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Paneer 65 recipe with step by step photos – quick and easy to make spicy paneer 65 recipe from the Hyderabadi cuisine.

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This recipe is a Simple and home style version of paneer 65. not like the restaurant version. I have had paneer 65 in restaurants and I have always got the taste of soy sauce and chili sauce in them. Here there is no addition of soy sauce or chili sauce. Have kept everything easy and simple for a home cook.

Usually in paneer 65, there is no gravy. its a dry dish. But I have had a semi dry version too. There are many variations of paneer 65. This recipe is also a variation.

Apart from paneer 65, you can also make Aloo 65, Gobi 65, Mushroom 65 and so on. For a vegan option, substitute paneer with tofu or tempeh. This recipe is also gluten-free version of paneer 65.

Paneer 65 dish makes for a quick starter or snack recipe. You can serve it hot as a starter or with some chapatis, naan or tandoori rotis.

How to make paneer 65

1. Take 3 tbsp rice flour, 1 tbsp besan (gram flour) and 2 tbsp corn starch in a mixing bowl. You can also take corn meal or maize flour (makki ka atta) instead of corn starch.

ingredients for paneer 65 recipe

2. Add the following spices & herbs – 1 tsp green chili paste, 1 tsp garlic paste, 1 tsp ginger paste, ½ tsp red chili powder, ¼ to ½ tsp garam masala powder and ¼ tsp lime juice. Also add salt as required.

spices for paneer 65 recipe

3. Add 4 tbsp water.

marination mixture for paneer 65 recipe

4. Whisk to a smooth medium consistency batter. You can also add a few drops of natural color. I used orange natural color extract. In case if the batter becomes thin, then add some more rice flour.

marinating paneer for paneer 65 recipe

5. Add 200 grams paneer cubes.

marinating paneer for paneer 65 recipe

6. Gently mix the paneer cubes with the batter. Cover and allow to marinate for about 15 to 20 minutes at room temperature.

marinating paneer for paneer 65 recipe

Frying paneer

7. Heat 5 tbsp oil in a pan. The oil should be medium hot. You can fry the paneer on a low to medium flame, regulating the flame while frying. Coat the paneer cubes with the batter and add them to the hot oil. Keep some space between the paneer cubes so that they don’t stick. I have shallow fried the paneer cubes but you can even deep fry. For a healthier version, pan fry with 2 or 3 tbsp oil. This will give less crisp paneer cubes.

frying paneer for paneer 65 recipe

8. Once the base is done, flip and fry the other side. Flip for a couple of times all the paneer cubes and fry till the outsides become crisp and golden. Remember not to over fry the paneer cubes as then they become dense. I fried the paneer in two batches.

frying paneer for paneer 65 recipe

9. Drain the fried paneer cubes on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.

fried paneer for paneer 65 recipe

Making paneer 65

10. In the same pan, heat 2 tsp oil. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds. Almost all of the oil will be used up while frying paneer. If there is some oil left in the pan, then no need to add the 2 tsp oil. Just add the mustard seeds to the same oil. Mustard seeds are optional and skip if you don’t have them.

making paneer 65 recipe

11. After the mustard seeds crackle, add ½ tsp chopped ginger, ½ tsp chopped garlic, 2 to 3 green chilies chopped diagonally, 1 to 2 dry red chilies and 6 to 7 curry leaves. Stir well.

making paneer 65 recipe

12. Then add 3 tbsp chopped onions.

onions for making paneer 65 recipe

13. Stir and saute the onions till they turn translucent.

making paneer 65 recipe

14. Add 2 to 3 pinches of salt and ¼ tsp sugar. You can skip sugar if you want. I add a bit of sugar as it balances the spiciness of the dish and tastes good.

salt for making paneer 65 recipe

15. Stir again well.

making paneer 65 recipe

16. Add the fried paneer cubes.

paneer 65 recipe

17. Mix and toss the paneer cubes with the rest of the sauteed ingredients. Check the taste of paneer 65 and add more salt, sugar or green chilies if required. Switch off the flame.

paneer 65 recipe

18. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves. Stir.

paneer 65 recipe

19. Serve paneer 65 hot plain as a starter or with some chapatis, naan or tandoori rotis or bread.

paneer 65 recipe
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paneer 65 recipe

Paneer 65

4.85 from 20 votes
This is a spicy and tasty paneer 65 recipe from the Hyderabadi cuisine.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Cuisine Hyderabadi, South Indian
Course: Snacks, Starters

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

marination for paneer 65

  • 200 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 3 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon green chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder or kashmiri red chili powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon lime juice or add as required
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • 5 tablespoon oil for frying
  • salt as required

for paneer 65 tempering

  • 3 tablespoon chopped onions
  • 2 to 3 green chilies - sliced diagonally
  • ½ teaspoon chopped ginger
  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 6 to 7 curry leaves
  • 1 to 2 dry red chilies
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds - optional
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar or add as per taste - optional
  • 2 to 3 pinches of salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • coriander leaves (cilantro leaves) for garnish

Instructions

marination for paneer 65

  • Take 3 tbsp rice flour, 1 tbsp besan (gram flour) and 2 tbsp corn starch in a mixing bowl. You can
  • Also take corn meal or maize flour (makki ka atta) instead of corn starch.
  • Add the following spices & herbs - 1 tsp green chili paste, 1 tsp garlic paste, 1 tsp ginger paste, ½ tsp red chili powder, ¼ to ½ tsp garam masala powder and 1/4 tsp lime juice. Also add salt as required.
  • Add 4 tbsp water. Whisk to a smooth paste. You can also add a few drops of natural color. I used orange natural color extract.
  • Add the paneer cubes.
  • Gently mix the paneer cubes with the batter. Cover and allow to marinate for about 15 to 20 minutes at room temperature.

frying paneer for paneer 65

  • Heat 5 tbsp oil in a pan. The oil should be medium hot. Coat the paneer cubes with the batter and add them to the hot oil. 
  • Keep some space between the paneer cubes so that they don't stick.
  • Once the base is done, flip and fry the other side. 
  • Flip for a couple of times all the paneer cubes and fry till the outsides become crisp and golden. Remember not to over fry the paneer cubes as then they become dense.
  • Drain the fried paneer cubes on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.

making paneer 65

  • In the same pan, heat 2 tsp oil. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds.
  • After the mustard seeds, crackle, add ½ tsp chopped ginger, ½ tsp chopped garlic, 2 green chilies chopped diagonally, 1 to 2 dry red chilies and 6 to 7 curry leaves. Stir well.
  • Then add 3 tbsp chopped onions. Stir and saute the onions till they turn translucent.
  • Add salt and ¼ tsp sugar. You can skip sugar if you want. I added a bit of sugar as then the paneer dish tastes good.
  • Stir well. Add the fried paneer cubes.
  • Mix and toss the paneer cubes with the rest of the sauteed ingredients. Check the taste and add more salt or green chilies if required. Switch off the flame.
  • Lastly add chopped coriander leaves. Stir.
  • Serve paneer 65 hot plain as a starter or with some chapatis, naan or tandoori rotis.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 763kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 16gFat: 64gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 1536mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 101mgCalcium: 494mgIron: 0.4mg

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  1. Very nice recipe Ms. Dassana. Can you please tell whether i may add rava or oats powder (1 or 2tbsp) to the batter for making it more crispy.
    Thanks a lot.5 stars

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