Chilli Paneer

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Time25 Min
DifficultyEasy
Serves2

Chilli Paneer is one of those delicacies kids and family members crave for from time to time. Be it at a wedding party, school event or a rainy evening, a piping hot bowl of chilli paneer is enough to light up smiles on faces. Chilli paneer restaurant-style is served with gravy along with rice noodles or fried rice. Fried paneer cubes are tossed in a sweet, spicy and savoury sauce and deep-fried w

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre408 Cal408 Cal408 Cal408 Cal
  • 23gProtein
  • 16gFat
  • 42gCarbs
  • 5gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Atta

Atta

2 tablespoons

Salt

Salt

1 teaspoon

Light Soy Sauce

Light Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon

Jaggery Powder

Jaggery Powder

1 teaspoon

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

6 pieces

Dark Soy Sauce

Dark Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon

Corn Flour

Corn Flour

1 tablespoon

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon

Dairy

Paneer

Paneer

200 g

Fruits & Vegetables

Ginger

Ginger

2 teaspoons

Onion

Onion

1 unit

Spring Onion

Spring Onion

6 g

Capsicum Green-regular

Capsicum Green-regular

0.5 unit

Capsicum Red-regular

Capsicum Red-regular

0.5 unit

Other

Rice Flour

Rice Flour

2 tablespoons

Pepper

Pepper

0.5 teaspoons

Garlic

Garlic

10 g

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

2 units

Water

Water

0.5 cups

Directions

1Fine chop the garlic, ginger, spring onions and green chilli. Set aside. Cut the paneer into cubes. Cut the onion, green capsicum, red bell pepper into small triangles. Set aside.
2Marinate the paneer in chopped ginger, chopped garlic, soy sauce and a pinch of salt. Mix well and let it rest for 5 min.
3In the meantime, in a mixing bowl add salt, black pepper crushed, whole wheat flour, rice flour, cornflour, and 2 tablespoon water to combine all the ingredients and make a thick batter. Add marinated paneer and mix to evenly coat.
4Preheat the oven at 180 degrees c. Grease a baking tray with a little oil and arrange the marinated, batter coated paneer dices. Bake it for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until it turns golden brown and crispy. Keep it aside.
5Soak the dry red chilli in warm water for 15 minutes and drain the water. Blend to make a fine paste. Cook the chilli paste in 1 teaspoon of oil until it turns thick and is cooked through. Set aside.
6Heat the oil in a pan or wok over a medium flame. Add chopped garlic, ginger, green capsicum, red bell pepper and saute for a few seconds. Now add the cut onions. Stir-fry till the capsicum have partially cooked but are still crunchy. Add green chilli , chilli paste and cook well and for a few minutes. Then add some water and stir it. Cook till the oil separates.
7Add apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, jaggery powder, salt, and a pinch of black pepper powder. Mix well and check seasoning. The sauce should be of coating consistency. Add the crispy paneer to a pan and add an appropriate amount of sauce.
8Toss to evenly coat and combine. Check seasoning
9Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve.

Health Benefits of Chilli Paneer

One of the best chilli paneer benefits is that it is chockful of good protein and fats. Paneer has several vitamins and minerals which benefit heart health. It's easy to digest and is loaded with calcium, a nutrient needed for building strong and healthy bones. For those who face hunger after a workout, a bowl of chilli paneer makes for a filling meal. High-protein meals are always satiating and i

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