How to make Chutney Paneer - Aam papad stuffed into slit paneer slices, coated with green chutney, wrapped in banana leaves and pan cooked.

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

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Aam papad (आम पापड़)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chutney Paneer
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English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chutney Paneer Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 250 grams

  • Aam papad pieces 18-20

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Banana leaves cut into 8 pieces 2

  • Chutney

  • Fresh mint leaves roughly chopped ½ cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped 1 cup

  • Bengal gram (daalia) roasted 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • ginger peeled and sliced ½ inch

  • Green chillies 2

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Juice of 1 lemon

Method

Step 1

To make chutney, put mint leaves, coriander leaves, roasted Bengal gram, garlic, ginger and green chillies in a mixer jar. Quarter onion and add to the mixer along with 4-5 tbsps water and salt and grind till smooth. Transfer into a bowl, add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 2

Thickly slice cottage cheese and slit the slices without cutting through.

Step 3

Insert 3 aam papad pieces in the slits of each cottage cheese slice.

Step 4

Coat the stuffed cottage cheese slices with the chutney.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non-stick pan

Step 6

Place banana leaf pieces on worktop, place one cottage cheese slice on each piece and fold the leaf to make a packet.

Step 7

Place the packets in the pan, cook till the underside is browned, flip and cook on the other side similarly.

Step 8

Arrange the banana packets on a serving plate, open one of the parcels and serve immediately.