Sriracha Paneer is really the tastiest paneer appetizer you would ever have. It can be prepared within 5 minutes. There is no chopping of veggies, no prolonged meal prep to be done nor does it require exotic ingredients. It is the simplest, easiest and yummiest dish you would you taste! You can substitute paneer with tofu and yield similar result. This Indo- Chinese recipe is surely a party pleaser or a crowd puller.
Both me and KR are a sucker for Chinese food. We never miss a chance to eat Chinese! We Indians have a unique way of preparing Chinese which you may not even find in China! 🙂 I have tried a couple of recipes myself in the past. You can check out this recipe – Oriental Egg Fried Rice. Coming back to this Sriracha Paneer recipe, the ingredients used in this are basic, full of flavors and spice. You just need to toss together with paneer cubes to get this awesome dish! Note – you can use any chilly sauce if you do not find Sriracha sauce easily.
250 gms of paneer cubes
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp sriracha sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vinegar
corn starch for dusting the paneer cubes
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
onion for garnish (optional)
In a bowl, add the paneer cubes and the corn starch. Lightly mix them up and ensure the paneer gets coated well. Set it aside.
In another bowl, add the honey, sriracha sauce, soy sauce and vinegar. Whisk it all together. Keep it aside.
In a pan, heat the oil, fry the garlic for 1 minutes.
Add the paneer cubes and mix it well.
Now add the prepared sauce into it. Coat the paneer well and fry it for another 2-3 minutes.
Add the sesame oil and the sesame seeds. Mix lightly.
The sauce should thicken up and the paneer should be lightly fried.
There is no salt required in this recipe because you add in soy sauce and vinegar. Sprinkle some cilantro and chopped onions over it. Serve it hot. Eat it as an Appetizer/Snack or along with some noodles or fried rice. Either ways, Sriracha Paneer tastes just awesome. Trust me. KR and me had to literally fight for the last bite!
I am surely making Sriracha Paneer again in my kitchen. It is surely worth it. Probably next time I will try using Tofu instead. But I really need to eat this more. I would suggest you give this recipe a try and let me know how it was! Leave me a line below. If you do try this recipe, please do share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This will keep me motivated to develop more interesting recipes. Click a pic and post it with the hashtag #cookiliciousveg . I would love to see your pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!