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Here's is a quick way to prepare Chily Paneer

 Chilly Paneer Recipe


Chili Paneer a Indo-Chinese preparation with chunks of cottage cubes cooked in oil and mixed with a tangy spicy and sweet sauce a bit like a married life. The balance of sweetness and spiciness with vegetables another on high a makes this dish primary selection in Indian Restaurant. It goes well with Noddle and Rice. There are two versions of this recipe- Dry Chili Paneer which goes well as a appetiser and Gravy Chili Paneer goes well with Rice and Noodles.

Chili Paneer is a very easy recipe which can be cooked at home with not so fancy ingredients in 25-30 minutes. This dish can also be served as evening snacks or as a appetiser for your evening party.

Chili Paneer Recipe


About Chili Paneer

Paneer or Cottage Cheese is a very common food ingredient in South Asian cuisine. In eastern parts of India, it is called Chhena. An unaged, non melting farmer cheese or curd made by curdling heated milk with food acid or lemon juice.

Indian Chinese food is generally characterized by its ingredients: Indian vegetables and spices, Chinese sauces, thickening agents, and oil. Indo-Chinese food takes Chinese cooking method and adds spices and flavors acquainted to the Indian palate.

Is Chilly Paneer good for Health?
It has good value of B groups Vitamins, Proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that helps healthy and glowing skin. 

  🕒Total Time :30 mins 
           🕒Prep Time  :20 mins          
 🕒Cook Time :10 mins
                                   
👑Difficulty:: Medium    🍽Category: Quick

Ingredients

Frying the Paneer

  • Cottage Cheese - 250 gm (Tofu as replacement)
  • Cornstarch - 2 Tablespoon
  • All purpose flour- 3 Tablespoon
  • Salt- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 1/4-1/2 cup
  • Oil for shallow frying (recommended sesame oil)

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 Teaspoon Green Chili sauce
Slurry
  • Cornstarch - 2 teaspoon
  • All purpose flour- 3 teaspoon
Stir Fry
  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped garlic
  • 2 Green chilies sliced
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 1 medium Capsicum diced
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Ketchup 
Garnishing
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Roasted sesame 
  • Green Onion Chives
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Instruction
  1. In a bowl mix Paneer cubes, 2 Tablespoon Corn starch, 2 tablespoon all purpose flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Make a batter neither very thick and thin by adding 2 tablespoon water. Add the water and mix well the mixture. Meanwhile add the Oil in wok on medium heat.
  3. Shallow fry the paneer cubes until its light brown and crispy from all sides.
  4. In a pan add oil, chopped ginger and chopped garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes.   
  5. Add chilies and after few seconds add chopped onion, fry until onion is soft.
  6. Now Add capsicum (you can also add zucchini, broccoli, for some variation)
  7. Stir the veggies for 1-2 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, add 2 Tablespoon soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon Rice vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Honey and 2 Teaspoon Green Chili sauce, Also mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water. Make sure cornstarch is completely dissolved keep it aside.
  9.  Mix the mixture well to  remove the lumps
  10. Now add this mixture in the Wok and stir well. 
  11. Add paneer, tomato ketchup and honey and stir for a minute -Preferable would be at high flame.
  12. Honey minimizes the strong flavor of sauces and gives a sweet touch.
  13. Garnish it with roasted sesame, green onion chives.
  14. You can also  serve this dish on cabbage to give it an interesting look.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving 
Calories309
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.7g14%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 1040mg45%
Total Carbohydrate 41.2g15%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g5%
Total Sugars 15.2g 
Protein 12g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 70mg5%
Iron 1mg5%
Potassium 227mg5%
 2,000 calorie a day  considered standard as per nutrition advice.

Did you know?

Chinese cuisine or Desi-Chindi cuisine is a distinct fusion culinary style which combines aspects of both Indian and Chinese foods and flavors. Though the cuisines have mixed throughout history through the Silk Road via Tibet, the most popular origin story of the fusion food resides with the Chinese of Calcutta. 250 years ago they immigrated to colonial India looking for better living and new prospects. Reference of above from https://en.wikipedia.org