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paneer 65



Paneer 65 is an Indian dish made with paneer (cottage cheese). It is a popular appetizer at parties and is often served with a side of mint or coriander chutney for dipping. The dish is thought to have originated in Chennai and is a vegetarian version of Chicken 65. The '65' in the name is often attributed to the year the recipe was invented. It is a flavorful dish with a hint of spice and the softness of fresh paneer.

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200 grams


1/2 cup

red chili powder

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

garlic paste

garam masala

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

curd (yogurt)

3 tablespoons

Oil for deep frying

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

- 2

green chilies


curry leaves

1 sprig



Step 1:

Cut the paneer into cubes and set it aside.

Step 2:

In a bowl, combine the cornflour, red chili powder, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, salt, and curd.

Step 3:

Add the paneer cubes and marinate them in the mixture for about 30 minutes.

Step 4:

Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.

Step 5:

Once the oil is hot, add the marinated paneer cubes and deep fry them until they are golden brown.

Step 6:

Remove the paneer cubes from the oil and set them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Step 7:

In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil.

Step 8:

Add mustard seeds, green chilies, and curry leaves to the pan and sauté until the mustard seeds start popping.

Step 9:

Add the fried paneer cubes and toss them in the spices.

Step 10:

Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Step 11:

Serve the paneer 65 hot with mint or coriander chutney.

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