How to make Paneer Fingers - SK Khazana -

Paneer finger stuffed with a flavourful chutney and crumb fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Fresh coriander leaves (ताज़ा हरा धनिया)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Paneer Fingers - SK Khazana

Paneer Fingers - SK Khazana Recipe Card

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Fingers - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 cup + 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup

  • Green chilli 1

  • Ginger 1/2 inch

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Nylon sev 1 tablespoon

  • Breadcrumbs 1 1/2 cups

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cornflour 3/4 cup

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Lollo rosso lettuce to serve

  • Tomato ketchup to serve

Method

Step 1

Put 1 cup coriander leaves in a blender, add mint leaves, green chilli, ginger, salt, lemon juice and nylon sev. Add little water and blend to a fine paste. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Take breadcrumbs in a plate, add crushed black peppercorns, red chilli powder, remaining coriander leaves and dried mango powder.

Step 3

Slit paneer pieces from centre without cutting through. Fill ground paste into the slit.

Step 4

Take cornflour in a bowl, add ¾ cup water and whisk to a smooth batter. Dip the cottage cheese pieces in the batter till they are well coated. Roll in breadcrumbs and coat well. Repeat the process once.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Slide in the cottage cheese pieces and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Arrange them on a bed of lettuce leaves and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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