Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chili Paneer Recipe

Paneer or cheese is used in many Indian dishes like chicken paneer, palak paneer etc. Each dish cooked with paneer has its different taste. Similarly, chili paneer is a dish that highlights the unique taste of cheese. It is basically reckoned as Indo-Chinese food that is widely cooked and liked by Indians.

It is a good way of utilizing the left over paneer in your fridge. Use common kitchen ingredients and prepare very delicious dish out of it. It provides you good nutritious value and energizes your body by providing good number of calories.

Health Benefits of Paneer

Paneer has great nutritious value with so many health benefits. However, here are few of them.
  • If you make the cheese or paneer the part of your daily diet, you will soon reduce your weight. It is an easy solution of obesity instead of taking medicine or herbs.

  • If you are suffering from insulin syndrome, use paneer to develop resistance in your body against this syndrome.

  • It is very good for growing children as they share their part in rapid growth and renewal of body cells.

  • It is best treatment for cancer patients.

  • In older age, people start to develop stomach disorder so paneer is an effective treatment for such age related disorders.

  • Cheese is calcium rich food so it is very good for people with bones problem as it strengthens the bones and reduces the chances of brittle bones. It also reduces the dilemma of joint and back bone.

  • paneer- two cups, cubed
  • Capsicum- one
  • Onions- two large
  • Chilies-slit, four in number
  • Ginger and garlic-one teaspoon, paste
  • Soya sauce-one tablespoon
  • Green chili-one teaspoon, sauce
  • Tomato paste / ketchup-one teaspoon
  • Oil-three tablespoon
  • Sugar-quarter teaspoon
  • Corn flour-one tablespoon
  • Water-three tablespoon
  • Salt (to taste)
For the Marinade
  • Flour-three tablespoon
  • Corn flour / corn starch-two tablespoon
  • Freshly ground pepper-one teaspoon
  • Minced garlic-one teaspoon
  • Salt (A pinch)
  • Water
How to cook chili paneer
  1. Take a large bowl, put all the things that you have for marinade and make the paste of them. Cut paneer into cubed pieces and dunk into this paste. Give time to paneer to absorb the marinade.

  2. Pour almost four tablespoons of oil in frying pan. Place marinade paneer cubes in it and brown both the sides of it.

  3. Remove these cubes into some dish very carefully.

  4. Now you need to saute vegetables so using the same pan, fry green chilies, onions and capsicum. Saute for three to four minutes meanwhile onions will become transparent.

  5. Rise the flame and add green chili sauce, tomato paste, sugar and soya sauce. Saute all the things well then slow down the flame after 30 minutes.

  6. Pour corn flour into mixture and then add the paneer cubes that you have fried after marinade. Check the salt taste and if you find it little, add more in it. However, you should be careful while adding the salt as all the sauces is already salty. Cook for 5 minutes till the mixture becomes thick.

Enjoy it hot with plain rice or homemade bread.

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