Thursday, April 10, 2008

Chilli Paneer

This is quiet a delightful dish with fried paneer, capsicum and mushrooms. Different color capsicum can be used to enhance the look. It's a dry stir fry dish, quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

14 oz /400 gm - Paneer, cut to small cubes
2 tbsp - Cornflour
8 oz /227 gm - Mushroom, washed and chopped
1 - Green Capsicum, sliced length wise
1 - Onion, sliced length wise
4 big flakes - Garlic, crushed
1 to 2 - Green chili,chopped
1/4 tsp - Black pepper powder
A dash of - Garam masala powder
2 to 3 drops - Vinegar
2 tsp - Tomato ketchup
Salt to taste

Method

1 ) Sprinkle cornflour on the paneer pieces. Shake to coat on the paneer. This will help the paneer from sticking to pan when frying. In a skillet heat oil on low flame, add paneer and fry to a light golden color, little at a time. Take off the oil and drain.

2 ) In the same oil, add garlic and green chili, fry for a minute. Then add onion and stir fry lightly. Onion should be crunchy, add capsicum and stir fry for a minute.

3 ) Meanwhile, microwave mushrooms placed in a microwave safe bowl for 3 minutes. Take out and add to the skillet and stir fry.

4 ) Add black pepper powder, salt to taste, a dash of garam masala and mix in. Add vinegar and tomato ketchup and mix in. Add fried paneer and saute.


Serve as a side dish with fried rice or even chapati.

Note - If you have left over, then don't microwave. Place in oven and bake with some grated mozzarella cheese.

For a slight gravy dish - Add 2 tsp corn flour to 1/2 cup of water and dissolve it. To this add 1 tsp soya sauce and above said amount of vinegar and tomato ketchup. Mix well and after adding black pepper and salt step above, add this cornflour mix and stir to coat the paneer. Cook on a medium high heat till the sauce thickens and coats. Turn off the stove and serve.

32 comments:

Cedar said...

That sounds and looks absolutely delicious!

Purnima said...

Nice recipe, perfectly done paneer, capsicum looks beautiful-plate arranged so well, over-all a mouthwatering pic!! :)

Sia said...

guess what? i made same dish on weekend with few different ingredients. looks delish pravs.

Padmaja said...

Hey Pravs!! I bought paneer long back and its been in the fridge for way to long!!
I am gonna make this today itself!! Pictures are amazing!!!

Kalai said...

Gorgeous dish, Pravs! Love the touch of the bell pepper garnish around the bowl! Sounds so simple and delicious. :)

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi pravs,The recipe sounds simple but I guess it must be tasting awesome.Looks really tempting

Arundathi said...

That looks totally up my alley - I love stir fries, a lot more than curries. And since I've recently started making paneer at home, this would be great. thanks!

Uma said...

Yummy! the pic looks so tempting. Good one.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

sounds quite easy to m ake and looks yummy too!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

I love this .... colourful dish... Looks YUM!.... Lovely presentation...

Shankari said...

such a simple dish and yet looks absolutely delish!

Happy cook said...

Looks so good I am drooling here

Jamie said...

This looks great. I think I may try it this weekend. Thank you!

Dhivya said...

wow!looks so yumm....easy to make and so delicious one

Pooja said...

Wonderful Pravs... ! it looks such delicious... I am craving for some now :( ...
never tried any dry dish with paneer , I think its time to try now .

Divya Vikram said...

nice recipe..Thanks for ur note at the end..

Manasi said...

!Yummmmmmmmm!
Nice pic too! This looks so inviting.. paired with butter naan!! WOW!!

Red Chillies said...

Great combination and a good change to try especially when there are some visitors!

sunita said...

Beautiful! love the paneer-capsicum combo...something which i too make quite frequently :-)

Homecooked said...

Hmmm....this looks wonderful!!!

SMN said...

Luks tempting

Namratha said...

Mmmm looks delicious!

Richa said...

slurrrrp! am ready with a spoon ;)

Kribha said...

Gosh... Chilli paneer is making me mouth-water badly. Nice recipe and pics. I'll try it out soon in a grill.

Anonymous said...

wow! Your family is lucky to have you. Chilli paneer looks good! Will sure try this out with Tofu. Thanks for this recipe.

Wish you and your family a very happy Vishu.

Rg.

Pecos Blue said...

Always great food here!

Pravs said...

Cedar : Thanks :D

Purnima : Thanks :) do try sometime.

Sia : Oh is it ? what was the ingredients ? Would love to try that.

Padmaja : Sure, do let me know the outcome.

Kalai : Yes, its simple and delicious.

Pearlsofeast :it is delish ! :)

Arundathi : Saw your post on fresh paneer. Will be even better with fresh paneer.

Uma, ramya, sukanya, shankari, happy cook, jamie, dhivya, Pooja,divya,manasi : Thanks to each of you, Please do try sometime :D

Red chillies : sure will be good side dish when you have guest.

Sunita : yes, its a nice combo :)

Homecooked, smn, namratha,Richa, kribha : Thanks :D This dish is so light,you will be tempted to have more.

Rg : hey, i don't know what to say. I feel touched by those words :) Thanks ! I have not tried with tofu, but when you try let me know how it is with tofu.
Wishing you and your family too a happy Vishu, with happiness and prosperity.

Pecos : Thanks. Good to know that... makes it worthwhile for all the efforts i put in :)

Mallugirl said...

vishu aasamsakal :)hmm.. no payasam? i came here for the payasam.. what do u have in store for me?

Prajusha said...

pravi,
wow..looks yummy.love anything with paneer.
how was ur vishu(sadhya)

Pravs said...

Mallugirl: sorry for not having anything here for vishu.Bit of a set back with illness :(

Prajusha :Thanks :D. Kept vishu kanni..but didn't make any sadhya. How was yours ?

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Lovely paneer Pravs..Delicious!!

Radhika Girish said...

Thanks a lot !!! . that really looks yummy ........