Paneer Manchurian | How to make Paneer Manchurian

By Mousumi Manna  |  9th May 2017  |  
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About Paneer Manchurian Recipe

Paneer Manchurian is a delectable Indo-Chinese dish.It is a bit spicy and tangy too.It can be served both with any kind of fried rice preparation and noodles.

Paneer Manchurian is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Paneer Manchurian by Mousumi Guha Manna has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 3 people. You can find Paneer Manchurian at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Paneer Manchurian takes 5 minutes for the preparation and 14 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Paneer Manchurian is a good option for you. The flavour of Paneer Manchurian is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Paneer Manchurian on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Paneer Manchurian recipe on the page below.

Paneer Manchurian

Ingredients to make Paneer Manchurian

  • 1 cup = 250 ml) / 250 grams - Paneer (cottage cheese) (measuring cup used)
  • ⅓ cup onions or spring onion whites diced into 1 inch squares
  • ½ cup - capsicum diced into 1 inch squares. ( red, green or yellow bell peppers)
  • 1 teaspoon - Finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1 teaspoon - Finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • 1 Pinch - Food colour (Red)
  • 2 tablespoon - corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon - Black pepper powder or white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon - red chilli Powder
  • 3 tablespoon - oil
  • sugar (optional) & salt as required

How to make Paneer Manchurian

  1. Firstly,chop the onions and bell pepper into 1 inch squares.Chop the ginger, garlic, and green chilies finely.Keep aside.You can also use spring onion instead of onions. Red or green or yellow bell pepper/capsicum can be added. (2mins)
  2. Dice paneer in cubes. Pat dry them with a clean kitchen towel. (30secs)
  3. Add 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 tbsp corn starch. Gently shake, toss and mix. Everything should be well mixed and then add the paneer cubes to it. (1min)
  4. Add a pinch of corn starch, 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, tomato ketchup about 1.5 tbsp & for an extra sweetness, 2 tbsp tomato ketchup needs to be added. Stir. you can also add about ½ tsp of sugar.Season with salt, red chili powder and black pepper. Add less salt as both soy sauce & tomato sauce have already salt in them. (30secs)
  5. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai or wok. Add the paneer cubes. the oil should be medium hot. If the pan or wok is small, you will have to fry the paneer in batches.Flip and pan fry so that all the sides get cooked evenly till the paneer cubes are light golden. (4mins)
  6. Drain the pan fried paneer cubes on kitchen paper towel.
  7. In the same pan in which the paneer cubes were pan fried, add the chopped onions, capsicum, ginger, green chilies, garlic and celery. Stir well.(3mins)
  8. Now, add the sauce. Stir well and allow to simmer on a medium flame till the sauce thickens. (2mins)
  9. Once the sauce has thickened, add the pan fried paneer cubes. Stir again very well so that the sauce coats the paneer cubes evenly.(3mins)
  10. Finally,add rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar or regular white vinegar.stir. Check the taste and add more salt, soy sauce, vinegar or black pepper if required. Add food colour. Serve dry paneer manchurian hot.(2mins)

My Tip:

Don't fry paneer for a longer period of time as the cubes might become dense. Use good quality and fresh paneer.

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