Recipe: Popular Indian snack Paneer Samosa


Popular Indian snack made with a paneer filling. Serve as a snack or as an appetizer.

Paneer – 250 gms, finely chopped
Maida – 2 cups
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Green chillies – 2, finely chopped
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Butter – 50 gms, melted
Salt as per taste
Oil as required

1. Combine the maida, butter and salt in a bowl.
2. Mix well to a puri dough consistency.
3. Heat a little oil in a pan.
4. Fry the cumin seeds for 30 seconds.
5. Add the onions, green chillies and saute for a minute or two.
6. Add red chilli powder, lemon juice, salt and paneer.
7. Mix well and stir-fry for a minute.
8. Remove from flame.
9. Make small balls of the dough and roll them in small/medium puris.
10. Shape the prepared puris into cones and add 1 or 2 tblsp of the paneer mixture.

Fold and seal the edges with little water.

  Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
 Fry the prepared samosas until golden.
 Remove and drain excess oil.
  Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

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