Shanghai Paneer | How to make Shanghai Paneer

By Sunita Ramankulath  |  10th Sep 2016  |  
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About Shanghai Paneer Recipe

Spicy, tangy paneer chunks in chinese style. Inspired by the starter I ate with my kids at a chinese restaurant.

Shanghai Paneer, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Shanghai Paneer by Sunita Ramankulath will definitely help you in its preparation. The Shanghai Paneer can be prepared within 30 minutes. The time taken for cooking Shanghai Paneer is 20 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Shanghai Paneer step by step. The detailed explanation makes Shanghai Paneer so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Shanghai Paneer can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Shanghai Paneer from BetterButter.

Shanghai Paneer

Ingredients to make Shanghai Paneer

  • For Marination:
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 300 gms paneer, cubes
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • For the gravy:
  • 3 medium sized spring onion bulbs, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp spring onion greens, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp finely minced garlic
  • 3/4 tbsp finely minced ginger
  • 1 deseeded green chilli, finely chopped
  • 3/4 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp thai sweet chilli sauce
  • 3/4 tbsp tomato paste/ sauce
  • 2 tbsp schezwan sauce
  • salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour / maida
  • 2 tbsp corn slurry
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Oil for frying paneer

How to make Shanghai Paneer

  1. Marinate paneer cubes with ginger garlic paste, salt to taste, red chilly powder, pepper powder and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, put corn flour and gently toss it till well coated.
  3. Add all purpose flour and toss gently. Dust off excess flour.
  4. Heat oil on a medium flame and shallow fry till golden brown.
  5. Drain on kitchen paper and set aside.
  6. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed wok/ kadhai.
  7. Add onions and fry on high heat till it becomes slightly soft.
  8. Add finely minced ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute till raw smell disappears.
  9. Add thai sweet chili sauce, tomato paste/ sauce, soy sauce, schezwan sauce, pepper powder and stir well.
  10. Check seasoning and salt. Let it cook for a minute then add 1/4 cup water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  11. Add 1/2 tbsp corn slurry and cook till a thick mixture forms.
  12. Add fried paneer, spring onion greens and coriander leaves. Toss till the paneer cubes are evenly coated with the mixture.
  13. Serve hot with your choice of fried rice or noodles.

My Tip:

This dish can be used as a starter for parties or as a side dish for a simple fried rice or noodles. Should be served piping hot.

Reviews for Shanghai Paneer (1)

Sheeni Singh2 years ago

wow chinese style paneer