Cut paneer into batons 3 inches long. Sprinkle salt, half the turmeric, ginger and garlic paste. Keep aside in warm place for half an hour. Drain water and keep aside.
Heat canola oil and add besan. Cook on very low heat until besan lightly browns. Remove from fire, add turmeric and let cool.
In besan, squeeze lemon, add salt, chilly flakes, chopped garlic, yellow chilly powder and black pepper.
Marinate paneer in this marinade, skewer and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Heat pan and drizzle canola oil; cook paneer on all sides until it browns. Sprinkle chaat masala, chopped coriander and serve hot with fresh salad.
Chef Kunal Kapur is the Executive Sous- chef at Leela Kempinski,
Gurgaon and is more popularly recognized for being one of the judges for
the highly rated food show MasterChef India with Akshay Kumar.
Key Ingredients: Cottage Cheese, salt, turmeric, ginger, garlic, vegetable oil, gram flour, lemon, paprika, yellow chillies, black pepper, coriander leaves