Thai Chilli Basil Paneer

Thai Chilli Basil Paneer

Posted on Oct 28, 2023

Dive into a spicy dance of flavours with our Thai Chilli Basil Paneer! Imagine golden cubes of paneer, tossed in a fiery fusion of tangy sauces, aromatic spices, and colourful bell peppers. With every bite, experience a culinary carnival that will have you craving the perfect balance of heat, crunch, and oh-so-satisfying savouriness!

INGREDIENTS

500g paneer, cut into cubes

2 tbsp corn flour

2 tbsp oil (for paneer frying)

2 tbsp oil (for stir-frying vegetables)

2 tbsp garlic, chopped

1 tbsp ginger, minced

1/4 cup green capsicum, thinly sliced

1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/4 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced

2 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp chilli sauce

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp Schezwan sauce

1 tbsp Thai red curry paste

Salt, to taste

1/2 cup water

Basil leaves, for garnish

Spring onions and red chillies, for garnish


METHOD


Prepare Paneer:

1. Toss paneer cubes in corn flour until well coated.

2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and pan fry the corn flour-coated paneer cubes until golden brown. Set aside.


Prepare Sauce:

1. In another wok, heat 2 tbsp oil.

2. Add chopped garlic and minced ginger. Sauté until fragrant.

3. Add green capsicum, yellow bell pepper, and red bell pepper. Stir-fry until vegetables are slightly tender.

4. Add soy sauce, chilli sauce, ketchup, Schezwan sauce, Thai red curry paste, and salt. Mix well.


Combine Paneer and Sauce:

1. Pour 1/2 cup of water into the wok with the sauce mixture.

2. Add the pan-fried paneer cubes and basil leaves. Mix well to coat the paneer with the sauce.


Final Cooking:

1. Cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the paneer to absorb the sauce.


Garnish and Serve:

1. Garnish the paneer stir fry with chopped spring onions and red chillies.

2. Serve hot and enjoy your flavourful paneer stir fry!



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