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Saturday, September 25, 2010

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Chili Paneer Recipe

Of all the Paneer recipes, Chili Paneer is a spicy oriental dish which is very popular in the Indian cuisine.
Paneer or the Indian cheese prepared in the most simple method is a treasure of nutrition. It has a good source of Protein and Calcium. The high protein content of Paneer helps the body for growth and renewal. Calcium in this helps in building strong bones and teeth. It also has the health benefit of preventing Osteoporosis, which is one of the most common problems seen in old age. It is very interesting to know that many studies have shown that it helps in preventing cancer as well as prevent stomach disorders in people as they grow older.
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Prep. Time 30 min
Cook Time 20 min

Ingredients (Makes 4 - 6 Servings)

  • 400 gm low fat Paneer
  • 8 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 onions
  • 6-8 garlic (lahsun) cloves
  • 6-8 green chilly
  • 2 large capsicum
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ajinomoto (chinese salt)
  • 2 tbsp chilly sauce
  • Salt to taste


  1. Drain Paneer properly and chop down into medium sized pieces.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a pan, roll the Paneer pieces in corn flour and shallow fry the Paneer pieces on medium heat till the edges turn brown. Thereafter set the fried Paneer pieces aside.
  3. Blend remaining corn flour in quarter cup of water and set aside. Chop the onions into thick slices and crush the garlic cloves.
  4. Chop green chilies and cut capsicum into thick stripes and set them aside.
  5. After this, heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan, add crushed garlic and then stir-fry for some time.
  6. Add sliced green chilies, onion as well as capsicum and saute for some time.
  7. After this add fried Paneer pieces and stir in the vegetable stock.
  8. Add salt, pepper powder, soy sauce, chilly sauce, ajinomoto and the blended corn flour and keep stirring while cooking on high heat until the sauce thickens to coat the Paneer.
  9. Serve hot with Fried rice.


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