Indian Cooking Recipe : Chilli Rellenos

Ingredients :
For the chilli rellenos :
25 green chillies (capsicum style, broad and short)
225 gms (8 0z.) paneer
1 onion
1 recipe hot sauce
oil for deep frying
4 tbsp grated cheese
salt to taste

For the hot sauce :
1 kg. (2¼ lb.) red tomatoes
6 red dry chillies
1 onion, chopped
¼ tsp ajwain
3 tsp sugar
2 tbsp oil

salt to taste

For the batter :

2 teacups maida

2 teacups water

2 level tsp baking powder

salt to taste

Method :

Cut the paneer and onion finely, mix together and put salt.

Cut off the tops of the chillies and scoop out the centers.

Put in boiling salted water for 1 minute and then drain the chillies.

Stuff the chillies with the paneer mixture.

Combine all the ingredients of the batter. Dip the chillies into the batter and deep fry in hot oil.

Pour the boiling hot sauce over the fried chillies and serve with grated cheese.

For the hot sauce :

Soak the chillies in ½ teacup of water for 15 minutes.

Heat the oil in a vessel and sauté the onions for some time.

Put the tomatoes and the chillies (with the water) and cook till the tomatoes becomes soft.

Blend the mixture in a liquidiser and strain the sauce.

Put the ajwain, sugar and salt and boil for 10 minutes.

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