Samosa is one of the most popular Indian snacks made with a spicy potato filling along with some dry fruits. This appetizer recipe is one of the interesting variations of Samosa that you’ll find on the Indian streets. This Indian snack recipe is made by frying paneer in a kadai along with a little bit of spices. This is one variation of paneer, which has high amounts of calories and can be enjoyed with a cup of hot masala chai. You can pack this samosa recipe in your kids’ lunchbox and they will shower with compliments and praises. Samosas taste the best when served hot with mint or coriander chutney. You can prepare this samosa recipe on Diwali card parties where guests are always up for crunchy munchies. Try this easy paneer samosa recipe at home relish its Indian flavours.
- 125 gm finely chopped paneer
- 1/2 medium finely chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 pinches powdered salt
- 1 cup powdered all purpose flour
- 1 finely chopped green chilli
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 25 gm melted butter
- 1 cup sunflower oil
How to make Paneer Samosa
- Step 1.For making this popular North Indian snack recipe, take a bowl and add all purpose flour (maida), butter and salt in it. With the help of your hands, mix these ingredients to a dough consistency. It should be a little tight. Once the dough is prepared, cover it with wet cotton cloth for sometime.
- Step 2.Now, heat little oil in a pan over moderate flame. Add the cumin seeds and fry it for 30 seconds. Then add the onions, green chillies and saute for a minute or two. Add red chilli powder, lemon juice, salt and paneer. Mix the ingredients properly and stir-fry for a minute. Once done, remove from flame.
- Step 3.Now, to prepare the samosa, uncover the dough and take portions of it. Prepare small balls of the dough and roll them in small/medium puris. Cut them into half using a knife. Take one half of the puri and shape it into cones using edge of your palm. Stuff it with 1 or 2 tablespoon of this paneer mixture. Fold and seal the edges with little water.
- Step 4.Repeat the same procedure with other samosas. Meanwhile, heat 1 cup oil in a deep frying pan. Carefully place the samosas in the pan and deep fry them on medium-high flame. Once it is golden brown in hue, turn off the flame and transfer the paneer pakoras in a serving plate. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.