Paneer Manchurian Recipe

Paneer Manchurian Recipe


Paneer Manchurian Recipe – Vegan

Paneer Manchurian is a spicy Indo-Chinese recipe, prepared with paneer and different healthy vegetables. This easy-to-make dish can be made using easily available ingredients such as paneer (cottage cheese), capsicum, spring onions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, cornflour, white vinegar, tomato chilli sauce, green chillies, and celery. Soy and tomato sauce gives it an exquisite touch and makes it tangy.

This scrumptious recipe can be served to your loved ones during special occasions and can be paired with fried rice and noodles. Instead of paneer, you can also use tofu to prepare this delicious Manchurian. If you have sudden guests coming up, try this delicious Manchurian and you will be winning everyone’s heart.

How to make Paneer Manchurian

Step 1 – Cut paneer in cubes and prepare the marinade

To prepare this delicious dish, cut paneer into cubes. Next, wash and chop all the other vegetables. Now, take a large bowl, add 3 tbsp cornflour and ½ tsp finely chopped garlic-ginger and mix them. Sprinkle salt and red pepper according to your taste. Mix the ingredients well. Now add paneer cubes in the marinade. Toss the ingredients well and make sure to coat paneer nicely with marinade.

Step 2 – Deep fry the paneer cubes

Now, pour oil in a non-stick pan and heat the oil for a minute. When the oil is heated, deep fry the coated paneer cubes. Once they turn golden brown, take them out and drain the extra oil with a napkin and keep them aside.

Step 3 – Stir fry ginger-garlic and onion

Next, heat the oil again and add chopped onions. Stir fry onions on medium flame, until they become tender and golden brown in colour. Once done, add chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies and celery. Mix them.

Step 4 – Prepare the gravy for the Manchurian

Add capsicum and stir fry the ingredients for another 2-3 minutes. Once done, add soy and tomato sauce in the pan along with water. Stir and simmer for another minute. Meanwhile prepare a thick corn starch mixture by adding water in it. Add the corn starch mixture to thicken the sauce.

Step 5 – Add fried paneer cubes and cook for a 1-2 minutes, serve hot

Now, add fried paneer cubes in the pan. Add white vinegar and mix it well in the pan. Season with salt and black pepper. Stir well and simmer it for a minute. Stir occasionally. When your Manchurian thickens, turn off the flame and garnish it with green spring onions and serve with noodles or fried rice.

Ingredients of Paneer Manchurian

  • 250 gm cottage cheese
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup spring onions
  • 1/2 small ginger
  • 2 teaspoon celery
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • refined oil as required
  • red pepper as required
  • 1 small capsicum (green pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered black pepper
  • 2 small green chilli
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon tomato chili sauce
  • salt as required
  • 5 tablespoon corn flour
  • black pepper as required

For Garnishing

  • 2 tablespoon green onion