Today, is the day before Karthik Purnima. In Odisha everyone follows a special diet at least during Panchuka that is five days before Karthik Purnima. We eat all satwik food, just like the Jain foods that does not contain Onion and Garlic in it. So, why I am posting this Chilli Paneer recipe here. I had prepared this few days back and just forgot to add this to blog. Now, here is the recipe for you.
•Paneer (cottage cheese) 200 grams
•Cornflour/ corn starch 4 tablespoons
•Oil 2 tablespoon + to deep fry
•Garlic,crushed 3-4 cloves
•Green chillies,sliced 3-4
•Onions,sliced 2 medium
•Green capsicum,seeded and thick strips 1 large
•Vegetable stock 1/2 cup
•Salt to taste
•White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
•Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
•Chilli sauce 1 tablespoon
Drain paneer well and cut into diamond shaped medium sized pieces. Heat sufficient oil in a wok, roll the paneer pieces in cornflour and deep fry on medium heat until the edges start to turn brown. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside. Blend remaining cornflour (nearly a tablespoon) in a quarter cup of water and set aside. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a wok, add crushed garlic and stir-fry for a minute. Add sliced green chillies, onions and green capsicum. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Add fried paneer and stir in the vegetable stock. Add salt, white pepper powder, soy sauce, chilli sauce and stir well. Stir in the blended cornflour and cook on high heat, stirring and tossing until the sauce thickens to coat the paneer and the vegetables. Serve immediately.