Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pepper and garlic Paneer /Pepper and Garlic cottage cheese

Am kind of bored deep frying almost every chili preparation. So this time i decided to prepare something without deep frying .Moreover i wished that it mus taste equally as good as any Chinese chili item.

I have been reading many cook books and following many chefs. They always keep a check on the amount of fat that we use in the preparation of any recipie. Its always good to use fat as little as possible but then to give space to exception its okay to consume more than a little bit sometimes. For this paneer preparation i paid special attention to garlic and ginger because i wanted the flavours of Chinese chili items. Here's the recipe:


  • Paneer/Cottage Cheese- 250gms sliced into 1/2 inch cubes(how to make paneer- )
  •  Bell pepper- 2 sliced into cubes
  • Spring onions - 4 sticks chopped
  • Green chilly - 2 sliced
  • Pepper cons / Pepper powder- 1 Tea Spoon
  • Ginger-1 TSP finely chopped
  • Garlic- 4 large cloves , chopped
  • Corn starch/ Corn flour- 1 TSP
  • Oil- 3 TSP
  • Tomato- 1 diced
  • Onion-1 sliced
  • Salt as per taste
  • Tomato sauce
  • Soy sauce
Method :
  • Toss the paneer cubes over the corn flour powder and pinch of salt.
  • Heat 2 TSP of oil in a pan, now toss the paneer until its  golden brown from all sides.
  • Take out the cubes once they are golden brown.
  • Now in the same pan add 1 more TSP of oil and add the chilly and onion
  • Fry for 30 sec ,add garlic and ginger, fry until light soft
  • Add bell peppers , fry for 1 min, and add tomatoes and salt.
  • Fry for next 1 min and finally add the tossed paneer cubes
  • At this point of time add all the sauces and fry for some more time
  • Make a solution of cornflour by adding 1 tea spoon to 90ml of water.
  • Add this solution and let it thicken.Turn off the heat
  • Finally add freshly crushed pepper cons or pepper powder
  • sprinkle the spring onions.
Pepper and Garlic Paneer is ready to be served. Serve it hot with Fresh steamed rice. 

Enjoy and Happy Cooking :-)

By: Sushmita Pandit