How to make Paneer and Spinach Bites - Cottage cheese and spinach mixed with gram flour and a few masalas to make these tikkis.

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

Main Ingredients : Paneer (पनीर), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Paneer and Spinach Bites

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Paneer and Spinach Bites checkout Chilli Paneer, Paneer Ke Tinke, Til Paneer, Tiranga Paneer Tikka . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Corn Fritters, Murmura Chiwda, Mashed Sweet Potatoes Thai Style, Sesame And Thyme Coated Crunchy Chicken.

Paneer and Spinach Bites Recipe Card

Paneer and Spinach Bites

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer and Spinach Bites Recipe

  • Paneer grated 250 grams

  • Spinach blanched and drained 1 bunch

  • Oil 2 tablespoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 2 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 3-4

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 10-12

  • Gram flour (besan) 4 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Potato boiled,peeled and mashed 1 small

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Oil for drizzl

  • chaat masala for sprink


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add ginger and garlic and sauté till lightly browned. Add green chilliesand sauté further for a minute. Add gram flour and sauté on low heat till brown.

Step 2

Finely chop spinach and add and mix. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, dried mango powder andsalt and mix well and cook till spinach is done.

Step 3

Transfer into a large bowl. Add cottage cheeseand mix. Add potato andchilli flakes and mix.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick tawa and drizzle some oil on it.

Step 5

Divide the mixture into equal portions, shape them into small tikkis. Shallow-fry the tikkison the hot tawa, turning sides, till brown and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Arrange them on a serving plate, sprinkle chaat masalaand serve immediately.

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