Indian Chinese Style CHILLI FISH / CHILLI PANEER

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! đŸ™‚
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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9 Comments

  1. 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.

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

  3. Whats chopped scallions?

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

  5. Amazing recipe… Just added mushrooms… As I can’t seem to cook without them….

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