Schezuan Paneer


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Schezuan paneer it is a spicy paneer recipe. It can be served as an acompaniment or a starter.

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Schezuan Paneer recipe - How to make Schezuan Paneer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 3 to 4 servings


For The Schezuan Sauce
1 cup oil
1/2 cup chopped ginger (adrak)
1/2 cup chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp black peppercorns (kalimirch)
1/2 cup celery (ajmoda)
1/2 cup chopped spring onion greens
1/2 cup chopped spring onions whites
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp m.s.g
1/2 tsp cochineal
1 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp chilli powder
1 recipe red chilli sauce

For The Red Chilli Sauce
7 to 8 whole dry kashmiri red chillies
1/4 cup roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup tomato sauce

Other Ingredients
1 cup schezuan sauce
500 gms paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into cubes
1 tsp cornflour
1/2 cup water
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1/4 cup chopped spring onion greens

For the red chilli sauce

    For the red chilli sauce
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the tomato sauce in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the tomato sauce and mix well. Keep aside.

For the schezuan sauce

    For the schezuan sauce
  1. Heat the oil, add one by one all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Cook on a slow flame for 5-7 minutes. Remove from the flame keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat a pan add the prepared schezuan sauce and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the paneer, salt if required cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup water, mix well and simmer till the water is completely dried up.
  3. Serve hot garnished with green onions.

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This recipe was contributed by vdeevia on 14 Apr 2011

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