecting on 2009, I’ve had an enjoyable food blogging year and look forward to another year of good food, fun and cheer.

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Chilli Paneer

I’m beginning the new year with a favorite appetizer, Chilli Paneer. Last week, I prepared a vegetarian Indo-Chinese meal consisting of Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup, Chilli Paneer and Vegetable Soft Noodles with Schezwan Vegetables.

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Chilli Paneer Ingredients

Control the level of spice by reducing the amount of red chillis. Use spring onion white and greens for that authentic restaurant-style appetizer look and flavor.

Chilli Paneer Recipe

Marination: 1 hr, Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves: 5 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese

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Ingredients:

1/4 kg paneer, cut into 1″ pieces (as shown in the image above)

6-7 tbsps spring onion whites

3-4 tbsps spring onion greens

1 tbsp chopped garlic

1 tbsp chopped ginger

2 tsp soya sauce

2 tsps vinegar

1 tbsp corn flour + 5 tbsps water

1/2 tbsp sugar

2 green capsicums, thin slices

1 1/2 tbsps tomato sauce

1 tsp red chilli paste (soak 3 or 4 dry chillis in hot water for 10 mts, cool, grind to a paste, and saute paste in a tsp of oil for 2 mts)

salt to taste

1/2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (optional)

2 tbsps oil

For marinade: (marinate paneer with below ingredients for 10 mts)

large pinch black pepper pwd

salt to taste

1/2 tsp chopped ginger

1/2 tsp chopped garlic

1 tbsp corn flour + 5 tbsps water

1 Heat oil in a flat non-stick pan, place the thinly coated paneer pieces next to one another and shallow fry till brown. Flip over and let it brown the other side. Remove and keep aside.
2 Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, pour the left over shallow fried oil (if necessary add 1-2 tsps more oil), add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute on high flame for about 30 secs. Add the chopped spring onion whites and saute for 2 mts. Add sliced capsicum and stir fry on high flame for 2 mts. Add red chilli paste, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and combine. Add the sauteed paneer and toss for a mt on high flame. Add 5 tbsps of water and adjust salt if necessary.
3 Add the cornflour water and combine on high flame, tossing the contents, for 2 mts. You will find that it becomes thick due to cornflour.
4 Add the chopped spring onion greens and combine. Garnish with more spring onion greens. Serve hot as a starter/appetizer.

Note:

Alternately, you can deep fry the marinated paneer till golden brown and follow rest of the procedure.

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Indo-Chinese Food ~ Chilli Paneer

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Sailu

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44 Responses

  1. Soma says:

    Made chili paneer today!! One of our family favorite. Looks gorgeous!

  2. Cilantro says:

    Wish you & your family a very Happy New Year! Delicious recipe.

  3. sangeeta says:

    Happy new year Sailu.And as always thank you for sharing your recipes.

  4. Madhuli says:

    Happy New Year to you, your family and Nehal too Sailu! We look forward to good food on your blog too!Chilli Paneer looks absolutely stunning!

  5. sreelu says:

    Sailaja, Happy New Year, love your chilli paneer would love to give this a try.

  6. tina says:

    Looks tempting and perfect with pretty colour…

  7. arundati says:

    looks very appetizing…. happy new year to you and the family too sailu

  8. reciperaaga says:

    wow..looks lovely and yummy..
    thanks for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe..

  9. Vikas says:

    Hi,

    Wish you a very happy new year.

    Two questions:
    a) any substitute for cornflour?
    b) the water used to soak chillies (for the paste) needs to be discarded or is it used elsewhere?

    Thanks.

    You can use maida/all-purpose flour instead of cornflour.
    Use a little of the soaked water to grind the paste. You can use the remaining water while cooking the paneer. But it will increase the spice.

  10. meghana says:

    Happy New year Shailu! Thanks for your wonderful recipes, I am a big fan of yours!

    Meghana

  11. Sona says:

    Thanks Sailaja, looks yummy. Please let me know what brand /name of vinegar i need to use, i am using vinegar for the first time.Once again thanks and enjoy a delicious new year with your friends and family.

  12. Vijaya says:

    Hi Sailu garu,

    I recently bumped into your site while searching for recipes. After I came to know your site I stopped visiting other sites for recipes. Hats off to your passion and patience towards cooking. And your photos looks amazing and mouth watering. I miss all the Andhra food, when I see your recipe photos I feel like coming to India to just eat food. Happy New Year to you and your family and keep up your great work!

