• Prep Time2Hours
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves4People

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  • How to make Garam Masala

Paneer 65

Ingredients

  • Paneer / Cottage Cheese - 200 gms
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ginger Paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chili paste - 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder - 1 tsp (this gives color to the dish)
  • Cumin powder - 1/2tsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - for frying
  • For Tempering :
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green chilies - 4 (slit)
  • Curry leaves - handful
  • Dry red chilies - 1 (broken)
  • Sugar - 1 pinch

Steps

  1. Cut paneer into medium sized cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, add rice flour, corn flour, green chili paste, ginger garlic paste and all the other ingredients. Add little water to make a thick batter. Adjust salt as per taste.
  3. Put paneer cubes in the batter and mix well such that the batter gets coated on paneer nicely.
  4. Cling wrap the bowl and marinate it for minimum 2 hours.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a wok for deep frying. As soon as the oil is hot drop in the paneer cubes and fry them well till they turn crisp.
  6. Transfer the fried paneer pieces on a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
  7. For tempering :
  8. In another flat base pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
  9. As soon as the mustard seeds splutter add rest of the tempering ingredients and fry well.
  10. Now transfer the fried paneer into the tempering pan and toss all together such that everything gets incorporated well.
  11. Serve hot with fried rice or chapati !

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