Indo Chinese Style Chilli Paneer
with Stir-Fried Veg and Basmati Rice
A customer favourite, this Indo Chinese Style Chilli Paneer is a tried-and-tested recipe that always wins with a crowd.
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(May contain Celery)
Chinese Five Spice
(Contains Cereals containing gluten, Soya)
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Rice
Water for the Sauce
Pour the water for the rice (see pantry for amount) into a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
Stir in the rice and 0.25 tsp salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and cover with the lid.
Leave to cook for 10 mins, then remove the pan from the heat (still covered) and leave to the side for another 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).
Meanwhile, halve the bell pepper and discard the core and seeds. Halve and peel the onion. Chop both into 2cm chunks.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Trim and thinly slice the spring onion.
Chop the paneer into 2cm cubes. In a medium bowl, combine the cornflour and half the Chinese Five Spice. Add the paneer, then toss to coat.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the paneer to the pan (discard any remaining cornflour left in the bowl) and fry until golden all over, 5-8 mins. Carefully turn every 1-2 mins.
Once golden, transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper.
Wipe out your pan, then pop it back on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
Once hot, add the pepper chunks and onion. Stir-fry until tender and slightly charred, 5-7 mins.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the garlic, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, ketchup and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts) and the remaining Chinese Five Spice. TIP: If your honey has hardened, pop it in a bowl of hot water for 1 min.
Return the fried paneer to the pan and pour over the sticky sauce. Bring to the boil, then simmer until thickened, 2-3 mins.
Remove from the heat. Taste and add more salt, pepper or sugar if needed. Add a splash of water if it's a little thick.
Fluff up the rice with a fork, then share between your bowls.
Top with the sticky veg and paneer, spooning over the remaining sauce from the pan.
Finish with a sprinkle of spring onion.