Ingredients for fried Paneer.
Paneer cubes- 200 gms
Maida flour/ All purpose flour- 1 tbsp
Cornflour- 3 tbsp
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Water- couple of tbsp
Oil to deep fry.
Ingredients for Chilli sauce
Onion medium( diced)- 1 no
Capsicum medium( diced)- 1 no
Garlic cloves( chopped)- 4 nos
Green chilli( sliced)- 2 nos
Curry leaves- few
Ginger and Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder/ Red chilli paste- 1/2 tsp
Red food color- few pinches
Ajinomoto- less than 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Water- 1 tbsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
In a small bowl add maida flour, cornflour, red chilli powder, salt and water, mix well to get smooth and fine batter.
Heat enough oil in a pan to deep fry the Paneer cubes.
When oil is hot dip each and every Paneer cubes in the batter, drip the excess batter and drop the Paneer cubes into the hot oil carefully.
Fry the Paneer until golden brown and crisp, drain and place the fried paneer cubes on a paper towel.
Next heat 2 tbsp oil in another sauce pan when oil is hot add the diced onion, chopped garlic, sliced green chillis, curry leaves and diced capsicum, stir fry for few secs.
Add the ginger and garlic paste and stir fry until the raw smell leaves.
Reduce the heat and add red chilli powder, red food color, ajinomoto and salt to the frying onion mixture.
Add 1 tbsp water to the onion mixture to make a light sauce.
Increase the heat and add the fried Paneer cubes to the pan, quickly stir fry so that the sauce is well coated on the Paneer cubes and its dry.
Garnish the Chilli Paneer with chopped green onions( scallions) and serve hot as appetizer or with Fried Rice and Noodles.
Chilly Paneer is suitable sidedish for