How to make Penne with Spicy Paneer Balls in Tangy Tomato Sauc -

Penne served in a tangy tomato sauce with crunchy batter-fried paneer balls.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Penne (पेने पास्ता ), Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Noodles and Pastas

Penne with Spicy Paneer Balls in Tangy Tomato Sauc

Penne with Spicy Paneer Balls in Tangy Tomato Sauc 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 : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Penne with Spicy Paneer Balls in Tangy Tomato Sauc Recipe

  • Penne pasta, boiled 250 grams

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 1 cup

  • Tomatoes canned 500 grams

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons + for drizzling

  • Onions finely chopped 2 small

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Fresh parsley chopped, 2 teaspoons + for garnishing

  • Parmesan cheese grated, 2 teaspoons + for topping

  • Egg 1

  • Corn flakes crushed 1 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 3/4 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Fresh basil leaves 4-5

  • Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Tabasco sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste


Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add half the onion and 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, mix and sauté till onion turns pink. Add salt and mix well.

Step 2

Add green chillies and 1 teaspoon chopped parsley, mix well and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Take the cottage cheese in a bowl. Add the sautéed mixture and parmesan cheese and mix well. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls.

Step 4

Break the egg in another bowl and whisk well.

Step 5

Spread the cornflakes and flour on two different plates.

Step 6

Coat the cottage cheese balls in in the flour, dip in the egg and coat in the cornflakes.

Step 7

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep-fry prepared balls till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Heat remaining olive oil in another non-stick pan. Add remaining onion, remaining garlic and salt, mix and sauté well.

Step 9

Add remaining parsley, basil leaves, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce and mix well.

Step 10

Add tomatoes and chilli flakes, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add fried cottage cheese balls and mix well.

Step 11

Add penne pasta and mix well. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and toss well. Let it get heated through.

Step 12

Transfer onto a serving plate, drizzle some olive oil, top with some parmesan cheese and garnish with some parsley. Serve hot.

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