How To Make Chilli Paneer – Quick Starter Recipe | Chinese Cuisine | Tarla Dalal

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Master Chef Tarla Dalal Explaining the cooking method of Chilli Paneer.


3/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 12 mm. ( 1/2″) thick strips
oil for deep-frying

For The Batter:

1/4 cup cornflour
1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp soy sauce
pinch of baking powder
salt to taste

Other Ingredients:

1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) , chopped
2 tsp chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
2 to 3 green chillies , cut into 25 mm. (1″) pieces
1/4 cup capsicum , sliced
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 3 tablespoons water
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Garnish:

1/2 cup spring onion greens , chopped


1. Combine all the ingredients for the batter in a bowl and make a smooth batter by adding approximately ¼ cup of water.
2. Coat the paneer pieces with the batter and deep fry in hot oil over a high flame till the paneer is golden brown.
3. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to proceed:

1. Heat the oil and add the ginger, garlic, celery, spring onion whites and green chillies and sauté over a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Add the capsicum and sauté for a few more seconds.
3. Add the soya sauce, sugar, cornflour paste and salt and allow it to come to a boil.
4. Toss in the fried paneer and mix well.
5. Serve immediately, garnished with the spring onion greens.


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