Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I love Paneer,in its different forms,my favourite being Paneer Butter Masala.As much as I love Paneer,hubby hates it even more.I think it has to do with one's eating habits-I've seen that majority of non-vegetarians hate paneer and majority of the vegetarians love it.I really have no idea why.I have managed to persuade hubby to tide over that feeling and he has started a liking for Paneer tikka,but that too if there is no non-veg food around!!Hah..what to do..??!!
Me and amma,during our cooking-together days have tried many recipes with Paneer.It used to get over in no time.Almost always it used to be Butter masala or Jalfraize.I got a liking for paneer tikka recently and I love making it at home-I make mini paneer tikkas as I don't have big skewers,I make them on a toothpick and they come out great.More on that in another post.
As Srivalli rightly said here,Paneer must be the best example of fusion cooking.Even though it is an Indian Cheese,you find so many recipes in Chinese cuisine featuring paneer.Of course,Chinese is Indo-Chinese!!I've been wanting to try Chilli Paneer for a long time.There are so many recipes for this,in fact this is not exactly a recipe-just toss your favorite ingredients and you have your delicious dish ready.Don't believe me?Check this out...
Paneer Chilli~Chilli Paneer
Paneer - 200 gms(1 pkt),chopped lengthwise
Capsicum - 1,chopped lengthwise
Onion - 1,chopped into small cubes
Green chilly - 1,chopped lengthwise
Garlic,chopped finely - 1 tsp
Ginger,chopped finely - 1 tsp
Green chilly sauce - 1 tbsp
Soya sauce - 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Spring Onions - for garnish
In a kadai,add 1 tbsp oil and shallow fry paneer till they turn slightly brownish.
Take them out and keep aside.
In the same kadai,add rest of the oil and add chopped green chilly,ginger and garlic.
Saute for a minute and then add capsicum and onions.
Stir fry till they become soft,but not overcooked.
Add the sauces and salt to taste.
Mix well and add paneer.
Sprinkle the cornflour over the paneer,add water.
Keep mixing till the paneer is well coated with the sauces.
Transfer to a serving bowl,sprinkle spring onions and serve hot!!
Paneer Chilli goes to Paneer-A Delicacy,an event hosted by Vandana Rajesh of Cooking up something nice.
Paneer is a great source of protein,so this one's also on its way to Sangeeth's Eat healthy-Protein rich event.