Friday, 24 July 2015

Shezwan Sauce and Shezwan Paneer sandwich

Shezwan sauce
10-12 Red chillies
10-15 medium sized Garlic pods
3 tbsp finely chopped Garlic
1 tbsp finely chopped Ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped Celery
3tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Soya Sauce
1 tbsp Vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
Salt to taste
2-3 tbsp Oil


Cut and soak the  red chillies in warm water for an hour. Grind the soaked red chillies and  garlic pods together to a fine paste. Heat the oil in a pan and add finely chopped garlic and sauté it nicely for a minute. Add finely chopped ginger and celery and saute it for some time.
Add tomato sauce, ground red chilli and garlic paste and cook it well  till the oil leaves it's   edges. Add vinegar, soya sauce, sugar, pepper powder and salt and mix nicely and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes on a slow flame. Cool the sauce and store it in an air tight container in refrigerator. You can easily keep it for a week or 2.

Shezwan Paneer sandwich
Ingredients for the filling
Paneer - 250 grams
1 onion chopped
3 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp green chilli chopped
Salt to taste
Handful of chopped spring onions
2 tbsp chopped capsicum
1 tbsp Corn (optional)
2tbsp Shezwan sauce
1 tbsp oil
Mash the paneer and keep it aside. Take oil in a pan and heat it up.
Now add chopped garlic and saute it for few minutes. Add chopped onions, chillies and capsicum  corn (optional). Saute for few more minutes till light brown. Add salt to taste (as the sauce also has salt).Add Shezwan sauce and mashed Paneer.  Mix it well with the sauce and cook it for some time on slow flame. Switch of the gas and add chopped spring onions. The filling is ready for the sandwich.

For making the sandwich you will need a packet of  bread , Shezwan paneer filling and butter.
Add the filling on the bread and apply little butter on the other side of the bread. Take a sandwich toaster and toast the bread. Cut the sandwich and serve it with Shezwan sauce.

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