Weekdays are usually hectic for all. Busy schedules, heavy workloads and tight timelines leave us with hardly any free time. And after such a demanding day, we feel like hitting the bed and immediately call it a day. But that's not an option when you have yourself and your family to feed. After all, ordering food daily is not a good option for your health (and your pocket as well!). For such days, a quick meal comes to the rescue and you will find plenty of options on the internet. Today, we bring you one such recipe that is uncomplicated, takes no time and can make for a wholesome meal. It is a home-style dry chilli paneer, made without corn flour or maida or Ajinomoto (MSG).
Dry Chilli Paneer - A Quick Meal For Dinner:
A veg version of the popular dry chilli chicken, this desi Chinese dish defines flavours. It has an appetizing texture and a blend of spices that make us fall for the dish time and again. So much so that you will find it holding a fixed spot in almost every Chinese menu across India.
But this home-style chilli paneer is a bit different from the ones you get from your favourite restaurant. It is lighter than the usual one and includes simple paneer cubes instead of batter-fried ones. Besides, in the recipe, we prefer using as less ingredients as possible to make it yet more comforting and easy. Let's take you through the recipe now.
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How To Make Home-Style Dry Chilli Paneer I Homemade Dry Chilli Paneer Recipe:
To start with the recipe, first pan-fry the paneer in some oil to prevent it from breaking. Here's a hack: To keep the paneer soft after frying, soak it in lukewarm water for some time.
Next, heat some oil and fry ginger, garlic, onion, capsicum, green chillies, along with soy sauce, tomato ketchup, sugar, salt and pepper. When you get the desired consistency of the gravy, add paneer, and some vinegar and toss. Ideally, this dish should have a semi-dry gravy. Finally, garnish with spring onion and serve. Click here for the recipe.
This home-style dry chilli paneer is best enjoyed hot. You can either have it as is or pair it with paratha, roti, bread or noodles and enjoy a wholesome dinner.
Try it today for dinner and let us know how you liked the dish.
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