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Indo Chinese Paneer Rice

Indo Chinese Paneer Rice

If you love a mix of flavours then this is a great rice dish. It has subtle flavours of Chinese and Indian flavours. You can eat it as a meal on its own or serve it as part of an Indian or Chinese dinner.

Serves 2

Ingredients

  1. 2tbsp Oil
  2. 1 Clove of Garlic- Finely Chopped
  3. 4 Large Handfuls Basmati Rice- Washed and Drained
  4. 1 Medium Carrot- Julienne slices
  5. 1 Medium Onion- Finely Sliced
  6. 4 oz Shredded White Cabbage
  7. 7 oz Paneer- Cut into small Cubes
  8. Salt to taste
  9. ½ tsp Garam Masala
  10. ½ tsp Turmeric
  11. 2tbsp Soy Sauce
  12. 1tbsp Chilli Sauce
  13. Large Handful Chopped Spinach (you can add more if you like)
  14. Water to cook the Rice

Method

Take a wide bottomed pan, preferably non stick and heat the oil and add the onions. Cook until translucent.  Add the Paneer cubes and fry until golden in colour then add the carrots and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes, then add all the other ingredients apart from the rice. Give a good stir and add the rice. This is the important part; add water approximately 1cm above the rice. If you add too much the rice will get overcooked and mushy and if you add too little the rice will remain uncooked. Another good way to make sure you have enough water is if you dip your index finger straight in, the water level should reach the first line on your finger. That gives me a perfect measurement of how much water is needed.

Cook on low heat with the lid closed until the water has rice has absorbed all the water and there is no more water left at the bottom. Please do not be tempted to stir at any stage during the cooking process of the rice. To check if there is water left, simply take a spoon and dip it through to the bottom and move a little to the side and you will see if there is any water left. Once the rice is cooked leave to stand for 10 minutes before separating with a fork. Serve hot!

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Quick Chilli Paneer Stir Fry

Quick Chilli Paneer Stir Fry

This is a lovely starter which tastes delicious. It is very quick to make and has similar flavours to chilli paneer but this dish is not as saucy as chilli paneer. It has a slight sweetness which goes very well with the garlic and chilli.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  1. 2 Blocks Paneer- Approx 10oz in a Block
  2. 2tbsp Oil
  3. 1 Red Pepper/Capsicum- Sliced quiet thick
  4. 1 Green Pepper/Capsicum- Sliced quite thick
  5. 8 Spring Onion-Chopped
  6. 3 Cloves Garlic- Crushed
  7. 3 Green Chillies- Sliced Long ways
  8. 2tbsp Soy Sauce
  9. 1tbsp Chilli Sauce
  10. 2tsp Honey

 Method

Cut the paneer into cubes. Take a wide non stick wok and the oil and paneer. On a high heat start to stir fry the paneer gently stirring. Add the soy sauce, chilli sauce and honey and stir fry for a few minutes. Take the paneer out onto a plate and add all the other ingredients into the wok. Again on high heat cook the vegetables until semi soft. Do not overcook or else the dish will not taste good. The peppers must have a bite to them. Add the paneer to the vegetables and gently mix. Turn the heat off. Serve hot. Yummy!

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Paneer in a Green Sauce

Paneer in a Green Sauce

This a finger licking dish and is great served as a starter or a main dish. The green sauce is made with lots of fresh coriander which brings out a different taste in the Paneer.  Other ingredients include spinach and fenugreek (optional) and hence the green sauce. With this marinade you can also cater for non-vegetarians simply by omitting the Paneer (Indian cheese) and using Chicken instead follow Chicken in a Green Sauce Recipe.

Serves 4-6

You Will Need For the Marinade

  1. 2 Blocks of Paneer/20 oz, Cut into Cubes
  2. 2tsp Garam Masala
  3. 2tsp Turmeric Power
  4. 6 Cloves Garlic (crushed)
  5. 2tbsp Ginger Paste
  6. Approx 3tsp Salt
  7. 3tsp Thana Jeera (Coriander and Cumin Powder)
  8. Juice of 1 Lemon

 Method

Marinade all the above ingredients with the paneer for a minimum of 1 hour. The paneer will absorb all the flavours and will bring out a better taste.

To Cook the Paneer, You Will Need

  1.  1tbsp Oil
  2. 1tbsp Butter
  3. 2tsp Cumin
  4. 1tsp Freshly Grounded Pepper
  5. 2 Fresh Green Chilli (finely chopped)
  6. 1 Onion- chopped
  7. 2tbsp Tomato Puree
  8. 2 Cups Fresh Chopped Fenugreek Leaves (optional instead you can add more spinach)
  9. 2 Cups Chopped Spinach (you can use frozen chopped spinach as well)
  10. 2tsp Sugar
  11. 1tbsp Fresh mint or Mint Sauce

To Cook

Take a wide bottomed pan and add the oil and butter. Once the butter starts to melt, add the cumin. Let it sizzle, and then add the onion and chillies. Cook on low heat until the onions start to take on a golden colour. Once this starts to happen, add the grounded pepper, fenugreek and spinach. Cook for a few minutes. If you are not using fenugreek, then add more spinach. Add the tomato puree and again cook for a few minutes, stirring in-between.

Simply stir for a few minutes. Add the sugar and mint at this stage. Cook the paneer until Golden in colour.

Taste the paneer when cooked and add more salt if preferred.

Serve on its own or with chapatti or rice. Delicious!!

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