Vermicelli Wrapped Paneer

Indians love paneer and that’s world knowledge now. Usually had in curries, starters or desserts, it’s as versatile as an ingredient can be. This is my vegetarian answer to Goong Sarong (vermicelli wrapped shrimp). The dish is quite intriguing visually. In this case soft paneer wrapped in vermicelli and shallow fried to a crisp is a wonderful texture experience. It’s best had with a light salad as a starter (here i have served it with a red cabbage carrot slaw) or light lunch. Ketchup or our very own mint chutney make for the perfect condiment.

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Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • Rice Vermicelli
  • Paneer cut into strips
  • Carrots, julienne
  • Red Cabbage, julienne
  • Cucumber, julienne
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp water

Method :

For The Vermicelli Wrapped Paneer :

  1. Soak rice vermicelli in water for 10 minutes and set them aside
  2. Combine corn flour and water to create a slurry.
  3. Cut paneer in to strips. Wrap the paneer in the vermicelli and seal the ends with a bit of corn flour mixture
  4. Place on a plate and allow to chill for 1 hour.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and slowly place the wrapped paneer. Partially cover the pan, to avoid splattering. Keep turning the paneer to make sure its evenly brown.
  6. Remove on to a kitchen towel lined plate and season immediately with salt and pepper.

For The Slaw :

  1. In a bowl add lemon juice and slowly whisk in olive oil to emulsify. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a bowl combine julienne of carrots, red cabbage, cucumber. Add the dressing and mix thoroughly
  3. Finish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

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Author: Subalakshmi Sundar

Hi. I am Subalakshmi Sundar. The face behind The Petit Bite. People gathered around a table, good food, great company and fun conversations are the things that make me the happiest. This blog is an attempt to share one part of that with all of you. Great Food. Indian palate is going through a huge culinary journey right now. We are rooted in traditions but want to explore the world cuisines as well. That's what I enjoy the most. A slight Indian twist given to world recipes to suit our palate. You will find easy recipes for busy days, slightly long recipes for days when cooking is therapy and recipes that take time to come together when you want to immerse yourself in to the fine art of cooking. Whatever recipe you choose, I hope it's a pleasure to cook and to eat. Do tag me on Instagram or facebook if you try any. Nothing makes me happier. Happy cooking, y'all.. Much Love, S.

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