Chilli paneer is a popular Indo-Chinese dish made with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) that is flavored with a spicy and tangy sauce. The paneer is first coated with a batter made of cornflour and all-purpose flour and then deep-fried until crispy. The fried paneer cubes are then tossed in a spicy sauce made with soy sauce, chili paste, vinegar, and garlic.
To make chilli paneer, you start by preparing the paneer cubes and the batter. The paneer is cut into cubes and the batter is made by mixing together cornflour, all-purpose flour, salt, and water. The paneer cubes are then coated with the batter and deep-fried until golden brown and crispy.
Next, the sauce is prepared by sautéing garlic and green chilies in oil, and then adding soy sauce, chili paste, and vinegar. The fried paneer cubes are then added to the sauce and tossed together until evenly coated.
Chilli paneer is often served as a starter or appetizer in Indian and Indo-Chinese restaurants. It is a popular vegetarian alternative to chili chicken and is loved for its spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet flavor. It is also easy to make at home and can be served with rice or noodles as a main dish.