Indo-Chinese Paneer Manchurian Recipe
If you love Indo-Chinese dishes then you must try this delicious Paneer Manchurian Recipe. All the familiar flavors of sweet, spicy and sour makes this dish scrumptious and leave you wanting more.
Indo-Chinese Paneer Manchurian Recipe is a delicious and popular Indo-Chinese recipe, from the menus of many restaurants and street carts that dot India. It's an easy recipe where cubes of Paneer are batter fried and then tossed in a spicy, sweet and sour sauce. The paneer cubes can be fried and made ahead. When you are ready to eat, make the sauce and toss the paneer pieces in it. This is a must-try dish if your family loves Indo-Chinese.
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Use firm paneer or cottage cheese for this recipe
While frying the paneer, fry on high heat so that the outside coating becomes golden brown and crisp. We don't want to cook the paneer for too long or it'll get tough and chewy.
- 300 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into cubes For the batter
- 3 tablespoons All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1 tablespoon Corn flour
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 4 cloves Garlic , grated
- 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Water
- Salt , to taste
- Black pepper powder , for seasoning
- Cooking oil , for frying For the sauce
- 1/2 cup Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , (white top part), chopped
- 1 teaspoon Garlic , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Ginger , finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies , slit lengthwise
- 3 tablespoons Soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Homemade tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon Corn flour
How to make Indo-Chinese Paneer Manchurian Recipe
To begin making the Indo-Chinese Paneer Manchurian recipe, first batter-fry the paneer cubes. To do this, first mix together all ingredients mentioned under “For the batter”, and make a thick batter.
Place a wok on the heat oil to fry the paneer.
Once the oil is hot, dip each paneer cube into the batter, and drop it gently into the oil ,fry till light golden brown in colour. Repeat with all the paneer cubes and drain them on absorbent paper so that extra oil is soaked up.
Then, proceed to make the sauce. Place a large pan/pot on the heat. Warm up a tablespoon of oil. To it, add the spring onions, garlic, ginger and the green chilies and saute together for two to three minutes.
Add the fried cubes of paneer, reduce the heat to medium and cover for a minute.
Meanwhile, in a bowl whisk together soy sauce, sriracha, vinegar, ketchup, cornflour and water.
Pour sauce into the pan, and stir till Paneer Manchurian comes together. Reduce the heat and stir for another minute or two and you will see the sauce thickening up.
At this stage, add salt and pepper to taste, bearing in mind that the soya sauce is salty.
Turn off the heat, sprinkle Indo-Chinese Paneer Manchurian with chopped spring onion greens and serve.
Richa runs her blog My Food Story from her kitchen in Bangalore. She's grown up in the kitchen alongside her mum and grandmothers and conversations in her family revolve around the next meal. Richa loves experimenting with new ingredients, different cuisines and is always up for trying out a new twist to everyday food. She believes that cooking shouldn't be tiresome or a rare skill. With her blog, she wants to encourage people her age to cook at home; so her recipes are simple, easy to follow and fun.