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Chilli Paneer

Chili paneer is a popular vegetarian dish in Indian cooking, primarily in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab. The cubed paneer is cooked with green chilies and thus the name ‘chili paneer’. Chili paneer usually has a thick consistency due to the addition of corn flour or all-purpose flour (maida). The taste of the chili paneer ranges from medium spicy to extra spicy and the gravy is often prepared from soy sauce. In this paneer recipe, the cubed paneer is coated with corn flour, lightly fried and set aside; green onions, green chilies are mixed with soy sauce and corn flour and simmered on low-medium heat. The fried paneer is then added into the green chili sauce and simmered for some more time till the gravy turns even thicker. Chili paneer is served with rice, roti or naan and can be a part of the regular menu.