Schezwan Paneer or Chilly Paneer happens to be one of my favourite starters when I am at a restaurant….😁 perfectly spiced sauce with juicy paneer makes it irresistible for many of us!
Veggies give it a lovely crunch in between bites of velvety sauce..👌..this is something so easy to make at home.. I am sure everyone has their own version. So do I! I keep making it often and never really follow a recipe! But one thing that I try to always use is my Homemade Schezwan Sauce for making this! The flavours are so awesome…just like the restaurant style Schezwan Paneer! 😉
Here’s the easy peasy recipe…
Yield: serves 2
Equipment: a pan, a spatula, measuring cups/ spoons.
200 gms cubed paneer (cottage cheese, or you can use tofu too)
1/2 cup cubes of capsicum
1/2 cup cubes of onion
8-9 cloves of garlic sliced roughly
5 tbsp Schezwan Sauce
salt to taste
sugar to taste
4 tbsp oil
1 tbsp toasted white sesame seeds (optional)
Heat oil in the pan, once it’s hot, add the sliced garlic. Let it turn golden brown, then add the cubes veggies and season with salt & sugar. Cook until these they a slightly soft but not completely cooked. They must retain their colour as well.
Then add the cubed paneer and Schezwan sauce. Give them all a mix but be careful not to break the cubes of paneer. Cook for about 5 mins. Turn off the flame and serve it hot. This goes well with some Hakka Noodles or Fried Rice too👌☺️
Garnish with some sesame seeds if you want to.
(*Please note that I haven’t added any extra soy or chilly sauce as my Homemade Schezwan Sauce is spicy enough. You can add extra sauce if you’d like it to be more spicy)
There you go…your Restaurant Style Schezwan Paneer is ready…within minutes! 😀