Apr 20, 2013

# Tangy delights # Yin Yang

Chilly Paneer

I am indulging in an Indo Chinese quick fix. My love for Chilly panner is unending. If I am hanging out with friends, the first thing I would love to order will be Chilly paneer which serves as perfect accompaniment with any Indian bread or Fried rice. I am often poked on this fact that I don't prefer to try to something else, if Chilly paneer is available on the menu. I have my own excuses to save my neck. 
Tangy and mildly tossed paneer in spicy sauce is an incredible and irresistible combination for me. You can prepare this version of Chilly Paneer in 15 minutes and its a shortcut method. Trust me it tastes great and out of the world. My friends were amazed with the results and finished the entire bowl in 5 minutes. I felt really proud thinking that I released my arrow in the dark but it hit the right spot. Seriously I just imagined the taste and prepared it the way I want it without googling about the recipe and the result was finger licking good :).
Here we go.
CHILLY PANEER
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You need:
Paneer/ Cottage Cheese- 200gms
Carrot - 1 .
Capsicum- 1 Big
Onion- 1 Big
Spring Onions -2 chopped.
Salt- as per taste
Knorr Manchurian Mix - 1 Packet
Green chillies - 4-5 slit length wise
Oil- as required for frying 
Chings Noodles masala - 1 tsp
Water- 450 ml
Tomato sauce- 2-3 tsps
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How to prepare:
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and fry paneer cubes until golden brown. Set the paneer cubes on a absorbent paper. Meanwhile cut carrots into strips, capsicum and onions into square pieces. You need big capsicum and onion pieces . Chop Spring onions finely. So cut them accordingly. Heat 2-3 tsps of oil in a pan and saute green chillies, onions, carrots and capsicum, Spring onions for about 3-4 mins and add tomato sauce. Mix it well.
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In the next step, take a bowl and empty the contents of Knorr Manchurian mix and mix it with 450 ml of water. Make sure that you do not have any lumps in this sauce mixture. Pour this sauce mixture into the pan. Keep stirring for 5-6 mins.  Thickener in the manchurian mix will do its duty and give you that saucy consistency.  If needed cook for additional 2 mins but not more than that.
Adjust Salt and add Noodles masala. Finally add golden fried Paneer pieces. Allow Paneer pieces to absorb this sauce and this will take 3-5 mins of cooking. Garnish with Spring onions and serve hot.

My Notes:
a) You will be able to prepare this sauce mixture on your own and all you need to do is Google Search for the procedure
b) You can use any Sauce mix like Schezwan chilli, Schezwan sauce, Chinese Chilli, Chinese Schezwan  etc. I used Manchurian mix because the local vendor offered only Manchurian mix and it did work wonders.
c) You can use Garlic pods and add them while frying and fry them till the pungent smell subsides. I just can't take the taste of Garlic, so I opted it out.
d) Using Noodles masala is also optional. Its just for that sweet and sour taste. The taste of this masala is same as Maggi Masala. I added it for that extra taste. 
e) Increase the number of chillies to suit your spice buds. You can coat paneer pieces in Cornflour or Maida along with water, salt and chilly powder and fry them instead of plain golden fried paneer pieces.

7 comments:

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  2. Love it ..beautiful presentation!

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  3. chilli paneer looks so good.

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  4. After a long time in your space Chaitra.. Chilli paneer looks amazing!!Wld love to have it with fried rice..
    Sunandas Kitchen

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