Chilli Paneer


For Paneer Pakoda:

10 cubes paneer
1/4 cup cornflour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp soya sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 cup water
Oil for frying

For Gravy:

2 tbsp oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp onion, finely chopped
2 green chilli, slit
1/2 capsicum, cubed
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp soya sauce
1.5 tbsp chilli sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp cornflour
1 cup water


For making paneer pakoda:

1. In a mixing bowl add cornflour, all purpose flour, black pepper powder, red chilli powder, soya sauce, salt and ginger garlic paste.
2. Add water and prepare a smooth, lump free with a flowing consistency batter.
3. Now add the paneer cubes into the batter and coat them well.
4. Heat oil. Deep fry the paneer cubes in hot oil. Stir occasionally. Fry them till the paneer cubes turn golden and crisp.
5. Drain off the paneer in a napkin and keep aside.

For making gravy:

1. Take oil in a kadhai and saute garlic cloves in it. Next add onions and green chill and saute them well.
2. Further add the capsicums and slightly saute them. Next add vinegar, soya sauce, chilli sauce, black pepper powder and salt. Mix them very well. Saute them on medium flame till the sauce thickens.
3. Prepare cornflour water by dissolving cornflour in water.
4. Pour the cornflour slurry over the gravy and stir them continuously till the gravy turns glossy and thick.
5. Turn off the flame and add in the fried paneer. Mix them very well so that the paneer gets nicely coated with the gravy.
6. Serve chilli paneer with veg fried rice.