Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Paneer Chillli

by Priyanka posted at 8:07 AM 2 comments

Your taste buds must already be watering at the thought of what recipe i will be posting today. Its an Asian cuisine albeit, from the land of the Crouching tiger......yes China it is. The indianised version of the Chinese cuisine is very popular among the younger desi janta.

My first tryst with Chinese cuisine was at a local food hotspot in Ahmedabad- Rasranjan's food court almost 6 years back. Their version of paneer chilly dry and hakka noodles was simply inimitable. We got so hooked to it that my mom decided to give it a try herself. Her speciality however is Chinese veg fried rice and veg manchurian. In New York, you can still find a couple of good places which dish out Indian Chinese cuisine. So i never took it upon myself to give it a try. However after moving to Florida, the longing for Chinese food got the better of me and i decided to take a shot at it.
So heres my version of the starter- Paneer Chili (this is the Dry version)- will post the recipe for the sauce version later

Serves 4
2 green peppers
2 onions
1 paneer (400 gm)
7 green chillies
ginger (approx. 1 inch piece)
soy sauce (Use Ching’s preferably)
spring onions (optional)

1. Dice the paneer into small cubes. Fry it till it turns golden brown on all sides.
2. Dice onions and capsicums (green pepper) into big pieces.
3. Heat a spoonful of oil in a pan on medium flame.
4. Add half of the crushed ginger and green chilly paste and sauté it for 1 minute.
5. Add the diced onions and green pepper and sauté them for 2 minutes. They shouldn’t be cooked completely.(should be half cooked- crispy). Add some salt to taste. (you can also add the spring onions to it if you like. i dont enjoy the spring onions in this recipe, so i tend to avoid it)
6. Add the fried paneer and and the rest of the green chilly- ginger paste and sauté for another minute or so.
7. Add soy sauce according to taste and serve hot.

Comments 2 comments
Suchita said...

This makes it to my to-do recipe list ! Thanks for putting it up!

Anonymous said...

hey.....this was yummy
when r u putting the sauce version....cant wait for that

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