    Vijaya

  13. Looks soft & juicy….. Well mine does not… Bookmarked it for my next…..

    Ash…

  14. sujata says:

    thank you very much sailu for your good wishes and wish you & your family a very happy new year too. thanks for your wonderful recipes.

  15. sweety says:

    First ( WISH U A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010)

    Please send the receipe of Capsicum Paneer Masala.

    regards,

    ROJA.

  16. sri says:

    Happy New year!! hope u have a wonderful time blogging new recipes. Somehow i find ur blog very confusing..i thot u wud revamp for the new year..yes i saw new pics. but what is the featured gallery….and we dont know which were the latest recipes..i wish it was simpler.

  17. kinna says:

    dear sailu

    i m ur fan. i like ur way of presentation, writing and appreciate ur wisdom. i have not shared with u, that from the last two years I regularly visited ur site n taken a lot of help. i salute u for ur contribution and ur love for food, care u take for beginners in the kitchen. thanks for being frank in approach.

    God bless u.

    with love
    kinna
    working woman, from ahmedabad

  18. Ginger says:

    Made this yesterday = yum!! I love your Indo-Chinese recipes. Thanks!

  19. Nikitha says:

    hi sailu, made this yesterday turned out very well…thank u so much…

  20. Sumi says:

    thank you very much for the chilli paneer recipe..my husband and my 2 yr old son loved it…i’m making it twice for the second consecutive week

  21. Veda says:

    Hi Sailu,

    This paneer recipe looks amazing. Thank you very much.

    Can you please clarify my doubts?
    1. Which vinegar is to be used? (i found 2 vinegars in market, chilli vinegar & non fruit vinegar)
    2. Did not find Soy Sauce, any substitite?
    (is worchester sauce & soy sauce same)

    Waiting 2 cook this delicious paneer recipe.

    Tanks,
    Veda

  22. Vineela says:

    Sailu ji, Chilli paneer turned out very very well. Thanks a million. Please try uploading Khichidi recipe if possible. Thanks once again.

  23. lakshmi narayanan says:

    very superb and excellent dish i try that dish

  24. kamal says:

    Dear Sailu, When I fried the paneer it stuck to each other and got a bit rubbery. Could you kindly advice what could have gone wrong.

    • Sailu says:

      You have to use fresh paneer. Heat a cup of water in a vessel, place the cubed paneer pieces and cook for 3 mts. Turn off heat. Leave aside for 5 mts. Strain the water. Follow rest of the recipe. While frying, drop each piece of paneer into the oil and not like a lump of few paneer pieces sticking together.

  25. Sai says:

    Dear Sailu,

    Can you send me some new, easy and tasty Veg recipes for my daughter’s lunch box. she takes chapattis daily to her school.

  26. Lalitha says:

    The above recipe picture has been copied, edited and posted in
    http://www.pachakam.com/recipe.asp?id=4476&RecipeName=Chilli%20Paneer%20Fry

  27. Rupinder Kaur170 says:

    Shahi paneer,carrot cake.

  28. minty says:

    thank u for the recipe, it came out good :)

  29. kaila says:

    would it work to substitute paneer for tofu?

  30. Ginni says:

    I tried this recipe yesterday. It turned out fabulous and I just loved it.
    Thanks and keep up the good work 😀

  31. Ginni says:

    I tried this recipe yesterday. It turned out fabulous and I just loved it.
    Thanks and keep up the good work 😀

  32. Sunita says:

    Hi Sailaja garu,
    In this recipe at one place u have mentioned the marination time as 1 hr and and at other as 10mts. Which is the correct one? Pls clarify me. I want to try this recipe.

  33. Sunita says:

    Hi Sailaja garu,
    In this recipe at one place u have mentioned the marination time as 1 hr and and at other as 10mts. Which is the correct one? Pls clarify me. I want to try this recipe.

  34. Pdarshini20 says:

    Hi,Can i use red onions instead of spring white onions

  35. SV says:

    Came out perfect. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Now, I can’t wait to try your other posts.

  36. zoya says:

    hi sailu….I don’t like paneer but can I use chicken? ? tell me please

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