Paneer stir fry

Hola peeps.. This whole week has been kinda dull for me! A string of teeny tiny issues but a bad timing since they are all happening together! My phone conked off and in all likelihood is dead forever. I just got the phone a few months back, specifically for taking clearer pics of Adya (I know my first thought of a phone shouldn’t be the camera but that’s what it is for me, especially after having Adya). So now, I will either need to buy a new phone with loads of guilt or be stuck with my old phone for a while! Damn, I’m hating both options. I hope there is a nicer option no 3 that will present itself soon (pun completely intended). My weight loss is not happening as planned at all. Yesterday was my review with my dietitian. Although she was happy with my progress, am not that happy. I had made my own goals and I am no where close to achieving them! Sounds like a silly issue to get bogged down by right?! but hey, am silly and people who deal with weight issues will totally get me. One good thing that happened amidst all this is that our UK visa came through. So yayyyy, more travel :). This time, it’s just me, my MIL & Adya! We are off to a beautiful place in Yorkshire to meet my MIL’s niece Anusha. I have met her a few times & I have grown fond of her. Not to mention we have an added bonus to the whole thing – her 3.5 year old son Achintya :). He’s uber cute! Anywho, so to rev up my dull week, I wanted to cook something. I have come to realise cooking gives me some sort of satisfaction and relaxation (I am not trying to sound ultra cool here. I am merely stating what I feel). As mentioned in some previous posts of mine, I love paneer. I knew doing something with paneer would make me feel way way better! Plus I wanted to give this dish to my friend Yogesh who likes paneer as well. His wife & kids are off in India so he is on a complete bachelor mode (aka eating out). I decided to try out something I have been meaning to try for so long – an indo-chinese paneer stir fry. I must say it turned out quite yummy! I went through a few recipes online & liked thisΒ one. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly and adapted it to suit my liking :). This dish doesn’t call for too many ingredients & the prep/ cooking time is very less. Hence, this is a perfect weekday dish!

Paneer stir fry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Servings: 2 persons
  • 1 cup paneer I used frozen cubes
  • 1 medium capsicum cubed
  • 1 big onion cubed
  • 2 nos green chillies
  • 1 pod garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar optional
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp corn flour optional
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves/ spring onion for garnishing
  1. Heat oil in a pan/ wok. Saute the chopped green chillies & garlic for a minute.
  2. Throw in the onion and saute for a bit.
  3. Add the capsicum and saute for a bit as well.
  4. Add the paneer cubes and saute for a few mins. The paneer cubes will start to brown (and so will the onion and capsicum).
  5. At this stage, add all the sauces, salt & sugar.
  6. Mix the corn flour in a bit of water and stir it to ensure there are no lumps. Add this to the mixture along with some more water & bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves/ spring onion before turning off the heat.
  8. Serve hot along with some fried rice/ rotis.
Recipe Notes
  1. You can avoid using the corn flour & vinegar in this recipe. I have just always seen Indo chinese & corn flour water mix go hand in hand and so added it. It helps add thickness in general. This dish calls for very little water in general and so I think not having corn flour is absolutely fine as well. It doesn't do anything for the taste.
  2. I could've so totally substituted honey for sugar. So that's what I am going to try the next time.
  3. All the indo chinese recipes I saw online used green chilli paste but I didn't have any and didn't want to bother grinding green chillies. Not sure if that would've made a taste difference. Should try that sometime.
  4. I could've swapped the tomato ketchup for chilli garlic sauce. Think that would've been better.

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3 Responses

  1. Yogesh Bagmar says:

    5 stars
    Well, here’s from the horse’s mouth, it was mouth watering… easy to describe in just a single word “______________” (fill with all those superlative adjectives).

    YUMMY man… what am I getting next πŸ˜‰

  2. Digvijay Singh says:

    Super Mom.!
    Cant comment on taste until I taste πŸ˜›

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