How to make Chilgoza Paneer -

It looks good it tastes good - a wonderful combination of Paneer and pine nuts

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Pinenuts, Cottage Cheese

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chilgoza Paneer

Chilgoza Paneer Recipe Card


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.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Chilgoza Paneer Recipe

  • Pinenuts 200 grams

  • Cottage Cheese 400 grams

  • Chaat masala as required

  • Black pepper powder as required

  • Pickle masala as required

  • Salted butter a few

  • Fresh parsley a few


Step 1

Cut paneer into ½ inch thick round slices and then into small roundels with a cookie cutter.

Step 2

Prick pine nuts all around the outer edge of the roundels.

Step 3

Sprinkle chaat masala and pepper powder.

Step 4

Spread a thin layer of pickle masala on salty biscuits and place a paneer roundel on each of them.

Step 5

Place a small parsley leaf on top and serve immediately.

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