Paneer 65, Indian Starter

Paneer 65, Indian Starter

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Paneer 65 is one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants. It is especially popular in South India, where it is available even in small eateries in remote areas.

This is a peppy snack or starter, with an unmistakeable Oriental influence. Marinated and deep-fried paneer cubes are sautéed with chillies and onions to make this awesome snack.

The crispiness of the paneer, the juicy crunch of the veggies and the rich taste of assorted spices make this a truly appetising treat, ideal to serve as a starter .

Cauliflower can also be cooked similarly, to make another starter called Gobi 65. You can also try other interesting starters like the Ravioli Samosa or Malai Paneer Bell Pepper Balls .

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Paneer 65, Indian Starter recipe - How to make Paneer 65, Indian Starter

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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  1. Combine the spring onions, coriander, roughly chopped garlic and roughly chopped green chillies in a mixer and blend till smooth without using water.
  2. Transfer the paste into a deep bowl, add the curds, cornflour, plain flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, ½ tsp of chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, coriander powder, garam masala, tandoori masala, salt and food colour and mix well using a whisk.
  3. Add the paneer cubes and mix gently.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat the oil for deep-frying and deep-fry a few marinated paneer pieces on a medium flame. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Add the slit green chillies, sliced onions and little salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the remaining ½ tsp of chilli powder and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Add the fried paneer and spring onions, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy428 cal
Protein9.8 g
Carbohydrates13.8 g
Fiber1 g
Fat36.8 g
Cholesterol2.7 mg
Vitamin A620.8 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.5 mg
Vitamin B2-0.5 mg
Vitamin B30 mg
Vitamin C11.9 mg
Folic Acid15.2 mcg
Calcium346.9 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.5 mg
Potassium85 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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Paneer 65, Indian Starter
 on 08 Sep 18 07:15 AM

Easy method of cooking &so beautifully dishes proper colourings of dishes
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Manoj, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
10 Sep 18 09:15 AM
Paneer 65, Indian Starter
 on 13 Apr 18 08:37 PM

I m Doing Job training in kerala but the chef is not good... they dont teach me what is the recipe but you teach me thnku soo much
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Tarla Dalal    Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know our recipes help you. Do try creating them and give us your feedback.
14 Apr 18 02:45 PM
Paneer 65, Indian Starter
 on 29 Sep 17 02:30 PM

Its over fried. Paneer to jal gaya.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Samar, The paneer is not over fried.. this is the colour which we had added in the marination.. If you wish you can avoid the food colour..
29 Sep 17 05:27 PM