How to Make Paneer Pepper Fry

Paneer Pepper Fry

Paneer Pepper Fry

Kerala style,spicy paneer pepper fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3
Ingredients:

  1. Paneer- 1 to 1 and 1/4 cup
  2. Ginger and garlic ,crushed – 1 tsp
  3. Onion ,sliced – 2 medium(1 and 1/4 cup)
  4. Green chilies,sliced – 1 or 2 ( according to taste)
  5. Curry leaves – 1 or 2 sprigs
  6. Kashmiri chili powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  9. Garam masala – 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  10. Tomato,finely chopped – 2 tbsp
  11. Freshly ground black peppercorns – to taste
  12. Salt – to taste
  13. Oil / Ghee – as required

For Marination:

  1. Black pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
  2. Kashmiri chili powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Garam masala – 1/8 tsp
  4. Corn flour – 2 tsp
  5. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder- 1 pinch
  7. Water – 1/2 to 1 tsp ( if required)
  8. Salt- to taste

Instructions:

  • In a bowl,combine together Paneer cubes and all the ingredients listed under " For marination".Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan,and shallow fry the paneer cubes ,until it turns golden brown on all the sides,turning few times in between.Drain onto a clean kitchen towel.Keep aside until required.
  • Add more oil ( if required) to the same pan and add  ginger, garlic and onion.Saute until onion turns golden , over medium flame.Next add green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Saute for about 10 minutes or until onion turns golden brown.Reduce the flame to low and add kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder ,turmeric powder and  garam masala.Saute until raw smell leaves. 
  • Next add chopped tomato and mix well.Cook,stirring often ,until the tomatoes have cooked down completely.( if required,add 2 to 3 tsp of water  to avoid burning).Next add the fried paneer cubes ,black pepper  and salt to taste.
  • Add few curry leaves and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through .
  • NOTES
    • Adjust the amount of green chilies and black pepper according to your taste.
    • Use freshly ground black pepper for best results.