How to make Paneer and Cheese Cigars -

Paneer and cheese wrapped in spring roll sheet and deep fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Processed cheese (प्रोसेस्ड चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Paneer and Cheese Cigars

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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 and Cheese Cigars Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) , grated 4 tablespoons

  • Processed cheese , grated 4 tablespoons

  • Spring roll sheets 4

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Green chillies , finely chopped 2-3

  • Crushed red chillies 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh curly parsley 3-4 sprigs

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Red capsicum curls to garnish


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Put cottage cheese in a bowl, add processed cheese, green chillies, crushed red chillies and salt. Finely chop, parsley and add. Add cornflour and mix well with your hands, pressing as you mix.

Step 3

Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into long croquettes.

Step 4

Mix refined flour with sufficient water to make a thick paste. Apply this on the spring roll sheets with a brush.

Step 5

Place a cheese croquette at one end of each sheet, roll tightly into a long cylinder and seal the open edge ensuring that you leave about ½ inch empty space at the two ends.

Step 6

Slide these cigars into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Halve each cigar, arrange on a serving platter, garnish with red capsicum curls and serve hot.

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