1) Slice the paneer or cottage cheese into small triangles or cubes as per your choice.
2)Dice the capsicum and onion into small peices.
3)Finely chop the ginger, garlic, green chillies and spring onions.
4)Now for the marination, add half cup of maida (refined flour) in a bowl.
5) Add 2 table spoons of tomato ketchup, 4 to 5 cloves of garlic and 2 to 3 green chillies (finely chopped) to it. Now add salt and black pepper to enhance the flavours.
6) Finally, add 8 to 10 tablespoons of water to get the perfect consistency of the batter.
7) Make sure the batter is neither too thick nor too thin as it will effect the coating process.
8) Add paneer to the batter and coat them well.
9) Heat a pan with 2 cups of olive /refined oil. Make sure the oil is hot by adding few drops of batter into the oil, If the batter comes up without browning, Your oil is ready for the frying process.
10) Now slowly add the coated paneer into the oil and make sure that there are some spaces between them so that they do not stick together.
11) Fry them on a medium high flame until they turns golden brown.
12) Now put them on a tissue paper to make sure that it absorbs the excess oil.
13) Now take another pan and heat it with 2 tablespoon of oil. Add 8 to 10 garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ginger and 3 to 4 green chillies (finely chopped) to it. Saute them well until it turns aromatic and golden brown.
14) Now add the diced onions and capsicum to it. Saute them well.
15) Now add 4 table spoons of tomato ketchup.
16) Add 1 table spoon of soy sauce.
17) Add 1 table spoon of chilli sauce to the veggies.
18) Add the coated paneer to it and saute well.
19) Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
20) Finally, Add 1 teaspoon of sugar to it.
21) Season it with salt and black pepper as per your taste and garish it with spring onions.
Your dry fry(without gravy) paneer chilli is ready. Tastes best when served hot. NOTE : I avoid using cornstarch in the dry fry method as it tastes better without it and is healthier too.