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Easy Restaurant-Style Chili Paneer Recipe

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Restaurant-style chili paneer made at home

Restaurant-style chili paneer made at home

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 200 gm paneer, cut into 1-cm cubes
  • a fistful fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup tomato, chopped in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour/maida
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soya sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • oil, for sauteing+deep frying paneer
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 green chilies, for the paste
  • 4-5 cloves garlic cloves, for the paste
  • 1-inch ginger, for the paste
  • 6 cashew nuts, for the paste
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaf, chopped, for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Keep all the ingredients ready. It makes cooking easy. Grind ginger, green chilies, garlic, and cashew nuts to get a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, cornflour, red chili powder, and salt. While adding water little by little, prepare a thin liquid batter. Dip the paneer pieces in it.
  3. Heat the oil for deep frying. Fry the batter-coated paneer pieces in the hot oil until they become golden brown. Keep them on an absorbent paper towel.
  4. Heat a deep-bottomed pan. Add some oil. Throw in the chopped onions. Saute it until it becomes transparent.
  5. Add fresh peas and capsicum pieces. Saute for a minute. Add tomatoes and continue to saute for one more minute. Add the ground paste. Saute it over low heat. Add a few drops of water to keep it moist. The mixture releases a nice aroma of the roasted spices and herbs.
  6. Add soya sauce, tomato sauce, sugar (optional), and salt. Also, add fried paneer pieces. Gently mix it so that the paneer pieces are coated with the masala.
  7. Switch off the flame. Yummy chili paneer is ready!
  8. You can eat it as an appetizer or serve it with roti, chapati, or flatbread as a side dish. Enjoy eating!

Photo Tutorial

Step one: Keep the ingredients ready. Grind green chilies, ginger, cashew nuts, and garlic to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Step one: Keep the ingredients ready. Grind green chilies, ginger, cashew nuts, and garlic to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Step two: Add all-purpose flour, cornflour, red chili powder, and salt to a mixing bowl. Prepare a thin liquid batter by adding water. Dip the paneer pieces in it. Fry them in the oil until they become golden brown. Remove and keep them aside.

Step two: Add all-purpose flour, cornflour, red chili powder, and salt to a mixing bowl. Prepare a thin liquid batter by adding water. Dip the paneer pieces in it. Fry them in the oil until they become golden brown. Remove and keep them aside.

Step three: Heat some oil in a pan. Throw in the onion. Saute it till it becomes transparent. Add fresh peas and bell pepper pieces. Continue to cook for a minute. Add tomato. Continue to cook for one more minute. No need to add water while cooking

Step three: Heat some oil in a pan. Throw in the onion. Saute it till it becomes transparent. Add fresh peas and bell pepper pieces. Continue to cook for a minute. Add tomato. Continue to cook for one more minute. No need to add water while cooking

Step four: Add the ground paste to the pan. You may add few drops of water if required. Stir fry the ground masala paste along with the other contents. You will experience a heavenly aroma now.

Step four: Add the ground paste to the pan. You may add few drops of water if required. Stir fry the ground masala paste along with the other contents. You will experience a heavenly aroma now.

Step five: Add soya sauce, tomato sauce, sugar (optional), and salt. Add fried paneer. Mix well. See that paneer pieces are evenly coated with the masala. Yummy chili paneer is ready! Enjoy eating it as an appetizer or side dish.

Step five: Add soya sauce, tomato sauce, sugar (optional), and salt. Add fried paneer. Mix well. See that paneer pieces are evenly coated with the masala. Yummy chili paneer is ready! Enjoy eating it as an appetizer or side dish.

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