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Today’s dish: Chilly Paneer
For marinade and frying
Paneer – 250 gm
Maida/ plain flour – 4 tbs
Cornflour – 2 tbs
Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Water – 1/4-1/2 cup
Oil for shallow frying
Onion – 2 medium ( cubed )
Capsicum/ pepper – 1
Green chillies – 2( cut diagnoly )
Minced ginger – 1 tsp
Minced garlic – 1tsp
Tomato sauce/ tomato ketchup – 3 tbs
Soya sauce – 2 tbs
Chilly garlic sauce – 2 tbs
Cornflour – 1 tbs
Water – 3 tbs
In a bowl add Plainflour, cornflour, salt,pepper, ginger garlic paste and water and make a batter ( thick enough to coat the paneer )
Dip the paneer in the batter and shallow fry them in a pan adding oil flipping the sides until they are golden brown. Drain it paper towel / kitchen tissue and keep it aside.
In the same pan add minced ginger, minced garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes.
Add cubed onions and chopped green chillies and saute until onions are soft.
Add tomato sauce.
Add soya sauce .
Add chilly garlic sauce and cook for few minutes until oil starts to separate.
Add chopped capsium and stir for 1-2 minutes.
Now add the fried paneer cubes and coat it in the sauces and cook it covered for 3- 5 minutes.
Finally dissolve 1 tbs of corn flour in 3 tbs of water and pour this to the paneer and mix well. Cook for another 1-2 minute and turn of the flame.
Vineetha Susheeb is a food blogger (Ruchi) and an amateur food photographer with great passion for cooking, baking and cake decoration. Vineetha hails from Kannur, Kerala and is currently living in London with her husband and 5-year old son.