Chilli Paneer/Tofu

Chilli paneer is a fusion cuisine of the Chinese Manchurian. This is a yum appetizer that a dear friend Sowmya (a distinguished cook) made.
Along with mouthwatering biriyani, when Shiv, (her husband – a warm and friendly person) and she hosted a potluck a few weeks back. The credit goes to her for this recipe. Thanks Sowmya, will surely try it. 
What she used:
1 lb Paneer cut into cubes, Vegans may substitute this with tofu
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds     
1 stick of curry leaves
1/2tsp coriander powder
1/2 cup onion   
2 cups colored pepper
1 tsp soya sauce
4 green chilies chopped
1 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste
Red Food color (optional)
Oil to fry the paneer
1 1/2 Tbsp Corn flour
1 Tbsp all purpose flour/maida  
1 egg   
1 tsp garlic chopped    
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste

Cut paneer into cubes. In a mixing bowl, add salt, ginger garlic paste, egg, maida, corn flour and a little water, mix well.Add in the paneer cubes.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the marinated paneer cubes to a golden brown. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, on medium-high heat, add 2 tsp oil. When it begins tro shimmer, add cumin,garlic,ginger garlic paste,chopped green chillies and onion. Stir for a minute. Add in coriander powder, chili powder, little water,chill garlic sauce, coloured pepper ,soya sauce,curry leaves,salt,lime juice. Add in a pinch of color if you like.  Now add paneer and mix well. Finish it off with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!


Hema said…
Tried this, it came out yum yum!!!
617Som said…
WOW..nice to see that :-)