We were visiting one our friends for a potluck dinner and I was supposed to make a vegetarian starter. I wanted to make something different yet suitable to the Indian palate. I came up with this Paneer ( cottage cheese) dish which is Indo-Chinese and easy to make.
750gm ( approximate) of Paneer ( found in Indian grocery stores)
1 green pepper,
5-6 small green chillies,
1/2 inch of ginger,
3 cloves of garlic,
2tbsp of all purpose flour,
1tbsp of corn flour,
2tbsp soy sauce,
1tsp of vinegar,
Cut the Paneer into medium sized cubes . Make a batter combining the all purpose flour and corn flour. Dip the paneer into the batter so that they are well coated with it and deep fry them till they are golden brown. Let it cool down on a paper towel which will absorb the excess oil.
Cut the green pepper in long thin slices and the finely chop the ginger, garlic and green chillies. . Heat some oil in a wok and add the ginger-garlic and then the green chillies. Once the oil is infused with the above ingredients add the green pepper and saute on high flame for about a min. Then add the soy sauce and the vinegar, toss in the paneer and saute for another 1 min. Garnish it will spring onions and the dish is ready to serve.
One can make this as a side dish for a chinese dinner or it can be starter before a main course.