How to make Paneer Bhurji Cigar - SK Khazana -

A great starter that will delight your guests at any party

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Spring roll sheets

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Paneer Bhurji Cigar - SK Khazana

Paneer Bhurji Cigar - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Bhurji Cigar - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) gratedSp 3/4 cup

  • Spring roll sheets 8-12

  • Oil 1-2 tables to deep fry

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Green capsicum finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Yellow capsicum finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Medium tomato finely chopped 1

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour slurry to apply

  • Fresh coriander sprigs to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, and once they begin to change colour, add green chillies and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 2

Add green capsicum and yellow capsicum and sauté for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, mix and cook till the tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.

Step 3

Add chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and cottage cheese, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat, add coriander leaves and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Step 5

Place the spring rolls sheets on the worktop. Put some cottage cheese mixture on one end of the sheet lengthwise and roll tightly into cigars. Seal the open ends with slurry. Cut the edges and seal those ends too.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Gently slide the cigars into the hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Arrange the cigars on a serving platter, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve immediately with tomato ketchup.

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