- 300 gms of Paneer/Cottage cheese
- 1 tablepoon ginger-garlic paste
- 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
- salt to salt or approx 1/2 teaspoon
- 4-5 Spring Onion
- 1 Capsicum
- 1 Onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup Corn Flour
- 2 tablespoon refined oil
- soy sauce
- schezwan sauce
- Sesame seeds
Cut paneer into cubes and keep them on high flame for not than a minute. This can also be done in microwave. This process will make paneer completely dry and rest the paneer in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Now, remove paneer in a plat and add 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper and salt. Mix all the ingredients well. Now, keep the coated paneer in refrigerator for one hour.
Now, chop onion and capsicum in cubes and also chop ginger-garlic.
Chilly paneer is a fried dish hence it needs more coating that will add flavor and crispyness to the dish.
For coating, add 1/2 cup of all purpose flour, 1/4 cup of corn flour, salt according to taste and 2 tablespoon of refined oil in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients well and add 300 ml of water to the bowl. Whisk the batter until no lumps are left in the bowl.
Now, dip all the cubes of coated paneer in the batter and fry them for 2-3 minutes on each side. Make, sure that oil is on high temperature. Remove them on an absorbent paper.
Add half cup of water in a bowl.Now, add 1/2 tablespoon of corn flour to it. Mix it well. Now, that the fried paneer have cool down a bit, its time to fry them again. This time, keep the flame on medium heat for frying. Fry the cottage cheese for 4-5 minutes, until they turn golden brown.
Heat 2 tablespoon of refined oil in a wok. Now, add chopped ginger-garlic, diced capsicum and onions. Stir them all for 3-4 times. Now, add 1 tablespoon of schezwan sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar to the wok.
After 5 minutes, add the corn flour mix into the wok, stir the mix until the sauce thicken. Now, add fried paneer to the wok and give a final stir. Remember, switch off the flame before adding cottage cheese to the wok. This will keep the coated cheese crisp.
Remove in a serving dish and garnish with chopped spring onion and sesame seeds.