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Bang Bang Paneer appetizer: A Flavorful Fusion Delight for Your Next Gathering

Bang Bang Paneer appetizer – This is a culinary delight that will captivate your senses and leave your guests wanting more during the next occasion you host. This is an appetizer that is prepared with the deep-fried cubes of tender paneer that is drenched in a rich, sweet, spicy and tangy sauce which has a long-lasting after-taste. Bang Bang Paneer is a simple dish, with an intriguing variation, which everybody loves consuming – a crowd pleaser for both informal and formal gatherings.

What is Paneer?

Paneer, also known as Indian cottage cheese, is a fresh, non-aged cheese made by curdling milk with lemon juice or vinegar. It has a mild flavor and a firm texture, making it the perfect base for soaking up delicious sauces like our bang bang sauce.

How to make Bang Bang Paneer appetizer:

Craving a show-stopping appetizer that’s bursting with flavor and guaranteed to disappear in minutes? Look no further than Bang Bang Paneer! This Indian delight features crispy paneer cubes, a sweet and spicy sauce, and a sprinkle of fresh coriander for a truly irresistible bite.

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Ingredients:

For the Crispy Paneer:

  • 200g paneer, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Bang Bang Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

For Marination:

1. Mix paneer pieces with cornstarch, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
2. Toss carefully for even coating and let it marinate for 10-15 minutes.

For frying:

1. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan on medium to high heat.
2. Test readiness by dropping a small paneer piece; sizzling and immediate floating indicate readiness.
3. Fry marinated paneer cubes in batches for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden crisp.
Drain on a paper towel.

For the sauce:

1. In a saucepan, heat vegetable oil on medium-high heat.
2. Add grated ginger and minced garlic; cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
3. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, Thai sweet chili sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper (optional).
4. Pour the mixture into the saucepan and simmer for 5-7 minutes until slightly thick.
5. Add fried paneer to the sauce, gently toss to coat evenly, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to meld flavors.

For garnishing:

1. Place the saucy Bang Bang Paneer on a plate.
2. Garnish with chopped spring onions or cilantro for a fresh taste.

For Serving:

1. Serve your Bang Bang Paneer immediately for maximum crispiness. Watch your party guests devour these flavor bombs and prepare to be complimented on your culinary skills!

Tips:

  • For more crispiness, ensure even coating of paneer with cornstarch or consider double frying.
  • Substitute cornstarch with all-purpose flour if unavailable, adjusting the amount for desired coating.
  • Customize spice level according to your preference by reducing or increasing the amount of spicy ingredients in the sauce.

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