Batter fried paneer fingers

Preparation Time : 35-40 minutes
Cooking Time : 15-20 minutes
Servings : 4


Cottage cheese (paneer) 200 grams
Tomato sauce 2 tablespoons
Red chilli sauce 2 teaspoons
Cornflour/ corn starch 1/4 cup
Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup
Soda bicarbonate a pinch
Salt to taste
Milk as required
Oil for deep-frying
Tomato ketchup as required


Cut the paneer into twenty long fingers or forty small fingers. Mix together the tomato sauce and chilli sauce and marinate the paneer fingers in it for fifteen minutes. Mix together the cornflour, refined flour, soda bicarbonate, salt and sufficient milk to make medium thick batter. Rest the batter for fifteen minutes. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadai, dip the paneer pieces in the batter and deep fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.