mearl223 On November - 22 - 2009

Paneer Manchurian

An indo-chinese dish of cottage-cheese dumplings in a mild-spicy soy-sauce gravy.
PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 10mins – Serves 4






Ingredients :

200 gms paneer/cottage cheese
1/2 cup chopped coriander
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup crushed cashewnuts or almonds
25 gms cornflour
100 gms flour
1/4 cup spring onions – chopped
1 clove garlic – flaked
4-5 green chilies – chopped
100 gms tomato sauce
1/4 tsp pepper pwd
1/4 tsp chilli sauce
1/4 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
onion leeks for garnishing
cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

1. Mash together the paneer, leaves, nuts, flours, spring onions, garlic, pepper pwd, salt, sugar & green chilies.

2. Add 1/3rd of each of these ingds to it : tomato sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce & vinegar.

3. Mash to a thick mixture, adding a little water if reqd.

4. Form golfball-size balls of this or form it into a block & cut 1/2″ cubes of it.

5. Deep fry the balls or squares till golden brown.

6. In a saucepan, add all the remaining sauces & vinegar with 2 cups water bring to a boil.

7. Add salt/sugar to taste & then add cornflour.

8. Simmer to thicken the gravy.

9. Add the balls & simmer for just 2 minutes.

10. Top with the garnish & serve with rice or bread/rotis

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