Sweet & Sour Paneer Cheese

Sweet & Sour Paneer Cheese


Prep time:
30-40 mins
Cook time:
8-10 mins
Suitable for:
Vegetarians, Everyone
Provided by:
Romy Gill

This marinated and fried paneer is great served with your favourite chutneys as an appetiser.


  • 225g/8oz of paneer cheese, cut in to large squares
  • 3 of teaspoons grated fresh root ginger
  • 3 of teaspoons grated garlic
  • 2 of teaspoons red chilli
  • 2 of teaspoons Haughton Honey
  • 3 of teaspoons light soy sauce (Kikkoman)
  • 2 of teaspoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 of teaspoon cornflour
  • 2 teaspoons of spice mixture (panch phoron: fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seed and fennel seed)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons of rapeseed oil


  1. Place the paneer in a shallow non-reactive dish with all the ingredients except the oil and leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Once hot add the marinated paneer and cook well on all sides - about 5-6 minutes - over a medium heat. Make sure you stir it properly so that you don't burn the paneer.
  3. Serve at once.

Notes for the cook: if you have a fan-assisted oven then reduce the specified temperature in the recipe by about 15% ~ 1 teaspoon = 5ml and 1 tablespoon = 15ml ~ some ingredients are measured in cups and some equivalents are; 150g, 6oz (1/2 cup) = 120ml, 4fl oz