Lemon paneer recipe

16 Aug

Lemon paneer recipe

Lemon paneer is a simple paneer dish, can be had as such for a filling evening snack. Very simple and easy recipe with paneer.
I saw lemon paneer in my Instagram feed few months back and from the time I saw the picture, I was so much tempted to try at home. I have no idea what the recipe is or no idea how it would taste, but I got a rough idea how I wanted it to taste, so tried and loved it a lot. I am not sure if this can be had as accompaniment for anything, but it was yumm as such.

I love all lemony things like lemon rice, lemon rasam, lemon idiyappam, lemon aval, lemon oats. I even make lemon quinoa. So obviously I loved this one too. Do try for a change and I am sure you will not be dissapointed.
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Lemon Paneer recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Serves: 1  | Author:

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Lemon paneer is a simple paneer dish, can be had as such for a filling evening snack. Very simple and easy recipe with paneer.
Lemon paneer recipe

Ingredients

Lemon – 1
Paneer, frozen cubes – 1 cup
Garlic, finely chopped – 2 tsp
Onion – 1/2
Capsicum, chopped – 3 tbsp
Green chilli – 3
Maida/ all purpose flour – 2 tbsp
Corn flour – 2 tbsp
Lemon zest – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Cooking soda – a pinch
Coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tbsp
Spring onion, chopped – 2 tbsp
Oil as needed
Salt as needed

Method:

  1. Keep paneer immersed in hot water until use. Chop onion, capsicum, coriander leaves, spring onion. Slice green chilli diagonally. 
  2. Make a batter out of maida, 1 tbsp corn flour (corn starch), salt, 1/8 tsp turmeric, cooking soda, lemon zest, with water. 
  3. Dip each cube in the batter and deep fry in hot oil. You can fry few per batch. 
  4. Drain over paper towel. Repeat to finish.
  5. In a kadai/ pan heat 1 tbsp oil. Add garlic, green chillies.
  6. Fry till fragrant and add cubed onion, capsicum. Fry till onion turns translucent.
  7. Add 1 cup water. Bring to boil. Add deep fried paneer cubes. 
  8. Dissolve 1 tbsp corn flour in 2 tbsp water. Stir in the boiling water.
  9. Once thick, garnish with chopped coriander, spring onion. Switch off the flame, squeeze the lemon juice.

Notes

  • Just scrape gently the yellow skin of lemon for lemon zest. No white part, only the yellow skin.
  • You can skip spring onion and use coriander leaves alone.
  • Do not boil for long time as the fried paneer will lose its outer skin if boiled for long time.
  • If chilli is less spicy, add more to balance the tanginess.
  • Do not reduce lemon, lemon flavour should be more.

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Step by step pictures:

  1. Keep paneer immersed in hot water until use. Chop onion, capsicum, coriander leaves, spring onion. Slice green chilli diagonally.
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  3. Make a batter out of maida, 1 tbsp corn flour (corn starch), salt, 1/8 tsp turmeric, cooking soda, lemon zest, with water. 
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  5. Dip each cube in the batter and deep fry in hot oil. You can fry few per batch. Drain over paper towel. Repeat to finish.
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  7. In a kadai/ pan heat 1 tbsp oil. Add garlic, green chillies. Fry till fragrant and add cubed onion, capsicum. Fry till onion turns translucent.
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  9. Add 1 cup water. Bring to boil. Add fried paneer cubes.
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  11.  Dissolve 1 tbsp corn flour in 2 tbsp water. Stir in the boiling water.
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  13. Once thick, garnish with chopped coriander, spring onion. Switch off the flame, squeeze the lemon juice.
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Enjoy hot.

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