Sweet Paneer Bites
A treat from India, breaded cubes of paneer cheese are fried and served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon cold water
8 ounces Wisconsin Paneer Cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced into rings
4 green chiles, such as jalapeño or serrano
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons Demerara sugar or white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
4 tablespoons boiling water
- Mix cornstarch, flour and salt with cold water in medium bowl to make thin paste. Toss cheese cubes in mixture to coat.
- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-low heat.
- Add cheese cubes and fry about 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning to brown all sides. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
- Add onion rings to skillet. Sauté until lightly browned. Remove to drain on paper towel.
- In same skillet, combine chiles, garlic, sugar, black pepper, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and boiling water. Cook over low heat about 2 minutes.
- Add browned cheese cubes; mix well, smothering cheese cubes with sauce.
- Serve hot with onion rings.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.