Paneer Manchurian, How to make Paneer Manchurian Recipe

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Paneer Manchurian Recipe is a delectable Indo Chinese recipe. You will find Paneer Manchurian and Veg Manchurian on many Indian restaurants’ Chinese menus. Instead of Paneer, you could also use Tofu for this recipe. I love Chinese food, be it the authentic original Chinese food or the Indo Chinese Food.

This Paneer Manchurian recipe is easy to make. Whenever you make Indo Chinese cuisine at home, please don’t forget to add celery. Celery gives so much flavor and makes it really Chinese :-)

paneer manchurian

If you don’t add celery, then something will be missing in the dish and you can actually taste it. This recipe is for a Paneer Manchurian curry or gravy. If you like the Dry Paneer Manchurian, then please check the notes section in the recipe details below.

Lets Start Step by step Paneer Manchurian recipe:

1: Dice the paneer into cubes or squares. mix the corn flour, chopped ginger-garlic, black pepper powder, salt. mix the whole mixture well.

paneer cubes

2: Heat oil in a wok or kadai. shallow fry the flour coated paneer cubes till light golden.

fry paneer

3: Drain on kitchen tissues and keep aside. don’t over fry as the paneer cubes might become dense.

fry paneer cubes for paneer manchurian recipe

4: If there is extra oil in the wok, then remove it in a bowl. add spring onions to the oil and stir fry till the onions become translucent. Add the chopped garlic, ginger, green chilies, celery and stir fry for some seconds.

fried herbs for paneer manchurian

5:  Now add the soy sauce, tomato sauce and veg stock or water. Cook till the mixture begins to simmer.

add soy sauce for paneer manchurian recipe

9: Add the corn flour paste and stir so that the no lumps are formed.

11: Simmer and keep on stirring till the sauce begins to thicken. Once the desired consistency of thickness is done, add the fried paneer cubes, pepper, salt, sugar & vinegar.

paneer manchurian

14: Stir and simmer for 1 or 2 minutes. Serve Paneer Manchurian hot garnished with spring onion greens with some veg fried rice or veg noodles. i served with an asian veg rice.

chinese paneer manchurian

If you are looking for more Indo Chinese Recipes then do check Mushroom Manchurian, Gobi Manchurian, Sweet Corn Soup, Baby Corn Manchurian and Chili Paneer.

Paneer Manchurian recipe details below:

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Paneer Manchurian Curry
 
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paneer manchurian - sweet, sour, umami indo chinese recipe of paneer manchurian.
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Recipe type: main
Cuisine: indo chinese
Serves: 4
Ingredients (american measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
main ingredients:
  • 200 gms paneer or tofu
  • 1 small capsicum/green bell pepper - chopped or thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1.5 cups veg stock or water
  • ¼ or ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ cup chopped spring onion/scallion whites
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 5-6 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped celery
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 or 1.5 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp apple cider or white vinegar
  • salt & black pepper as required
  • oil for frying the paneer - about 4-5 tbsp oil
  • a few spring onions/scallion greens for garnishing
for the corn flour paste:
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • ½ cup water
paneer marinade:
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • ½ tsp chopped ginger-garlic
  • salt and pepper as required
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the paneer marinade.
  2. Add paneer to the marinade to the paneer.
  3. Toss the mixture well, so that the paneer is well coated with the marinade.
  4. Shallow or deep fry the paneer cubes in hot oil.
  5. Drain on paper napkins and keep aside.
  6. Remove the extra oil from the wok or kadai.
  7. When the oil becomes hot add the onions.
  8. Stir fry the onions on medium to high heat taking care that they do burn.
  9. Make the corn flour paste with water.
  10. Let the onions become translucent.
  11. Add the ginger, garlic, green chili and celery.
  12. Stir for some seconds or a minute.
  13. Now add the capsicum if adding them. Stir fry the capsicum also for 2-3 mins.
  14. Now add all the sauces, veg stock or water.
  15. Stir and simmer.
  16. Add the corn flour paste and let the sauce thicken.
  17. Now add the fried paneer cubes, vinegar, pepper and salt.
  18. Stir and simmer for a minute.
  19. Garnish Paneer Manchurian with spring onion green and Serve Paneer Manchurian hot with veg fried rice, asian veg rice or veg noodles.
Notes
For the Dry Paneer Manchurian Recipe:

If you want the paneer manchurian recipe to be to be dry, then do not add any water.

Just add the sauces, salt, pepper, sugar and vinegar. Stir well. Add the fried paneer pieces.

Mix the paneer pieces in the sauce and serve the dry paneer manchurian hot.

Some Tips:

Add the cornflour paste slowly and keep on stirring while adding it so that lumps are not formed.

If you like to have more gravy, you will obviously use more water or stock. So in proportion you will have to increase the cornflour paste.

The cornflour is added to thicken to the gravy. If the gravy becomes too thick, then you can thin it by adding little water.

You can even add the paneer pieces directly instead of frying them.


Comments

  1. santa says

    I’ve yet to try it out. Looks yummmy :-) Could you please tell me what exactly is celery? What is it called in Hindi and do we get it in India?

  2. Kshitij says

    The best, I’m loving it. I just increase all ingredients because I made it for 8 & all of our family members loved it very much

  3. Ruby says

    Hey,

    Came out well, delicious…..
    Can you please help me out with the receipe to make Chicken Stew as well?????
    Awaiting…

    Keep Rocking…!!!

    We are your fans !!!!

  4. Nikhil says

    Came out great! I increased the quantity of ingredients as I was cooking for 6, instructions were easy to follow, results were fantastic. I don’t cook often and at my first attempt with this recipe there was not a single complaint.

    Thank you (-:

  5. Mridula Bakshi says

    It was the most comprehensive recipe of Paneer Manchurian . Whether you want to make dry or wet, all your doubts are cleared . What I loved most is that no Maida (flour) has been used . Somehow I’m not too fond of using it . I will surely try it out .

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