Paneer Manchurian


Paneer Manchurian Recipe
Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)
1. Paneer – 350 – 400 gm, cubed
Soy sauce, light- 1.5 – 2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1 – 2 pinches
Corn flour / corn starch – 1 tbsp (I used Argo corn starch)
2. Oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp
For the gravy
3. Oil – 1.5 tbsp
4. Onion – 1/2 cup, chopped
Ginger – 3/4 tsp, finely chopped
Garlic – 1.5 tsp, finely chopped
Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
5. Green and red capsicum, finely chopped- 3 tbsp
Onion – 1/3 cup, cubed
6. Soy sauce, dark – 1 tbsp
Hot and sweet tomato sauce / tomato ketchup – 1 tbsp
Green chili sauce – 1 tbsp
Red chili sauce – 1 tbsp
Vinegar – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder, freshly ground – 1/2 tsp
Aromatic seasoning powder – 1/2 tsp (Used to enhance flavor. If you don’t have it, add 1 pinch onion powder, garlic powder and 1/2 tsp maggi veg stock cube crushed. You can also add a pinch of ajinomotto for extra taste.)
7. Corn flour / corn starch – 2.5 tsp mixed in 1 cup water, for thickening the gravy ( I used Argo corn starch)
8. Salt – To taste, add only if required as the sauces are already salty
9. Spring onion – 2 – 3 tbsp, to garnish
Method
1. Combine paneer with the other ingredients numbered 1. Heat 1 – 1.5 tbsp oil and pan fry the paneer cubes for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Heat 1-1.5 tbsp oil and add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Cook for 4-5 minutes, till onion turns soft n translucent (no need to brown). Add chopped capsicum and cook for a minute. Next add onion cubes and cook for a minute. Add all the ingredients numbered 6. Mix well and cook for a minute.
3. Add corn starch in water. Cook for a few minutes till the gravy thickens. Add fried paneer and a pinch of pepper powder and salt, if required. Cook for a minute and switch off the flame. Sprinkle chopped spring onion.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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