Chilli Paneer with Soba Noodles

Chilli Paneer with soba noodles is a favourite dish of mine. The soba noodles add a chewy texture and as unusual as it sounds, work really well with paneer. I don’t do tofu and I feel like this is a great replacement. I love that soba noodles can be eaten cold and I also love how quick they are to make but just slightly over cooking them can turn them into a claggy mess so you have 2 option, either have a bowl of ice cold water on hand or cook less then needed and instantly wash under cold water. I love paneer in any form. I love this chilli version, I love it with spinach, I love it in ravioli, i love it with peas, i love it with corn, i  love butter paneer, skewered paneer, paneer manchurian..basically i just love paneer. 🙂

chilli paneer and soba noodles

By the way, have you noticed that the winter colds have already begun. People sniffling away. Kids coughing their lungs out. Red noses and runny eyes. I wasn’t expecting to see any of that until at least December.

By the way when i think of December, I always think of London. London in December is magical. That is the only word that can truly capture how brilliant it is. There was a time in my life where I was there every year. The shop windows alone are a sight to behold – so grand and boastful with all those festive colours and lights. Every year, my heart yearns to be there and then I look at the hotel prices and come back down to earth. I could always go stay with my cousins I suppose. Also, It’s the busiest time of year for my husband and I wouldn’t want us to go there without him. I do wish we had a little flat in London. I think I would be there all the time. I was speaking with a friend the other day and said, ‘If I didn’t have responsibilities, I would be in London all the time..’ The response I got back was just two words…’I know.’ I don’t think it’s the same for everyone but I feel like a little bit of me always yearns to be in London.

Back to reality though, I have precisely 40 minutes before I need to start getting the kids ready for school..and I wouldn’t have it any other way. ‘Blessed’ doesn’t even begin to cover how grateful I am for what I have now.

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy this delicious bowl of yumminess. 🙂

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Chilli Paneer with Soba Noodles

Ingredients

    Paneer
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 220g Paneer cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce of your choice
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 Spring Onion chopped
  • 1 Red or Green Pepper cut into strips
  • 6 Baby Corn
  • Soba Noodles
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 250g Soba Noodles
  • 2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil

Instructions

    Noodles
  1. Boil Soba noodles according to pack instructions (3-4 minutes) and then instantly drain and wash under cold water.
  2. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over a medium heat till golden brown and tip into a bowl.
  3. Paneer
  4. In a non stick pan, heat the oil over a high heat.
  5. Add the paneer to the pan and cover immediately. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat down and flip the cubes over. Cover again and allow to cook for a further 2 minutes. Then remove from the pan and put into a bowl of cold water immediately. (Alternatively heat oven to GM5, place on a lined baking tray and cook for 6 minutes, then turn over and cook for 6 - 7 more minutes).
  6. In a separate non stick pan, add the soy sauce, sriracha, sweet chilli sauce and mix it all together.
  7. Add the paneer pieces, sesame seeds and green pepper, baby corn and allow to cook for 2 -3 minutes.
  8. Top with the spring onions. Turn off the heat.
  9. Assemble
  10. In a large bowl. mix the vinegar, soy sauce, honey and oil. Add the noodles and toasted sesame seeds, Top with the paneer and serve.
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