How to make Paneer ki Kachori -

The ubiquitous kachori stuffed with a masaledar paneer mixture.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Paneer ki Kachori

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English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer ki Kachori Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 200 grams

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Melted ghee 6 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander chopped 2-3 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry

Method

Step 1

Add refined flour in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add 4 tablespoons ghee and salt. Mix well with the fingertips till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Add sufficient water and knead to stiff dough. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside.

Step 3

Grate the cottage cheese in a bowl.

Step 4

Heat the remaining ghee in a nonstick pan. Add the cumin seeds, once they start to change the colour, add asafoetida and mix. Add coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, coriander leaves salt and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Add the grated cottage cheese and mix well. Transfer the mixture in a bowl and allow to cool.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 7

Divide the dough and stuffing into 8 equal portions.

Step 8

Roll out a portion of the dough into thick disk and stuff the paneer filling. Gather the edges and roll into a ball flatten slightly with a rolling pin.

Step 9

Deep fry the kachoris on low heat till golden brown and crisp. Drain onto an absorbent paper.

Step 10

Serve hot.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.