Paneer Manchurian Recipe

Paneer Manchurian Recipe – Shallow fried paneer cubes are added into hot, spicy, sour Indian Chinese manchurian gravy.

Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

The method is similar to other manchurian recipes like gobi manchurian, mushroom manchurian or veg manchurian.

For making this paneer manchurian recipe, I have shallow fried the paneer. Recently I made paneer manchurian dry, and in that I have deep fried. Just because that is dry version and I wanted crispy texture. Since this recipe is gravy version, even though fried paneer is crispy, it will not stay crispy after adding to the gravy. So just to cut down some calories, I have shallow fried.

One important thing to consider while frying the paneer: Make sure not to over fry or over cook. Cook till it is light golden brown around the edges. If overcooked then paneer will lose its softness and will become dry and chewy.

Almost all the Indian chinese recipes are little time consuming in terms of chopping the veggies. But this recipe is the QUICK. You just need to chop little amount of ginger, garlic, green chili and celery, that’s it. So many times for dinner, I make this paneer manchurian gravy and serve with plain steamed rice. It is real quick fix.

Check out other Indo Chinese recipes
Chilli Paneer Dry // Schezwan fried rice // Veg hot and sour soup // Sweet corn veg soup


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1) To prepare cornstarch slurry, take 1 tablespoon of corn flour in a small bowl.

2) Add ½ cup of water, mix and remove lumps if any. Keep it aside, we need this to make gravy later.
cornstarch slurry

3) Take 1 tablespoon corn flour and 1 tablespoon all purpose flour in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper.

4) Now add around 2 tablespoons of water and make lump free thick yet runny batter.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

5) Add paneer cubes into the same bowl.

6) Mix so the batter is evenly coated to the paneer pieces.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

7) Now heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan for shallow frying on medium heat. Once hot arrange the paneer cubes in single layer. If needed fry in two batches.

8) Once they are light golden brown and slightly crispy from bottom, flip them and fry the other sides too. Do not over brown or over cook otherwise paneer will get dry and chewy.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

9) Once cooked from all the sides, remove it to a paper towel lined plate.

10) Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the same pan on medium heat. Once hot add chopped ginger, garlic, green chili and celery.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

11) Mix and saute for few seconds. Do not let them burn.

12) Now add spring onion white and cook for a minute or two.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

13) Now add salt, pepper and red chili flakes.

14) Mix and cook for few seconds.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

15) Now add soy sauce.

16) Also add 1 cup of water to make gravy.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

17) Also add sugar. This is optional.

18) Mix well and let it come to a boil.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

19) Once starts boiling, add above prepared corn starch slurry. And let it simmer for 2-3 minutes or till the gravy becomes thick.

20) Lastly add vinegar, mix.
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

21) Then add fried paneer cubes and spring onion greens.

22) Mix well and it is ready to serve
Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

Serving suggestion: Serve Paneer manchurian gravy with steamed rice, veg fried rice or mushroom fried rice. It can be served on side with any noodles dish (Hakka noodles, veg chow mein).

Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)
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Paneer Manchurian Recipe (How to make Paneer Manchurian Gravy Recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For fried paneer:

  • 100-125 grams Paneer cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour (corn starch)
  • Salt to taste
  • teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons Oil for shallow frying

For manchurian gravy:

  • 1 tablespoons Corn flour (corn starch)
  • ½ cup water to make slurry
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger finely chopped or minced
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic finely chopped or minced
  • 1 Green chili finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Celery finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Spring onion (green onion or scallion) ,White part chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Red chili flakes or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar optional
  • 1 ½ teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Spring onion (green onion or scallion) , Green part chopped

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the needed ingredients and keep them ready.
  2. Also measure and keep the sauce and vinegar ready ahead of time.
  3. To prepare cornstarch slurry, take 1 tablespoon of corn flour in a small bowl.
  4. Add ½ cup of water, mix and remove lumps if any. Keep it aside, we need this to make gravy later.

Frying the paneer:

  1. Take 1 tablespoon corn flour and 1 tablespoon all purpose flour in a large bowl.
  2. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Now add around 2 tablespoons of water and make lump free thick yet runny batter.
  4. Add paneer cubes into the same bowl. Mix so the batter is evenly coated to the paneer pieces.
  5. Now heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan for shallow frying on medium heat.
  6. Once hot arrange the paneer cubes in single layer. If needed fry in two batches.
  7. Once they are light golden brown and slightly crispy from bottom, flip them and fry the other sides too.
  8. Once cooked from all the sides, remove it to a paper towel lined plate.

Making Paneer Manchurian Recipe

  1. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the same pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add chopped ginger, garlic, green chili and celery. Mix and saute for few seconds. Do not let them burn.
  3. Now add spring onion white and cook for a minute or two.
  4. Now add salt, pepper and red chili flakes. Mix and cook for few seconds.
  5. Now add soy sauce, 1 cup of water and sugar. Addition of sugar is optional.
  6. Mix well and let it come to a boil.
  7. Once starts boiling, add above prepared corn starch slurry. And let it simmer for 2-3 minutes or till the gravy becomes thick.
  8. Lastly add vinegar, mix.
  9. Then add fried paneer cubes and spring onion greens.
  10. Mix well and it is ready to serve

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