May 18, 2015

Paneer Manchurian Recipe / How to Make Restaurant Style Paneer Manchurian Gravy

Paneer Manchurian, my favourite. I love it to the core.. It goes well with pretty much anything. Fried Rice, Noodles, Naan, Chapati or even pulao..

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Hope you will give this a try a let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4


Paneer - 200 grams cubed (Recipe here)

For Batter:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup or as needed
Oil - 5 to 8 tblspn

For Sauce:
Onion - 1 medium size chopped
Celery - 1 chopped finely
Capsicum - 1/2 chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Green Chillies - 2 chopped 
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 3 to 4 tblspn
Soy Sauce - 2 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp or to taste
Water as needed
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 2 tsp mixed with some water
Spring Onion a handful finely chopped


Heat oil for deep frying.

Mix all the ingredients for batter to a little thick paste. The batter shouldn't be too thick or too thin. Dip paneer in batter and fry till golden. Drain and set aside.

Now lets make the sauce. Heat oil in a pan, add in onion, celery, capsicum, tomato along with some salt and sugar. Keep cooking till it gets golden brown.

Add in the ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 mins or so.

Add in chilli powder and mix well

Add in water and bring it to a boil.

Add in ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar and mix well

Now add in little of the leftover batter or cornflour which is mixed with water and mix well, so the sauce gets thick.

Once it is thickened add the fried paneer and mix well.

Add in spring onion and mix well.


Now take your other ingredients for batter

take all purpose flour / maida in a bowl

add in cornflour

add in some salt

and some ginger garlic paste

add in some chilli powder

and some soy sauce

pour enough water to make a smooth paste

like this

the consistency shouldn't be too thick or too thin

Now take your other ingredients

Dip paneer in the batter

fry them till golden on both sides

remove them to a plate

IN the same pan, 

Add in onions, celery and chillies

saute for 2 mins

add in ginger garlic paste

saute for 1 more mins

add in capsicum and tomatoes

mix that well

Add in some salt and sugar

add in a bit of chilli powder

and some water

mix well

Now add in tomato ketchup


soy sauce

bring it to a boil

now add in some cornflour which is mixed with some water

it will thicken up

add in the paneer cubes

mix well

let it bubble up for few mins

add in spring onions

mix well



  1. Photos in your blog makes it very easy to understand. Perfect. I wish you well and please continue with your support and good work.

    You blog mentions that we see your new recipe on Google plus. I cannot find yummytummy on google plus. Am I mispelling your blog's name/


  2. Yummy aarthi.....gonna try ths mouthwatering dish tom.....

  3. @Krish NarenHere is my google plus

  4. hi arthi

    one question plz

    if we dnt make paneer at home like you.. then what brand say type of paneer used in curry. because i tried it with cottage cheese ... it was melt imeediate.i want to remain chunks of paneer till end of cooking like you today dish.

  5. @Anonymousu have to look for indian paneer not cottage cheese.

  6. Thanks in tonnes for this recipe..exact to d dot..n d pictures..super helpful..keeps u fm makng ny mistakes..dis wus d first recipe i picked for trial fm ur site..todays lunch wus paneer manchurian..d batter did gv me a few probs..all the coating jus fell off d paneer n surrounded it around d base..hehe..not all of it wus a mess..will rectify in d next trial..cut to d luved it..fil asked fr a repeat n hubby said nice..will try out oder recipes and definitely post about how it turnes out
    Keep up d good work..u have made me luk forward to cuking more..once again..tanx a lot for the pics posted with d recipes..

  7. Thank you so much. I did tis last week. It came out well. Even my mother inlaw appreciated :p


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