Monday, 3 September 2007

Chilli Paneer - Indian cottage cheese cooked in Soy sauce

I prepared some Paneer a couple of weeks back for Palak Paneer and stored the left over paneer in the freezer and totally forgot abt it..I was cleaning up the refrigerator and found this paneer slab lying in the thought of preparing some paneer curry...I normally make palak paneer and paneer butter masala with paneer..This time I wanted to try a different curry...googled for paneer recipes and found the recipe for chilli paneer here...The recipe to make Paneer at home can be found here...

Turned out so delicious that I ended up without the necessity to clean the vessel or the plate :D..I made some changes to the original recipe..Here goes the recipe,


Paneer - 250gm (cut into cubes)
Onion - 1 large (chopped finely)
Green chillies - 4-5 (chopped)
Grated Ginger - 1 tsp
Grated garlic - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
Soy sauce - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste
Corn flour - 1 table spoon (you can use maida flour too)
Oil - 2 table spoons to roast


1. Dissolve the corn flour in 300ml of water and keep aside.
2. In a thick bottomed pan, heat the oil and fry the paneer cubes until slight brownish color.
3. Soak these fried paneer cubes in warm water for 10min and remove. Keep these aside (If you avoid this step, the paneer cubes in the curry become very hard)
4. Now to the same oil, add the grated ginger and garlic and fry for a min
5. Add the chopped green chillies and onions and fry until the onions turn transperent.
6. Now add the salt, black powder powder, soy sauce and mix well.
7. Add the water mixed with cornflour.
8. Cook for 2-3 min. At this stage the gravy starts thickening.
9. Now add the paneer pieces and cook on low for 5 min.
10. Garnish with coriander/sliced n deseeded green chillies/green onions

Serve hot with Rotis. I had them with methi rotis (they are just like the normal rotis with dried fenugreek leaves added to the wheat flour while mixing)


Nags said...

i love paneer. this dish looks delicious.. i am a fan of indo-chinese too :)

Rajitha said...

yumm.. this looks so good.

Suganya said...

I will try this with tofu. Thanks for the recipe.

Kalpana said...

Wow, looks yummy. Thanks.....

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Apple said...

Nags, rajitha..thanku very much

Suganya..'ll wait for your picture perfect...:D...your pics are really amazing

Kalpana..Thanks a lot dear...u've given me a pleasant surprise early in the morning to brighten up my day...I've passed the award from my other blog..

TBC said...

I like this recipe. Will try it with tofu since we don't buy paneer. Thanks for sharing!

Seena said...

Loved this one too, really looking delcious, am feeling hungry seeing it..:(