Mombasa_Eats: CHILLI PANEER RECIPE

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Whilst I love going out and exploring various cuisines, I also enjoy cooking. This recipe has been passed down to me and I absolutely love it. Let’s cut to the chase and do this!

Ingredients for sauce

 

Ingredients for Paneer
1 Green bell pepper finely cut into thin strips

2 Medium Onions finely cut into thin strips

1 -2 Chopped Green Chillies (depends how hot you like it)

2 Cloves Garlic finely chopped

½ teaspoon Garlic paste

1 tablespoon Corn flour

3 tablespoons light soya sauce

1 small cup water

3 tablespoons Oil

2 tablespoons Honey (adjust according to sweetness)

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon Chilli flakes

Thinly chopped Spring onions to garnish

 

½ Kg Paneer cut into medium sized cubes

1 cup white flour

1 tablespoon cornflour

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

 

 

 

Preparing the Paneer

  1. Mix white flour, corn flour and salt.
  2. Add water gradually until the mixture is of a runny consistency. Make sure it isn’t too runny or thick.
  3. Warm the oil at medium heat.
  4. Add the paneer cubes to the mixture and mix until finely coated.
  5. Drop a few cubes into the oil and fry gently until they are nice and golden. Make sure not to over do.
  6. Remove in a colander and fry the rest and keep aside.

 

Preparing the sauce

  1. Take a deep pan and pour 3 tablespoons of oil. Allow the oil to heat.
  2. Add the garlic paste and onions and sautee for about 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Make sure the heat in medium and that the onions don’t brown.
  3. Add chopped garlic, green chillies and green bell pepper to this mixture to cook for another 2-3 minutes. (Optional – You can put this on slow and cover with a lid for the vegetables to soften).
  4. Mix corn flour, soya sauce and water to make slurry in a bowl.
  5. Add pinch of salt and chilli flakes to the vegetable mixture and mix in well.
  6. If the sauce is too thick, add some water accordingly.

 

Final Steps

  1. Add the slurry to the vegetable mixture and allow it to come to boil.
  2. Lower heat and add the honey and taste the vegetable mixture. It should be sweet and spicy. Adjust taste accordingly.
  3. Add the fried Paneer to the sauce. Mix well and allow to cook on low heat covered for about 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with spring onions just before serving and enjoy with warm buttery naan.

 

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