Paneer and Cheese Cigars

Irresistible appetizers featuring a delectable blend of crumbled paneer and gooey cheese encased in a crispy outer layer, rolled into cigar shapes, and fried to golden perfection. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel.

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Paneer and Cheese Cigars

Paneer and Cheese Cigars

Main Ingredients Cottage cheese (paneer), Processed cheese
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg


  • 4 tablespoons grated cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 4 tablespoons grated processed cheese
  • 4 spring roll sheets
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh curly parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup refined flour (maida)
  • Oil to deep fry


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  2. Put cottage cheese in a bowl, add processed cheese, green chillies, crushed red chillies, salt, parsley, cornstarch and mix well with your hands, pressing as you mix.
  3. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into long croquettes.
  4. Mix refined flour with sufficient water to make a thick paste. Apply this on the spring roll sheets with a brush.
  5. Place a cheese croquette at one end and roll tightly into a long cylinder and seal the open edge ensuring that you leave about ½ inch empty space at the two ends.
  6. Slide into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Halve and serve hot. 

Nutrition Info

Calories 925
Carbohydrates 68
Protein 31.7
Fat 59.4
Other Fiber Calcium-646.5