The other morning I woke up to over 100 emails in my inbox. For me this means they landed on my tablet and on my laptop. A blogger sent an email about her payment discrepancy to a group email instead of the accounts department. Firstly, I would love to be earning that kind of money and secondly, why did everyone have to hit the reply to all button? I was about to block the subject as being spam but soon realized that it was just the same email, over and over again, with a whole lot of people replying unsubscribe or listing their blogs. I popped on over to a few of the food blogs to say ‘hi’ and I sent an email back to the sender about her obvious mistake. What was even funnier was that some people hit reply all to tell everyone not to reply to all! I am sure we all worked that part out. This stir fry is one of those dishes that will work out as it is so simple and so versatile. You don’t need to use the paneer and if you want to you can use tofu. Change the chicken for beef, or keep it vegetarian and add more of the paneer. Which ever way you look at it, this chicken and paneer stir fry is worth making. I made my own spice blend for this recipe, as part of the Daring Cooks challenge. The Kadhai Sauce is a wet spice blend, essential to this dish.
Chicken and Paneer Stir Fry
- 15 mls canola oil
- 45 mls kadhai sauce
- 5 cm fresh root ginger, peeled and julienned
- 2 chicken fillets, thinly sliced
- 2 capsicums, julienned
- 50 g paneer, julienned
- 20 g fresh coriander, finely chopped
- 1 lime, juice only
- ½ lemon, juice only
- Salt to season
- Place the oil into a wok and heat
- Add the kadhai sauce and cook until hot
- Add the ginger and cook for 1 minute
- Add the chicken and seal
- Add the capsicums
- Sauté for a minute and then add the paneer
- Sauté for a minute and then add the coriander, lime and lemon juice
- Stir to combine
- Add salt if necessary
- Serve with naan
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Blog-checking lines: For the month of April, Sawsan from Chef in disguise challenged us to spice things up by making our own spice blends from scratch so I made Chicken And Paneer Stir Fry.
What I blogged April 14:
- one year ago – Chickpea Crêpes
- three years ago – Friday’s Food Quiz
- four years ago – Crayfish Goulash
31 thoughts on “Chicken And Paneer Stir Fry For Daring Cooks”
Love the flavours in this Tandy! Typical Indian treatment of paneer can be quite heavy on spice or cream but this is so light and fresh!
Thanks Shu Han, it is always nice to get such a wonderful compliment 🙂
Always nice have a easy and versatile recipe.
Have a great day Tandy.
🙂 Mandy xo
It is indeed 🙂
The ole ‘reply to all’ etiquette!!! 🙂 this sounds yummy Tandy
Not sure it was quite etiquette in this instance 😉
Thank you, and thanks for the visit 🙂
Oh, I love the paneer in this dish!
It looks healthy and delicious!
Thanks Pam, it really was both 🙂
I couldn’t help but lick my lips when seeing this dish. I so need to eat lunch lol. Great post.
Kay of Pure & Complex
Thanks Kay 🙂
Looks scrumptious! I’d die to taste it!
Thanks Marcela 🙂
Oh no! The dreaded “reply all”!!! We had a very similar situation at work – things went out of hand too quickly!
Tandy – this chicken and paneer stir fry could put out a lot of fires though! I could just dig in and forget about everything else!
It can be quite embarrassing as well! Thanks for the compliment Shashi 🙂
Such a lovely colourful dish – Tandy – and sounds fabulous.
Thanks Rachel 🙂
Yummy recipe. Did you make the paneer Tandy?
I did, and if you would like the recipe, it is here: http://tandysinclair.com/paneer/ 🙂
Can you believe I have never cooked with paneer yet. I so need to sort that to and this recipe looks like a good one to start out with.
Hope you enjoy the paneer Bobbi 🙂
Oh I’ve been caught in one of those email traps. It’s dreadfully tiresome. Meanwhile this stir fry is not at all. I’d love a plate of this 🙂
Tiresome is the right word for it Lorraine 🙂
Oh how frustrating, funny how people are so intolerant of a mistake tho huh?! Love your recipe, simple and oh so tasty.
Hope you are not too chilly over your way. Happy weekend lovely. 🙂
Thanks Anna, it is a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings – much like I expect you are experiencing 🙂