How to make Chilli Paneer Cigars - Crispy and spicy cottage cheese cigars.

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

Main Ingredients : Red chilli sauce (रेड चिल्ली सॉस), Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chilli Paneer Cigars

Chinese food is an integral part of the Indian culinary scene. In Indian Chinese cuisine the food is modified to suit Indian palate. In this Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques are adapted to Indian tastes and contain larger offering of vegetarian dishes. Today, it is not only enjoyed by the Indians but is also highly appreciated in in Malaysia, Singapore and North America.  
Foods tend to be flavoured with Indian spices such as cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and turmeric, which are traditionally not associated with authentic Chinese cuisine. Hot chilli, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chillies, black pepper corns and yogurt are also frequently used in Indo Chinese dishes. This makes Indian Chinese food similar in taste to many dishes of Singapore and Malaysia, which have strong Chinese and Indian cultural influences.
Non-staple dishes are generally served with generous helpings of gravy, although they are also available without gravy. Culinary styles often seen in Indian Chinese fare include chilli where the food is hot and batter-fried; Manchurian which consists of a sweet and salty brown sauce; and Szechwan sauce which is a spicy red sauce. These are generally not used in authentic Chinese food preparation.

For more recipes related to Chilli Paneer Cigars checkout Chilli Garlic Shrimps. You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Mexican Cheesy Chicken, Gluten Free Peanut Butter Mug Cake, Palak Ke Kebab, Paneer Sandwich Kabab.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Paneer Cigars Recipe

  • Red chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 1/2 cup

  • Spring roll sheets 8-12

  • Spring onions finely chopped 1-2

  • Mixed bell peppers finely chopped 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Processed cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Cornstarch 1 tablespoon

  • Sweet chilli garlic sauce as required


Step 1

Combine cottage cheese, spring onions, mixed bell peppers, chilli flakes, crushed peppercorns, chilli sauce, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and cheese in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Dissolve cornstarch with some water in a bowl to make a smooth slurry.

Step 4

Put some chilli-cottage cheese mixture on one side of each spring roll sheet. Brush some slurry on the edges of the sheets, fold the sides and roll into the shape of cigars.

Step 5

Deep-fry prepared cigars in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Pour some sweet chilli garlic sauce in individual square glasses. Place fried cigars in each glass and serve immediately.