Paneer is so common in South Asian dishes especially in Indian dishes. I’ve heard that you can make paneer at home but sometimes I can’t be bothered, since it’s relatively cheap to buy in stores 🙂 This chilli paneer was absolutely delicious! I started off by cubing the paneer into bite sized pieces and lightly pan fried them. I then combined the spices and formed a sauce for the paneer and literally just combined it together…that’s how easy it was 🙂
- 1 14 ounce pkg of paneer (cut into ¼ inch pieces)
- 5 tbsp of canola oil
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 green chilli, such as Serrano, minced
- 1 tbsp of ground cumin
- 1 tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp of tomato paste
- ½ tsp of sugar
- 2 green onions for garnishing
- In a medium fry pan over medium heat, heat 3 tbsp of oil. Fry the paneer in batches until golden brown on each side. Once cooked, remove and set aside on a plate lined with paper towel.
- Put the remaining oil into the fry pan and reduce the heat to low. Add the garlic, green chili, salt and pepper. Stir for about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste and sugar. Stir until just combined. Add in the cooked paneer with about a spoonful of water. Cover the fry pan and cook for another 5 minutes or until there is no water left.
- Remove from the heat and garnish with green onions and Enjoy! 🙂