Chinese Fried Paneer in Hot and Sweet Sauce, Kapi Cho Paneer
by Tarla Dalal
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A tangy, saucy dish with chunky pieces of paneer, which are delightfully succulent inside and excitingly crisp outside! The Chinese Fried Paneer in Hot and Sweet Sauce features a tongue-tickling combination of sauces like tomato ketchup, soy and red chilli sauces, perked up with ginger, garlic, spring onions, and more.
When mixed into this mouth-watering sauce, the deep-fried paneer cubes transform into a peppy dish that will make your mind soar with delight.
Chinese Fried Paneer in Hot and Sweet Sauce makes a fitting accompaniment to Chinese Noodles and Rice Dishes .
- Combine 1 tbsp of cornflour and ½ cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
- Combine the paneer, 1 tbsp cornflour and salt in a deep bowl and toss well.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the paneer pieces and cook till they turn brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper, keep aside.
- In the same pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Add the spring onions, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the tomato ketchup, soy sauce , red chilli sauce and cornflour-water mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. While stirring continuously.
- Add the fried paneer pieces, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately garnished with spring onions.
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