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Friday, 4 November 2016

Cashew Nut Stuffed Paneer Balls


I am back from a well-deserved vacation. Had lovely time with my loved ones as we celebrated Diwali in our home town after almost 3 years. Really there is no greater joy on a festival like Diwali than to be with our family and that too in our hometown. After loads of shopping, munching (of course on Diwali goodies) and  pampering from elders, now it is time to be back with some serious cooking. So made these quick yet yummy Paneer snacks to pair with our all-time favourite Masala Chai.


Cashew nut stuffed paneer balls are tasty treats that serve as a perfect starter for any party. They can be served as a delicious tea time snacks too .These deep fried paneer balls are crunchy on the outside and soft from within. The roasted cashew stuffing gives a nice nutty flavor and bite to the otherwise soft paneer balls. These paneer balls are mildly spicy in taste and go well with any dip or chutney. The recipe is simple and very easy to follow, and best part is the recipe calls for basic ingredients which are easily available in our kitchen pantries.


Serves: 10-12 medium Paneer balls
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams Paneer / Cottage Cheese
  • 10-12 Cashew nuts
  • 4 bread slices
  • ½ inch root Ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2-3 tbsp. butter milk
  • 1/2 tsp freshly crushed black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Kasuri  Methi / dried Fenu Greek leaves
  • ¼ tsp roasted Cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp dry Mango powder
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh Coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp. Corn flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method:
  1. Put the bread slices into a grinder jar and pulse to get the bread crumbs. Reserve ¼ of the bread crumbs for coating the paneer balls and soak the remaining in butter milk for 2-3 minutes.

    2. Crush ginger, green chilies and coriander leaves together and keep aside. Grate or crumble the Paneer / Cottage Cheese in a bowl. Add the coriander chili crush to the grated paneer.



   3.  Also add all the spices ( black pepper , roasted cumin powder , kasuri methi, dry mango powder) to the paneer. Knead well. 




   4.  To this add the soaked bread crumbs and salt. Mix well and knead into dough.



   5.  In a pan heat 1 tsp ghee and shallow fry the chopped Cashew nut pieces on a low flame until golden in colour. 



   6.  Divide the paneer dough into 10-12 equal parts. Flatten each portion of paneer dough into a small disc using your palms and stuff ½ tsp of the roasted cashew nut pieces to it. Close it and roll into a ball shape. Repeat the same for rest of the paneer dough portions.



  7.  In another bowl, add 3-4 tbsp. of water to the corn flour and make a paste. Dip each paneer ball into the corn flour paste and roll over the reserved bread crumbs.



   8.  Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the stuffed paneer balls in small batches until golden brown and crispy from all sides. 


   9. Remove the balls on an absorbent paper.


 10.  Serve the Paneer balls hot with any dip or chutney of your choice. I have served them with Coriander Chutney and Tomato ketchup. 


  Hope you would love to try out this easy snacks for yourself. Do not forget to give your valuable feedback. For more Paneer recipes, do check my posts on;


32 comments :

  1. I have read your blog it is very helpful for me. I want to say thanks to you. I have bookmark your site for future updates.
    extra golden milk

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my site Juanjuergens and for such a lovely feed back.

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  2. Paneer balls look so good .. Wish I could have them now

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    1. Thank you Shobha...wish I could send them to you 🤗

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  3. Paneer is my favorite and these balls are beautifully done..Perfect for evening snack or party starters.

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    1. Thanks Parul..these beauties are perfect party starters

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  4. Am sure these paneer balls will definitely satsify my craving for deep fried beauties, stuffing cashew nut is definitely a brilliant idea Poonam.

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  5. Poonam, The paneer balls you made are picture perfect. Love the flavor combination in these and to top it they are even stuffed with cashews! What aroyal treat these are.

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    1. The nut stuffing gives a lovely bite to the otherwise soft paneer balls Sandhya glad that you like it

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  6. Wow!! what amazing combos you come up with Poonam

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  7. WoW! What a visual amazing treat for us. Paneer balls looks so cute and loved the idea of using buttermilk soaking in a bread crumbs gives the nice texture to the balls. Beautiful share Poonam.

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    1. Thank you so much Jolly .I am glad you loved it

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  8. With Monsoons in its full glory in Mumbai, I am certainly craving for this beauty with a cup of Masala chai as you rightly said. Love that stuffing idea of nuts which makes it interesting for kids and adults. Great party starter option. Loved the recipe Poonam.

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    1. Yes Vidya these cutties make perfect monsoon treat with adrak wali chai.I am glad you liked the recipe..do give it a try ..thanks 🤗

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  9. It's a fabulous snack and party starter recipe! Gorgeous golden cheese balls with a lovely surprise tucked inside. Perfect for lunch box too.
    Love your presentation, Poonam.

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  10. Paneer balls make tasty starter or can be served as a snack. Looks so tasty.

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  11. Poonam!! It's pouring here n I am craving for these cashew nuts stuffed paneer balls, chai n a nice romantic novel. Wah Wah!!
    Yummy

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    1. Sounds so romantic di..would love to join you 🤗

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  12. Lovely share Poonam :) the stuffing of nuts is nice idea. These paneer balls are perfect snacks during these monsoon season.

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    1. Thank you so much Sasmita. I am glad you liked it.

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  13. I bet these would vanished in no time once you serve like this. Wish I could grab a few!

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    1. You are absolutely right Jagruti..no matter how big a batch I make , these beauties vanish in no time

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  14. Omg I wish I could get those cashew stuffed paneer balls with a cup of hot tea. They look so delicious and crispy.

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    1. They turned out delicious Sapana. Wish I could send you a batch of these beauties right away

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  15. Poonam bookmarking this. My son loves paneer items and I have not cooked anything like this. Looking so crispy and delicious. I wish if I can get some....

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    1. Yes these paneer balls are very crisp and they taste yumm..I am glad you liked the recipe..do try out I am sure your son would love to have it.

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  16. Those paneer balls look super tempting and scrumptious! Yum yum!

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    1. Thank you Freda..you are absolutely right..these paneer balls are simply irresistible

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