Sunday 12 April 2009

Chilli Paneer


1 lbs paneer, 1 egg, 11/2 tbsp corn flour, 1 tsp maida, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, oil for deep frying, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp of chopped garlic, 4 chopped green chillies, 1 onion-cut into cubes, 1 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp chilli-garlic sauce, a pinch of ajinomoto, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1/2 cup chopped curry leaves, 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves, 1 lemon / lime and salt to taste.

Cut the paneer into small cubes. In a bowl mix together cornflour, salt, 1/2 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste, maida and egg with some water to make a thin batter. Add paneer to this and mix well to coat paneer with this mixture.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer pieces coated with mixture till golden colour.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when they start spluttering add chopped garlic, 1/2 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add green chillies, onion, coriander powder and add some water ( very little) to mix everything. Now add chilli-garlic sauce, ajinomoto, chilli powder, soya sauce, curry leaves lime juice and some salt. and mix well. To this add the fried paneer cubes and coriander leaves, mix well and serve hot.


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