Monday, November 15, 2010

Paneer Fry

This dish is an appetizer. I have been thinking of learning most of the appetizers and only now, I found some time to experiment more on these. I borrowed the recipe from my cousin and added my ideas in between. I tried this on my husband's birthday party and it turned out pretty well. Lets see how to make it.


Paneer cubes
1 cup Corn flour
2 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
11/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 egg (optional)
1 onion
2 green chilly
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp butter
1 tsp oil
salt (accordingly)
1 tsp pepper
mirchi powder (accordingly)


1.Firstly, marinate the paneer cubes with ginger-garlic paste,salt, mirchi powder, corn flour and a egg. Egg is not mandatory, you could use water instead.

2.Keep them aside for a while, and in the meantime, you could prepare the gravy. In a pan, add 1-11/2 tsp oil. Add the cumin seeds & finely chopped garlic.

3.For this recipe, you need to cut the onions and bell peppers into big and long pieces.

4. Now, add the chopped onions, green chilly and ginger-garlic paste. Fry them till the raw smell of ginger-garlic paste disappears.

5.You could now, fry the marinated paneer cubes. If you want to avoid the deep fry, you could use a oil spray and fry them instead, I tried it and it tasted pretty good, I don't really encourage deep fries.

6.Now, after the onions are fried, add the chopped bell peppers, add the soy sauce and butter.

7.Fry everything till the peppers get 75% cooked. Now, add the pepper, coriander powder,salt and mirchi powder accordingly and add the fried panner. Remember the paneer already has salt and mirchi, so it doesn't need anything again.

8.Lastly,after it gets cooked, add some lime juice and enjoy your appetizer!

1 comment:

Lakshmi said...

You could even add some baby corn to this as it blends well with paneer and makes the recipe crispy