paneer pepper masala recipe | paneer pepper dry | paneer pepper fry

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paneer pepper masala recipe | paneer pepper dry | paneer pepper fry with detailed photo and video recipe. one of the favourites and tasty paneer starter or appetiser recipes is prepared with paneer cubes and special pepper masala. it is known for its combination of flavours and spicy taste and is typically served party starter or appetiser just before the meal. it is generally prepared as a dry variant with finely chopped veggies in it, but also taste great when served as a gravy version too.
paneer pepper dry


paneer pepper masala recipe | paneer pepper dry | paneer pepper fry with step by step photo and video recipe. paneer or cottage cheese-based recipes are typically used to prepare a curry or gravy based meal. but lately, it is introduced to so many other types of recipes and snacks specifically, appetiser recipes is one such new category. there are myriad ways of paneer appetiser like chilli, manchurian but the most popular recipe is the paneer pepper dry known for its spicy and lip-smacking taste.

i had posted gobi pepper fry previous, to which i received a lot of appreciation. well, to be honest, it is not a complex or sophisticated recipe, and i never expected such an overwhelming response. hence i explored my other options with pepper fry and paneer was obviously my first option. in other words, this recipe is exactly the same version as gobi pepper with gobi replaced with paneer. when compared to the gobi variant, the paneer recipe is more filling for the obvious reason of paneer. but the major advantage of this recipe is the nutrient it supplies with it. we all know paneer is rich in protien and hence when compared to gobi it is loaded with nutrients. hence if you are in confusion about this recipe, and especially for fussy eaters like kids, you should opt for paneer pepper dry.

paneer pepper masala recipe

furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variants to the paneer pepper masala recipe. firstly, the paneer is the key ingredient for this recipe and hence has to be fresh and juicy. i have used the homemade paneer for this recipe, but you can use store-bought for quick turnaround. but make sure it is not hard and is not due to expire. secondly, if you wish to make it with more gravy, then you add cornstarch with water just before mixing the fried paneer cubes. adjust the consistency with the cornstarch mixture as per your preference. lastly, if you wish to make other types of pepper dishes, you may replace paneer cubes with other vegetables or meat. the other vegetable option includes mushroom, baby corn, potato and even tofu.


finally, i request you to check my other related paneer recipes collection with this post on the paneer pepper masala recipe. it includes my other types of recipes like paneer makhani, paneer butter masala, lunch thali, paneer tikka masala, shahi paratha, paneer bhurji gravy – dhaba style, paneer masala dhaba style, kadai paneer, paneer tikka frankie, suji roll. further to these i would also like to mention my other related recipe categories like,

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paneer pepper dry

paneer pepper masala recipe | paneer pepper dry | paneer pepper fry

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy paneer pepper masala recipe | paneer pepper dry | paneer pepper fry
4.67 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course starters
Cuisine indian street food
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 549 kcal


Ingredients
 

for crispy paneer:

  • ¾ cup maida
  • ¾ cup corn flour
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • water (for batter)
  • 200 grams paneer (chopped)

for sauce:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp fennel
  • pinch hing
  • few curry leaves
  • 4 garlic (crushed)
  • 1 inch ginger (chopped)
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ capsicum (finely chopped)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

Instructions
 

  • firstly, in a bowl take ¾ cup maida, ¾ cup corn flour, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp pepper powder and ½ tsp salt.
  • add water and prepare a smooth lump-free batter.
  • dip paneer cubes in batter and coat uniformly.
  • deep fry in hot oil, keeping the flame on medium.
  • fry until the paneer turns golden brown and crisp.
  • drain off the paneer and keep aside.
  • in a large wok, heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp fennel, pinch hing and few curry leaves. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  • add 4 garlic, 1 inch ginger, ½ onion and saute until the onions turn translucent.
  • also, add ½ capsicum and saute slightly.
  • keeping the flame on low and add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp pepper powder and ½ tsp salt.
  • saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  • further, add 2 tbsp tomato sauce and cook on high flame. add 2 tbsp water and adjust the consistency of the sauce.
  • add in fried paneer and mix well coating sauce uniformly.
  • finally, add 2 tbsp coriander, lemon and enjoy crispy paneer pepper fry.

Nutrition

Calories: 549kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 14gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 856mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1034IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 371mgIron: 3mg


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how to make paneer pepper dry with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a bowl take ¾ cup maida, ¾ cup corn flour, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp pepper powder and ½ tsp salt.
  2. add water and prepare a smooth lump-free batter.
  3. dip paneer cubes in batter and coat uniformly.
  4. deep fry in hot oil, keeping the flame on medium.
  5. fry until the paneer turns golden brown and crisp.
  6. drain off the paneer and keep aside.
  7. in a large wok, heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp fennel, pinch hing and few curry leaves. saute until the spices turn aromatic.

  8. add 4 garlic, 1 inch ginger, ½ onion and saute until the onions turn translucent.
  9. also, add ½ capsicum and saute slightly.
  10. keeping the flame on low and add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp pepper powder and ½ tsp salt.
  11. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  12. further, add 2 tbsp tomato sauce and cook on high flame. add 2 tbsp water and adjust the consistency of the sauce.
  13. add in fried paneer and mix well coating sauce uniformly.
  14. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander, lemon and enjoy crispy paneer pepper fry.
    paneer pepper masala recipe

notes:

  • firstly, to make the paneer more crispy, you can use a 1:1 ratio of maida and cornflour.
  • also, doubled frying the paneer will keep them crunchy for a longer time.
  • additionally, adjust the pepper based on your spice level.
  • finally, the crispy paneer pepper fry recipe tastes great when served hot and spicy.

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