Paneer Chettinad


200gm of paneer cut into big squares. Pierce the paneer with fork or knife
3 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp maida
1 tbsp besan
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup corainder leaves
8-10 green chillies finely chopped
2 tbsp jaljeera powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp curd
Pinch of tandoori color or orange food color
1 lime juice
4 tbsp of water
oil for deep frying

For the Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • few drops of lime juice
  • 1 tsp oil

In paneer, add all the ingredients. Mix well with hands. Marinade for 1/2 - 1 hour. Shallow fry it in the tava with little oil or deep fry it in a kadai till it becomes crisp.

For the Garnish

Cut the onions into thin slices round. Take oil in the pan add onions and fry it for few minutes till translucent. Remove from pan and add lime juice, red chilli powder, pinch of tandoori color or orange color and salt to taste. Mix well. Place it on the side of the plate and place the paneer chettinad in the middle.

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