Chilli Paneer (Vegetarian Recipe) a milder; but very tasty version of this dinner party favourite.

Chilli Paneer (Vegetarian Recipe) a milder; but very tasty version of this dinner party favourite.

An Indo-Chinese recipe without using Ajinomoto / MSG
✓ Recipe to serve approximately 4 people.
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED (you can adjust according to taste) :

Vegetable Oil (Tel) – enough for frying Onions & Paneer

1 medium Onion – very finely chopped (Dungri)

1 medium Tomato (Tamata)

2 tablespoons of Tomato Puree (Cirio)

2 to 3 Cloves Garlic finely chopped (Lasan)

1 & a 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped Ginger (Adrak)

6 teaspoons of Tamarind Paste (Amli)

6 teaspoons of Soy Sauce

200 grams of Paneer (sliced into batons, fried & then soaked in cold water)

*Since making this video we’ve learn an additional method that we want you to know about:
before you fry the paneer dip the paneer pieces in a batter made with Water, Corn flour & Wheat flour, (this will give a very crispy coating to the paneer & you don’t then need to soak in water.

1 Red + 1 Green Pepper (Capsicum)

4 to 5 teaspoons of Mangal Chicken Tikka Masala (Garam Masala) – we prefer to use Mangal brand (but any other good quality brand should be just as good).

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of home Garam Masala

1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

1 teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera)

Approximately 1 teaspoon Salt (Namak) – to taste

1 or 1 & 1/2 teaspoon of Sugar (Karn) to taste

4 Cardamon Pods (Elaichi)

4 Cloves (Lavang)

1 Small piece of Cinnamon (Taj)

1 Vegetable Stock cube (Flavour Maker)

TO GARNISH :
Handful of washed & freshly cut Green Coriander Leaves (Dhania)
2 Spring Onions.
Optional – if you prefer it hotter 1 chopped Green Chilli (Mirchu) to garnish at the end.

This is a pure Indian / Chinese vegetarian recipe; (but you may substitute the Paneer & use either Mushrooms or Chicken to make “Chilli Mushrooms” or “Chilli Chicken”.

Once you watch this step by step video film – you will know how to make this very popular Indian Street Food style Indo / Chinese dish………..enjoy !!!

You can watch a delicious version of this dish being made in an Indian restaurant kitchen by clicking the following link: (Indian Street Food Paneer Chilli, a privileged peek inside the kitchen of Rose Restaurant Kingsbury).

(Video published on Friday 15 February 2013)