Vegetarian, Indian-style banh mi made with paneer marinated in a garam masala marinade, topped with a daikon and carrot pickle!
Recipe and pictures by @milkandcardamom
Serving Size: Makes 4 banh mi sandwiches
CHAR SIU INSPIRED PANEER**
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp ginger, minced
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp vegetarian hoisin sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 blocks of SACH Original paneer
- 1/2 a large daikon
- 3 medium carrots
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp split mustard seeds
- 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- pinch of red chili powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
BANH MI ACCOMPANIMENTS
- 4 French rolls
- coconut aminos
- salt and pepper
- thinly sliced cucumbers
- thinly sliced jalapeno (optional)
Char Siu-Inspired Paneer**
- Add garlic, ginger, garam masala, honey, vegetarian hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, sesame oil to a tupperware container, and mix until well combined.
- Add paneer planks and cover.
- Give the container a couple turns and gently shakes to coat the paneer and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours, giving the container a little shake and turn every so often.
- Use a mandolin or peeler to slice the daikon and carrots into thin long strips. Place the strips into a bowl.
- Add turmeric, split mustard seeds, oil, lime juice, chili powder, and salt. Toss until well coated and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot lay down the paneer slices onto the skillet and pour the marinade over the paneer. Cook for 4-5 minutes and flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes or until both sides are slightly browned.
- Toast the French rolls in the oven at 325°F for 4 minutes. Then sliced the rolls in half, try not to go all the way through.
- Spread mayonnaise on both the cut sides of the rolls. Then spread Sriracha to taste onto each side as well. Sprinkle a few drops of coconut aminos onto one side of the cut sides of the bread.
- Top one side of each roll with 2 pieces of the char siu paneer, gajar and daikon nu athanu, cucumber slices, cilantro, salt and pepper ot taste, a squeeze of lime juice, and jalapeno slices (optional).
- Top with the other half of the bread and enjoy!