Chilli Paneer Dry (Chinese Indian style)

Ingredients:

1 cup  about 250 g paneer cut into strips that are 2.54 cm in length and 1cm in width or can be cubes 1.5cm x 1.5cm

1 tsp Ginger chopped finely

2 tsp Garlic chopped finely

4 tsp Chopped celery

1/4 cups coarsely chopped onions

2 Sliced green chillies or jalapenos

1/3 Cilantro chipped for garnishing

1/6  green and 1/6 red  and 1/6 orange pepper cut length wise 1 cm wide and cut into three pieces

OR

1/2 Green pepper cut length wise 1 cm wide and cut into three pieces

3 Spring onions finely chopped

1 tbsp soya sauce

2 tblsp chilly tomato sauce or Ketchup

1/2 tsp white pepper powder

2 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

2 tblsp water

2 tsp corn starch / flour

2 tblsp sunflower oil or vegetable oil

 

For the batter:

1/4 cup corn starch /flour

1/4 cup enriched white wheat flour

1 tsp soy sauce

1/4 tsp or  1-2 g of baking powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

Salt to taste

Procedure:

  • combine all batter ingredients in a bowl and make smooth batter. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water.

    The batter should not be too thick or dripping. Just thick to get a nice coating.

  • Coat the paneer pieces with batter and fry in hot oil over high flame till the paneer are golden brown and crispy.
  • Drain and put on scott towel on a plate so extra oil is absorbed and keep aside

Take a skillet or pot and add oil, ginger, garlic, onions, celery and all other ingredients and saute over high flame for 2-3 minutes.

Add peppers and saute for about 1/2 a minute or so

Add soy sauce, sugar, cornflour paste and salt, black pepper and allow it to come to a boil.

Mix the paneer that you set aside with the above

Serve immediately after garnishing with cilantro and green onions.

 

 

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