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Paneer Chili

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Authentic Indo-Chinese dish that will make you eat again and again. Restaurant style taste - a must try recipe. Impress your loved ones by serving this dish. Serve with plain or fried rice or serve by itself as an appetizer.
Ingredients
For marinating the paneer
  Paneer cubes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Crushed garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Crushed ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Chili paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt To Taste
The vegetables
  Red onion 1 Medium, chopped
  White onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Green bell pepper 2 Medium, chopped
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Green chili 2 Medium, chopped
For the batter
  Corn flour 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (As required for a thin consistency batter)
For frying
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the sauce
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Crushed garlic 1 Teaspoon (Use as required)
  Crushed ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Ketchup 1 Tablespoon
  Chili sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Chunky peanut butter 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ajinomoto 1 Pinch
  Plum sauce 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Tomato sauce/Tomato puree 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
For the garnish
  Fresh cilantro 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Green onion 1 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a bowl with the cubed paneer in it. Add the garlic, crushed ginger, chilli paste, ground cumin and salt. Mix well to marinate the paneer well.
2. Put the marinated paneer in a zip-lock bag and refrigerate for about 2 to 3 hours or at least 30 minutes.

MAKING
3. In a pan heat some oil and using a strainer deep fry the onions, bell pepper and green chili for a minute. (The vegetables can also be sauteed in a pan as an alternative option).
4. In a bowl add the corn flour and cornstarch with a little water and mix. The consistency should be thin.
5. In a plate take the marinated paneer cubes and pour the prepared batter over the cubes. Combine well so that the paneer cubes are well coated with the batter.
6. In a pan heated with a couple of inches of oil, deep fry the paneer cubes for about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a kitchen paper towel.
7. Take a pan with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and heat it. Add crushed garlic, crushed ginger and crushed cumin. Stir well for a minute.
8. Add the ketchup, chili sauce and chunky peanut butter. Stir to combine all the ingredients in the pan.
9. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and ajinomoto and stir for a couple of minutes. Add a teaspoon or two of the prepared batter and stir.
10. Add the vegetables and paneer cubes just before serving so that they remain crunchy. Stir to coat all the vegetables and paneer with the sauce well.
11. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions.

SERVING
12. Serve hot with rice or as an appetizer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Paneer
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
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