Indian Chinese Style CHILLI FISH / CHILLI PANEER

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February 14, 2015


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One of my fav Indian Chinese dishes is melt in the mouth fork tender fish in a glossy brown sauce with julienned ginger and sliced green chillies….Mmmmm need I say more! 🙂
Best part is that it is so quick n easy….it takes just 20 minutes to put it together from start to finish!

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Method:
Cut 1 lb fish (any mild flavored white fish) into 2 inch pieces. If using Paneer cut into 1 inch pieces.
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Toss the fish/paneer in 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar, salt and red chilli powder to taste and 2 tbsp cornstarch.
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Marinate fish for 15 minutes.
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Sear on a hot pan, a couple of minutes on each side.
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Add brown sauce and Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with chopped scallions…ready.
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Serve with hot brown/white rice!
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For the brown sauce…
Heat oil, add 1 tsp chopped garlic followed by 1 inch thinly sliced ginger and 1 small diced onion. Cook for 2 minutes.
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Now add 1 small diced capsicum along with 4-5 sliced green chillies. Cook for 2 minutes.
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Now add about 3/4 cup water and bring it to a slow simmer.
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Add the cornflour solution (made with a mix of 1/4 cup water, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tsp vinegar) salt to taste and about 1/2 a tsp of sugar.
Simmer for 2 minutes till glossy.
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8 comments on “Indian Chinese Style CHILLI FISH / CHILLI PANEER

  1. March 29, 2014 Nidhi

    I tried it with smaller pieces of cod, my kids loved it, even though I forgot to add vinegar to the brown sauce , but vinegar added to marination some how was enough. Also tried the same sauce with baked fish that tasted good
    too.

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    • March 29, 2014 ruchiairen

      Loved your idea to use the sauce with baked fish!

      Reply
  2. January 20, 2016 Kim

    Hi Ruchi, what fish did you use,looks yummy…

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    • February 21, 2016 ruchiairen

      Tilapia.

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  3. January 20, 2016 Farzin Vesuna Irani

    Lovely quick n easy.

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  4. January 20, 2016 Farzin Vesuna Irani

    Whats chopped scallions?

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    • February 21, 2016 ruchiairen

      Scallion is another name for Green Onion or Hara Pyaaz.

      Reply
  5. January 27, 2016 Humaira

    Hello there, I tried this today, and my husband said “it beats the restaurant one”. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Definitely a keeper?

    Reply

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