How to make Tilwale Paneer - Marinated paneer fingers dipped in spicy batter, coated with sesame seeds and shallow fried.

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

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, White Sesame Seeds, Black Sesame Seeds

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Tilwale Paneer

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.    

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Tilwale Paneer
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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tilwale Paneer Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese 250 grams

  • White Sesame Seeds, Black Sesame Seeds for coating 2 tablespoons

  • Black sesame seeds for coating 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 tsp + for sprink

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp + ½

  • Salt to taste

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + 2

  • Semolina (suji/rawa) 3 tablespoons

  • Oil for shallow frying

Method

Step 1

Cut cottage cheese into finger sized pieces and place them in a plate. Sprinkle 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder, kasoori methi, chaat masala, ½ tsp ginger- garlic paste, salt and mix well.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix together 1 cup refined flour, 2 tbsp semolina, remaining ginger-garlic paste, remaining red chilli powder, remaining garam masala powder, salt and water as required to make a thick batter.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 4

Spread black and white sesame seeds, remaining semolina and remaining refined flour in a plate.

Step 5

Dip the cottage cheese fingers in the batter, coat them with the sesame seeds mixture.

Step 6

Place them in the pan and cook, turning sides, till evenly golden on all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Sprinkle some chaat masala.

Step 7

Place some lemon and onion slices on a serving plate. Arrange the cottage cheese fingers on the plate and serve hot.

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