Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sesame paneer with hot and sweet dip


Ingredients



For the sesame paneer
2 cups paneer (cottage cheese), cut into 75 mm. (3") x 12 mm. (½") strips
1/4 cup cornflour
2 tbsp maida
1/2 tsp soya sauce
1/2 cup sesame seeds ( til )
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying


FOR HOT AND SWEET DIP

1/2 cup WATER
1/4 cup SUGAR
1/2 tsp CHILLI POWDER
1 tbsp LEMON JUICE
1 tsp SALT


Method


    For the sesame paneer

    1. In a bowl, combine the cornflour, plain flour, soya sauce and salt with ¼ cup of water to make a smooth batter.
    2. Dip the paneer pieces in the batter and coat the sesame seeds and deep fry in hot oil, till they are golden brown.
    3. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

    For the hot and sweet dip

    1. Place the sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil.
    2. Cook till the syrup is of a 2 string consistency.
    3. Add the chilli powder, lemon juice and salt and mix well.
    4. Cool completely and serve with the fried sesame paneer.

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