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Paneer & Baby Corn Manchurian! - Salt and Sour

Paneer & Baby Corn Manchurian!

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This is similar to the Gobi Manjurian preparation. Just that the ingredients are different and more nutritious. I went to the market one day and found really fresh baby corn champs sitting among the other vegetables. I picked one packet out of my curiosity to taste it so fresh and brought it home. Later, after two days I found that Jebu has poked in her little fingers into the packet and few of the corns were already missing. I took a bite into it and it was crisp and sweet and really tasty. That day, I made this Paneer and baby corn manjurian. They were really good to be eaten with hot soft rotis.

These are the ingredients you need:

  1. Baby corn-4 or 5, chopped to bite size pieces.
  2. Paneer cubes- 10
  3. Green bell pepper- 1 cup.
  4. Onion- 1/2 cubed
  5. Corn flour-1 tbsp
  6. Plain flour- 1/2tsp
  7. Ginger & garlic paste- 1 tsp + 1/2tsp for batter.
  8. Green chillies- 1 chopped finely
  9. Soy sauce- 1 tsp
  10. Tomato ketchup- 3/4 tsp
  11. Vinegar- few drops, 5 or 6
  12. Sugar- a pinch
  13. Salt to taste
  14. A pinch of knorr soup cube(optional)
  15. Pepper powder for seasoning.

Method:

  • Make a medium( neither thick nor runny) consistency batter with water, corn flour, plain flour, ginger garlic paste and salt.
  • Roughly coat the paneer and corn pieces with this batter and deep fry in oil. Later, strain it.
  • In a pan, heat some oil and add the ginger garlic paste. You can opt out the ginger here if you want.
  • Add the green chillies as per your spice requirement. 
  • Add the bell pepper and onion and saute for two minutes.
  • Add sugar, salt, vinegar, soy sauce, a pinch of soup cube and tomato ketchup now. 
  • Add the fried paneer and baby corn pieces now. Mix very well. This will give the dry manjurian.
  • If you prefer gravy, add half cup water and boil before adding the deep fried paneer and baby corn.
  • I do not add corn flour to the gravy to make it thick. Adding forn flour to the gravy will steal the punch of the gravy. The gravy will gradually thicken itself on adding the fried baby corn and paneer as we have fried it in a batter of corn flour.
  • Serve hot with soft rotis.
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