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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chili Paneer /Grilled Paneer

My friend wanted me to post something vegetarian. So I kind of tweaked the chicken fry recipe and prepared Chili Paneer with almost same ingredients except those non-veg components. I had few guests last night, they said it was just too awesome. I was glad that the bowl was empty at the end of our dinner though there was nothing left for me to eat :-(. So here we go with the yummy yummy chili paneer with bell pepper

  • Paneer - 250 gms (cubed)
  • Capscicum /Bell Pepper (Green, Orange, Red, Yellow) - 1/4 cup of each color, diced
  • Onion - 1/2 diced
  • Tomato Ketchup - 4 tsp
  • Barbeque Sauce - 3 tsp
  • Soya Sauce - 3 tsp
  • Hot sauce - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few sprigs (Garanishing)
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp (I have not used in this prep)
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chili - 5 (make a small slit on the top with knife)
  • Grated Paneer - 2 tsp (Garnishing)

Add 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai, when it is hot add cumin seeds, wait for few seconds and then add onion and saute for 2 minutes on a medium flame. Then add green chili, capsicum and saute for 4 minutes.
Now add barbeque sauce, tomato ketchup, hot sauce and soya sauce. Mix it well. Add some  chili powder if you like it spicy. Saute for another 3 minutes until the sauce blends well with the vegies. Now add salt and then paneer. Saute for 2-3 minutes and remove it from flame.
Garnish it with coriander leaves, grated paneer and squeeze some lime juice (around 1 tsp) before serving. Serve it hot.
Alternatively this recipe can be used to prepare grilled paneer. The method would be to add all the ingredients in a large bowl except coriander leaves, grated paneer and lime. Mix it well, marinate for 20 minutes and put them on a grill. Cook until you get the desired texture. Remove, garnish and serve.


Dips said...

Looks so yummy !
Hi Radhika..reading your blog since few weeks..would be glad if you could share some photography tips with this amateur !

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