Paneer is a fresh cheese made by curdling milk with fruit juice or vegetable acid such as vinegar, lemon juice. Paneer recipe is common in India.
In Bhutan, we don’t make paneer instead we make our own cheese called “Datshi”. The similarity between paneer and Datshi is that both are made up of milk product but their making procedure is different.
Comparing their making procedure, paneer is easy to prepare and takes less time comparing to making Datshi.
If you wish to prepare paneer at home especially Bhutanese people you can search on YouTube. There are so many videos on YouTube made by our Indian friends which are very easy and simple, you would love it.
And likewise, to those who are non-Bhutanese and are interested to make or check out how Bhutanese people make Datshi you can google it.
In Bhutan, we don’t make paneer instead we import from our neighbour country India. It is well packed in a tin but comes with a quite higher price. In Bhutan we don’t cook paneer time to time, we just use cook on a festive or celebratory occasion.
Check out the video on How to make Chilli Paneer at home
And half of the Bhutanese people don’t know how to prepare paneer dish. If you don’t know don’t worry, I am here to help you how to make very easy and simple paneer recipe without any masala in it.
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This article is for those who are vegetarian, you should obviously try this style of Chilli Paneer as it contains rich in protein and has so many other health benefits.
Also, this dish is free from masala so you don’t have to worry about the cons of eating the paneer. Fuel your stomach with healthy food! This paneer dish can be served with almost all like with rice, roti, with drinks, Indian bread etc.
How to prepare simple delicious Chilli Paneer?
I have recipe and instruction below for you,
Dragon Chilli Paneer Recipe
- 300 g Paneer
- 2 Tomatoes
- 2 Onion
- 4 Green chillies
- 4 Dry Red Chillies
- 6-7 cloves of Garlic
- 1/3 litre Oil Cooking Oil
- Cut the paneer into square shape or rectangular shape.
- Heat the oil and fry the paneer. Fry it until paneer becomes light brown in colour.
- Meanwhile, you can prepare the paste by cutting the tomatoes, onions, green chillies, garlic into the mixture grinder. Put dry red chilli or chilli powder as it gives a beautiful colouring to the paneer. Also, add salt to taste.
- Keep grinding the mixture until there are few lumps left.
- Now it time to fry paneer with paste. Use the left leftover oil of fried paneer. Put 2-3 tsp of oil and fry paste first and after 3-4 mins add fried paneer.
- Stir thoroughly and let it cook for another 5 mins under the low flame. So that your paste will enter uniformly inside the fried paneer and give a delectable taste.
- At last turn off the flame, add coriander and serve it.
Now you can try this paneer dish at your home and do let me know in the below comments, how were your experience and the taste of it.