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. 🙂
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. 🙂
- 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
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 250g Soba Noodles
- 2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 tsp Honey
- 2 tsp Sesame Oil
- Boil Soba noodles according to pack instructions (3-4 minutes) and then instantly drain and wash under cold water.
- Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over a medium heat till golden brown and tip into a bowl.
- In a non stick pan, heat the oil over a high heat.
- 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).
- In a separate non stick pan, add the soy sauce, sriracha, sweet chilli sauce and mix it all together.
- Add the paneer pieces, sesame seeds and green pepper, baby corn and allow to cook for 2 -3 minutes.
- Top with the spring onions. Turn off the heat.
- 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.