Thursday 7 November 2013

Chilli Paneer Dry/Easy Paneer Recipes/Chilli Paneer Recipe/Chilli Paneer Recipe with step by step photos

There is one big problem I am coming across every day, it is definitely not cooking, it is not teaching lessons for kids, it is not the household work, it is not shopping but it is writing an introduction for the recipes. I write a few things, delete it, then rewrite and then somehow settle with a few lines and then move ahead. Coming to today’s recipe I made chilli paneer dry version, which is yet another delectable paneer dish found in all the restaurant menus. This is another simple and quick paneer dish made with onions, capsicums, blended with sauces and Indian spices. Also check out other interesting and mouthwatering Paneer Recipes here, other North Indian Subjis here.

Here’s how to make Chilli Paneer Dry with step by step photos…

Paneer/Indian Cottage cheese
250 gms [cut to cubes]
1 finely chopped
Green bell pepper/Capsicum
1 cut to cubes
Red bell pepper/Capsicum
1 cut to cubes
Yellow bell pepper/Capsicum
1 cut to cubes
2 cloves finely chopped
1 inch piece finelcy chopped
Green chillies
2 finely chopped
Red chilli powder
1 tsp [adjust to taste]
Coriander powder
2 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Soya sauce
1 tsp
Red chilli sauce
2 tsp
Tomato sauce
1 tsp
As needed
2 tbsp
For shallow frying the paneer

For the Batter
Corn flour
2 tbsp
All-purpose flour/Maida
3 tbsp
Red chilli powder
½ tsp
Black pepper powder
A dash
As needed
Preparation Time: 10 minutes                            Recipe Category: Main Course
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar 

In a bowl add corn flour, all-purpose flour, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, salt and mix well to make the batter.

Add water and make it in to thick batter. Add the paneer pieces to the batter and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes.

In a pan heat little oil and shallow fry the paneer, you can also deep fry them if you want to. Drain the fried paneer to the plate and keep it aside.

Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai, add the chopped onions, green chillies and saute until translucent.

Add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute well until the raw smell vanishes.

Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and mix well.

Now add the cut capsicums mix well, sprinkle very little water and cook the capsicums for few minutes.

Now add the red chilli sauce, soy sauce, tomato sauce, salt and give a good stir.

Add the fried paneer mix everything really well until all the masala is coated on the paneer for about 2 minutes.

Delicious Chilli Paneer is ready, Serve it hot with rotis, naans, chapathis or any bread.

  • I have shallow fried the paneer, you can instead deep fry the paneer as well.
  • You can add about ½ tsp of ginger & garlic paste to the batter to fry the paneers.
  • I have used red, green and yellow capsicum for this chilli paneer, you can change that according to the availability of capsicums.

check out other interesting and mouthwatering Paneer Recipes here, other North Indian Subjis here.

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  1. Tell me about writing the intro. Its the same and my recipes are all held back because I can't think and write the intro. So much of recipes are being stacked up in my collection. I love anything with chillies and double yes to the creamy and spicy hits.

  2. my brother who is a big fan of paneer would love this... looks so yum...

  3. Another interesting paneer delicacy . Yumm!

  4. Colorful food. Looks yummy, tempting to eat :)

  5. I am definitely going to try making this and soon. Looks and sounds so delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks perfect in color n texture,love this

  7. Tempting and healthy paneer dish....

  8. I love dry chilli paneer.. :) will try ur recipe this time
    Keep in touch,

  9. Delicious and colorful dish..yummy...

  10. Delicious and colorful dish..yummy..

  11. Writing intro is a big headache Priya, some days have not missed posting recipes only bcoz of this intro struck...seems every blogger has this big
    simply love this hot and spicy chili paneer...inviting!

  12. Yummy paneer recipe.. Very colorful with addition of various capsicum..

  13. hmm yeah everyday problem includes writing intros.Recipe looks yummy and i am very big paneer lover.With colorful chilies like this you cant resist eating.

  14. Chilli paneer looks really yummy and delicious!

  15. Yumm.. so colorful they look

  16. chilli paneer always is awesome dish.I used to have with rolls
    Nice work

  17. I hv the same pbm :-), have few recipes without any intro, delicious chili paneer dear, makes me drool!!!

  18. Chilly paneer looks great, would love to have some with roti :)

  19. Thank you very much each and everybody for your lovely comments...

  20. Delicious & colorful. Thanks for linking.


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