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!
Mix sugar with three and half cups of water and make a syrup over low heat. Mix paneer and khoya into a smooth dough.
Gradually add flour and green cardamom powder and knead well into a soft dough. Divide into fifteen oblong portions. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and fry the pieces, two at a time, very carefully, till evenly browned.
Place sugar syrup on low heat to warm it up. Add rose water Soak the fried pantuas in it for at least half an hour. Serve either hot or cold.
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