Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Breaded Paneer Fry

This breaded and pan fried paneer cubes (few spoons of oil only) will be a crowd pleaser in any party, can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a snack with a cup of coffee. The filling can be a spicy chutney/ any condiment of your choice. I used tomato chutney as the filling and coriander chutney for dip.
spicy paneer fry
8oz/230 gms         paneer
1/2 cup                 your fav. chutney/condiment
1 cup                    bread crumbs
1/2 tsp                  chilli pwdr
1/4 tsp                  turmeric pwdr
1 tsp                     chat/garam masala 
1 tsp                     lemon juice
1/4 tsp                  ginger garlic paste
1 pinch                 salt
1. Cut paneer in about 2" slices, mix turmeric, salt, lemon juice, chat/garam masala.
2. Marinate he paneer cubes in the lemon mixture for 1-3 hrs.
3. Slit a side of a paner slice with a knife (don't slice it through, it should be like an envelope to fill the chutney) push small amount of your fav.chutney inside the slit.
4. Heat a flat pan, add few spoons of oil, mix chilli pwdr with bread 
5. Roll the paneer slices over bread crumbs, press crumbs to it's sides, carefully place the paneer slices on the hot pan. Turn it when it gets brown, repeat the process with the remaining paneer cubes.
6. Transfer it to a serving plate and serve with pudina/ mint chutney or ketchup.
To make your own bread crumbs:
Toast 2 slices of bread in a pan/toaster, till it becomes brown and crispy, let it cool. Crush it and process in a blender/mixer to get an evenly textured (coarse) crumbs. You can add your fav. seasoning to it too.