Saucy Paneer is a Chinese dish usually served as an appetizer. I am fond of Chinese cuisine and it is usually my go to food for a take away. Today, Chinese cuisine is enjoyed all around the world, for it is nutritious, balanced and delicious.
Paneer is a fresh, unsalted white cheese that can be easily made at home. All you've to do is curdle milk with little lemon juice or vinegar, separate the milk solids and strain off the whey or liquid. It is similar to cottage cheese, however cottage cheese is wet and has loose curds which cannot be used the way paneer is used in Indian dishes.
Paneer is extremely versatile and is used in Indian, Iranian and Afghani cooking. It is vegetarian and is a smart alternative to meat. It is used to make kebabs, stuffing to flat breads and sandwiches and stirred into soups and curries.
Saucy Paneer is a quick dish that can be made by stir frying the paneer cubes in vegetables and different sauces.
Saucy Paneer Recipe Video:
It can be served as an appetizer or side dish and it goes well with Fried Rice and Noodles. Prepare this for a get-together at home and I'm sure it would be an instant hit.
You can use tofu instead of paneer for a vegan version.
Recipe for Saucy Paneer:Print
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Garlic - 6 cloves, finely chopped
- Green chillies - 2, finely chopped
- Oil - 2 tbsp
- Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
- Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
- 8 to 8 sauce - 1 tsp
- Chilli garlic sauce - 1 tbsp
- Salt and pepper- to taste
Cut the below ingredients into 1" cubes:
- Paneer - 200 gm
- Capsicum - 1
- Onion - 1
- Tomato - 1 , de-seeded and cubed
- Heat a tablespoon of oil in a wide pan and toss capsicum and onion for a minute.
- Add paneer and toss, but careful enough not to crumble the pieces.
- Add tomato and saute for a few seconds.
- Remove them and set aside while the sauces are prepared.
- Heat remaining oil in the pan and add garlic and green chillies.
- Add the sauces and simmer for a minute.
- Add the cooked paneer and vegetables which was set aside.
- Mix carefully and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook for about 5 mins on low heat till the paneer and vegetables are coated with sauces.
Tofu is a good replacement for paneer.
If you do not have the above mentioned sauces, use hot and sour sauce or only soya sauce and tomato ketchup.
- Prep Time: 0 hours
- Cook Time: 0 hours
- Serving Size: 3
You can check out other Paneer recipes here.
Roma Gupta sinha says
I am sure gaining weight this November thanks to such mindblowing recipes ❤
Cassie Jacobs says
This looks so good! I've never heard of paneer but it sounds delicious!
suman kher says
Wow! I love paneer! Definitely a simple recipe worth a try! 🙂
dew cool says
the pics are tempting ....surely gonna to try this 🙂 thanks for sharing
Mayuri Nidigallu says
Love Chinese with an Indian twist and Paneer too, and this dish looks like the perfect combination of both! Lovely!
Yippee. Thanks, Mayuri. <3
Parul Thakur says
Bookmarking this. It looks yum and doable 🙂
Thanks, Parul. It is doable 🙂
Menaka Bharathi says
You make me want to prepare it immediately, do yumm Shalzz! My menu is growing big and with greater varieties with the day. I am going to have real fun this month
Yay. I'm so glad that you like it. Hoping to see you often here, Menaka! 🙂
Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01) says
I love the saucy paneer dish but not too spicy. Grr... not the right time to read this.. Feeling hungry now after reading your post and drool worthy pictures.
Gee... 😀 Mission accomplished, then!
Glad you love the pics, Rohan. I'm so in love with your 55ers as well.
Ajay Kontham says
I shouldn't have read this just before lunch and the pictures. I am more hungry suddenly. :O
I am no cook, but I will pass on the recipe to my mom or my cook. 🙂
I hope you try it out soon, Ajay. And thanks very much for dropping by. Happy NaBloPoMo 🙂
Lata Sunil says
I love Paneer and I love Chinese food. And the recipe looks so simple. Will try it out.
Thanks, Lata. I'm glad you like it.
If you are going to try out all these recipes for 30 days , your December posts will have to feature a program on how to lose the weight you've put on in November ! 😉
Gee 😀 Thanks for dropping by, Sunita.
I like Paneer a lot and this Chinese dish seems different. will try.
I hope you do, Ramya. Thanks for dropping by.
This looks so delish Shalini! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for stopping by my blog today for #NaBloPoMo!
Thanks, Barb. I'm so in love with your space. 🙂
This looks super yum! 😀 Great to have your company at nablopomo! cheers! 😀
Thanks, Ila. Let's rock the challenge 🙂
Looks soo yummm!
Thanks, Jan 🙂