250 gms cottage cheese (paneer),
3 tsp cornflour,
2 tsp garlic paste,
2 tsp ginger paste,
3-4 green chillies cut into slices,
1 capsicum cut into slices,
1 onion cut into slices,
1 cup spring onions (green part only) finely chopped,
1 small carrot cut into slices,
1 tsp dark soy sauce,
1 tsp red chilli sauce,
1/4 tsp ajinomoto,
1/2 tsp white pepper powder,
1/2 tsp crushed black ,
1/2 tsp vinegar,
Salt to taste,Oil for frying
Cut the paneer into square pieces.
In a bowl add 2 tsp cornflour, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp garlic paste, crushed black pepper, salt and a pinch of red chilli sauce.
Make a thick batter.
Take the paneer pieces, dip in a batter and deep fry one by one in sufficient oil.
Fry until paneer turns golden in color and place the fried paneer on tissue paper.
Heat up a wok, add 2 tsp oil, as the oil heats, add remaining ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Saute for a minute.
Add slices of onion, carrot and capsicum. Add salt, ajinomoto, white pepper powder, soy sauce, red chilli sauce.
Toss and mix immediately.
Add 1 tsp cornflour diluted in 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Cook till the sauce thickens.
Now add fried paneer pieces and mix well. Add vinegar and spring onions (green part).
Cook for 2 minutes on low flame.
Paneer Manchurian is ready to serve with Chinese fried rice or Schezwan fried rice.