Paneer Manchurian

Submitted by: Kranthi Devineni


200 gms paneer
1/2 cup corn flour
1/2 cup maida (all-purpose flour)
3 tsp egg white
1/4 tsp ajinomoto
5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
6 green chilies, chopped
3-4 tsp ginger-garlic paste
3 tsp soya sauce
Few coriander leaves, chopped
2 spring onions, chopped finely
Oil for frying
Salt to taste


1. Cut the paneer into triangular shape pieces. Apply salt, 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste to these pieces and keep aside for 10 minutes.
2. Mix corn flour, maida, egg white, ginger-garlic paste, salt in a bowl and make a batter using little water.
3. Dip the paneer pieces in this batter and fry in hot oil until golgen.
4. Heat oil in another pan and fry the chopped garlic cloves. Also add chopped green chilies and fry for a while.
5. Now add soya sauce, spring onions, fried paneer pieces, 2 cups water and allow to simmer.
6. Take 3 tsp corn flour, 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Add this to the above paneer pieces and mix well until the sauce thickens.
7. Add salt, ajinomoto, coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot with plain rice.
Serves: 5-6
Preparation time: 30-40 minutes

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0 thoughts on “Paneer Manchurian

  1. Hello, I know I’m late for the party but I just discovered your website. 😉

    My question is for this recipe. Is cornflour referring to cornstarch or cornmeal? Different ingredients using the same name. Thanks

    1. Hi Ritsin,

      This is a recipe submitted from a viewer. In India, corn starch is known as corn flour. They are the same thing. Corn meal is different.

  2. ajinomoto is an excitotoxin, it has nothing to do with taste.
    When you consume it, ajinomot goes to your brain and excites it, your brain then reacts to it like it reacts to a drug and makes you eat more of what you were eating.
    MSG can make cowdung taste good.
    This is where I leave your website and write in my own blog about this.
    MSG was invented in 1930’s and was commercially available in japan in 1940 and more than a decade later in China. So are you trying to tell me that chinese did not eat tasty food before 1950. Or does authentic chinese food mean food after 1950.
    MSG has been proved to cause many diseases from obesity, heart problem to migraines and cancer.
    A very own indian mainstream link(if you think that people on the internet warning us about poisons in the food are just a bunch of crazy paranoids)
    This shows a research that confirms MSG link to stomach cancer.
    I know of a person who used to run a fast food joint and uses msg “in very small quantities” like he told because he too eats both his meals in his restaurant, but I was not convinced. I am glad I was not cause once i got to his restaurant and see his wife there and she tells me he is in hospital for stomach operation for “some strange kind of ulcer”.
    BTW if you call your self chefs you should know that the manchurian dish was invented in India without ajinomoto. Ajinomoto was used in chinese food for the first time in America as those idiots dont know to cook.
    My friend aunt is chinese and she does not use ajinomoto. I still remember he was the first person i had seen around 20 years ago who would ask chinese restaurants not put msg. That time there was not internet too and never heard of it. Suprisising there was on chinese restaurant who was an actual chinese who replied saying he never uses ajinomot.
    Real cooks do not use ajinomoto, period.

    1. With due respect to you qwan.
      I completely agree with you that MSG is not the
      best thing to add to your food and btw MSG is a flavour enhancer.
      You said tha ajinamoto has nothing to do with taste and yet
      say that it will make cowdung taste good…???
      But i too do no recomend that it be used in food casue a dish
      can taste just as good without it.
      people can use what they want in their food and u
      have a choice to use or not to use it when u r making it.
      Its not nice to insult someone and say that just because
      they used that ingredient it does not make them good cooks.
      Half ofthe stuff we buy from the sumarkets have MSG in it from
      Chips to sauces and the like..we just choose not to buy them.

    2. Thank you Michelle and Qwan for your inputs. We also do NOT use MSG in our cooking. This was a viewer submitted recipe.

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