How to make Paneer Canapes -

The base of these canapés is paneer, they are stuffed with spicy coloured capsicums.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Red Capsicum, Yellow Capsicum

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Paneer Canapes

Paneer Canapes Recipe Card


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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Canapes Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese 500 grams

  • Red Capsicum, Yellow Capsicum finely chopped 2

  • Oil 2 tbsps + for shallow frying

  • Yellow capsicum finely chopped 1/4 small

  • Red capsicum finely chopped 1/4 small

  • Green capsicum finely chopped 1/4 small

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp + for sprinkling

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • Bhuna masala 30 grams

  • Grated cheese for garnishing


Step 1

Cut cottage cheese into 2 inch cubes. Scoop out a little from the centre of these cubes to make small canapés. Crumble the scooped cottage cheese and set aside.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan. Add green chillies and sauté for half a minute.

Step 3

Add yellow capsicum, red capsicum, green capsicum and mix well.

Step 4

Add ½ tsp red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, ½ tsp chaat masala and sauté for 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Add lemon juice and mix well. Add crumbled paneer, bhuna masala and mix well. Transfer the filling into a bowl.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 7

Stuff the canapés with the filling and place in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Sprinkle remaining red chilli powder, remaining chaat masala and little salt on the canapés. Cook turning sides till evenly golden.

Step 9

Transfer onto a serving plate. Garnish with grated cheese and serve.

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