Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chilli Paneer

The indo-chinese dishes are always so popular among most of us. I remember as a kid I used to order only Gobi manchurain or Chilli gobi whenever we used to dine out. Now the same craze is not there, but still these  remain as a favourite. We usually see these as appetizers in most of the parties and they always get over soon rt. I have tried Chilli Gobi and Chilli Soya, but this was the first time I tried Chilli Paneer. I made it as a quick and healthy version. I don't like deep frying, so I shallow fried them and did not use any flour for coating. They tasted great  and we all just loved it. Serve it as an appetizer or as a side dish.




Serves : 3-4

You need...

2 cups Paneer cubes

For marination:

1 tsp Soya sauce
3/4 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp Chilli powder
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
A pinch Salt

For the sauce:

1 Onion diced
1 Bell Pepper diced
2 Garlic cloves chopped finely
1" pc Ginger chopped finely
2-3 Green chillies slit
1 tbsp Soya sauce
2 tbsp Tomato sauce
2 tbsp Chilli sauce
1 tbsp + 2 tsp Oil

To Prepare...

Add all the ingredients under For marination to the paneer cubes. Mix well and keep aside for half an hour.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Shallow fry the paneer cubes. Toss the paneer cubes so that they are  light brown at all the edges. Transfer these to a plate and keep aside.

Mix all the sauces - soy sauce, tomato sauce and chilli sauce in a bowl and keep it  ready.

In the same pan, heat the rest of the oil (2 tsp). Add ginger and garlic and saute until a nice aroma comes. Add green chillies and onions, saute until they are pink. Now add bell pepper and a little salt and let the bell pepper get cooked.  Add the paneer cubes and finally the sauces. Combine well and let the paneer get coated with the sauces.Serve as appetizer or as a side dish with fried rice, pulao or chapathi.




My son doesn't usually eat anything spicy. To my surprise he enjoyed some of these :). In the below click he was trying to help me to take a click by holding it, but he was so eager to munch it that I couldn't take a better click :)



Notes:
* You can add some spring onions at the end.
* You can also deep fry the paneer cubes after dipping in corn flour batter.
* Adjust the sauces as per your taste.


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46 Tasty Comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Tasty dish, loved the rich color.

Sravs said...

mouthwatering chilli paneer !! very tempting clicks too !!

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Now Serving said...

What a mouth watering color _ Love your version dear!

Christy Gerald said...

Chilli Paneer luks perfectly yumm n deliciously inviting.Tempting!

faseela said...

wow so tempting n lovely recipe dear......superb

attractive color too

faseela said...

Could u please change ur comment box settings as pop up window........in some of ur posts i am not able to comment .....ity is getting hanged up while i am trying for it.......

I am finding this problem in few blogs....


thanks a lot dear

Sharmilee! :) said...

Slurrp....yummy and tempting looking paneer

Chandrani said...

Chilli paneer looks yummy....

Priti said...

Looks so tempting ... lovely colour n looks so delish

Kalpana Sareesh said...

beautiful color n love it so muhc..

Ganga Sreekanth said...

my favourite.....perfectly done and looks delicious !!

Priya said...

Seriously i dont bother to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible chilli paneer..

Ramya said...

What an awesome looking dish!!Slurp!!!

Shilpakiran said...

texture and colour wow .. taste must be yummy .. thanks for sharing

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so saucy and yummy. Perfect for fried rice

Ramya Manja said...

wow chilly paneer looks sooper yummy,must be enticing to relish...Makes a great combo with phulkas and pooris... Book marked...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow....my favorite recipe...looks drool worthy.....

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very tempting and juicy chilli paneer.

Hema said...

Chilli paneer, I can have this with fried rice, rotis, looks very delicious dear..

Mélange said...

Bowl of perfect temptation Shobha..Superb!

Aarthi said...

Awesome Recipe...Thanks for posting it dear..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this. Sobha, I pretty much do in a similar way. Nice one.

Kaveri said...

Like the idea of shallow frying instead of deep frying...Indo chinese as you said are always a favorite..
Chilly paneer looks really very yum.

Square Meals said...

Yumm Yumm...please send some over :-)

Aparna from Square Meals

Archana said...

wow love this. bookmarked

maha said...

wow..yummy n spicy paneer..loved it..just tempting the pics shoba.......

Julie said...

Very delicious n very tempting clicks..lovely colors too!

Erivum Puliyum

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Yummy and tempting chilli paneer,looks delicious and gorgeous......

vineetha said...

Love the colour dear..
Lil T is so helpful...so sweet :)

Sobha Shyam said...

@Faseela : Thanx dear for informing about the posting comments issue..I have changed it now :)

@Vineetha : He isn't very helpful always dear...most of the time its so difficult when he's around :D

Mahi said...

Looks colorful n spicy! :P

sangee vijay said...

same pinch...we too love Indo-Chinese recipes and this chili paneer looks too tempting and delicious...loved those cute helping hands..so sweet of Him...Hugs to Teju :)

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Uma said...

Same pinch sobha. Even I order only indo-chinese food whenever we dine out. In fact that was the only food to in fusion cuisine that time for me. Love your chilli paneer. tempting so much..

Neha said...

Yummy...

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, looks delicious- you are the paneer expert now. i wopuld love this chili hot taste..yummy. have a nice day dear

Angela said...

Yum! Very tempting.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

Finally i am able to comment! :D these look delecious, i loooove paneer... that last pic is so cute where ur son is holding it

Puspha said...

yummy!!

Jay said...

ahhhh...this looks delicious..love ur excellent captures..;)
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Priya (elaichii) said...

So colorful and inviting!

Uma said...

looks so tempting!!

Vidhya said...

I love Indo chinese dishes and this paneer dish sounds and looks great.

Miri said...

Haven't had these in years! Ever since we have access to good Chinese seem to have forgotten the old favourites! Looks good

Sobha Shyam said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments :)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Looks so attractive & delicious !

Amy said...

looks so delicious!!I always like indo chinese dishes...Thanks for sharing

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