Kidney Beans Or Rajma Spinach Kabab

Kidney beans or rajma Kabab with spinach, paneer or cottage cheese and potato. Easy to make and soft mouth melting Kabab.
A protein rich low calorie guilt free snack. If you have boiled rajma and chana dal ready then you can make it in a jiffy.

You may like some more Kabab and cutlets recipe on this blog.

1. Green gram Kabab

2. Soya egg shami Kabab

3. Oats black chickpea Kabab

4. Yellow and red lentil cutlets

5. Potato barnyard millet cutlets

6. Mix veg cutlets

7. Beetroot cutlets

8. Soya paneer lollipop

9. Aloo chop or potato fritters

10. Sprouts and oats pan fried cutlets

Kidney beans are an excellent plant-based source of protein. They’re also rich in various minerals, vitamins, fibers, antioxidants, and other unique plant compounds.
Therefore, these beans may aid weight loss, promote colon health, and moderate blood sugar levels.
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And I have also used spinach or palak paneer or cottage cheese in the Kabab. Vegan people can omit paneer.

Sending this post to A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated on Facebook Group, created by Jolly and Vidya.
Wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month. This month’s Alphabet is letter K. And I made this delicious and nutritious Kabab using kidney beans or rajma.

Recipe is very easy. You have to mix boiled and mashed rajma, chana dal, potatoes, spinach, mashed paneer, bread crumbs and all the spices with fried sliced onion, ginger garlic paste and some spices. Make patties and shallow fry the Kabab with little oil. You can also serve it as a party starter.

Recipe

Kidney beans or rajma – 1/2 cup

Chana dal or Bengal gram – 1/4 cup

Paneer or cottage cheese – 1/2 cup, mashed or grated

Potato – 2 medium, boiled

Palak or spinach – 100 gram

Breadcrumb – 2 tablespoon + for coating

Salt to taste

Green chilli – 2 – 3 or to taste, finely chopped

Coriander leaves or cilantro – handful, chopped

Onion – 2, sliced

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Chaat masala powder – 2 teaspoon

Freshly ground black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil – 2 tablespoon + for shallow fry

Method

1. Rinse and soak rajma and chana dal in sufficient water overnight.

2. Pressure cook rajma and chana dal with 2 cup water. After one whistle reduce the heat and cook on simmer for 20 minutes or till rajma becomes soft. Let it cool down.

3. Strain and mash the rajma and chana dal well.

4. Peel and mash the boiled potatoes.

5. Wash the spinach well.
Boil water to blanch the spinach. When the water starts to rolling boil add the spinach. Boil the spinach for 2 minutes. Strain the water. Mash the spinach when cool.

6. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and green chilli.

7. When the onion becomes translucent add ginger garlic paste. You can also use grated ginger. Saute till raw smell of garlic goes away.

8. Now add boiled and mashed rajma or kidney beans andchana dal, potatoes, spinach, paneer, salt, black pepper and cumin powder. Mix well. When the mixture dried up remove from heat.

9. Add chaat masala powder, garam masala powder and chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Combine everything well. Add breadcrumb and mix again.

For gluten free and vegan options see notes.

10. Mix everything well. Make round patties. Press gently with your palm. Make all the patties this way.

11. Spread some breadcrumbs on a plate. Roll all the patties in bread crumbs and keep aside.

12. Heat a pan and spread little oil.
Shallow fry all the patties.

13. Turn the patties upside down. And fry the other side till brown.

14. Your Kabab is ready. Serve hot with onion rings, lemon wedge, green chutney or any chutney or sauce.

Notes
1. Vegan people can omit paneer or cottage cheese.
2. One finely chopped onion can be added in the mixture before frying.
3. Use green chilli according to your taste.
4. Roasted chickpea flour or sattu or oats powder can be used instead of breadcrumb. To make it gluten free use oatmeal for binding.

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Olive Jalapeno Savoury Cornbread With Barley Flour

Olive Jalapeno savoury cornbread with barley flour. Jalapeno and sriracha sauce made this bread slightly spicy and delicious. A very quick and healthy cornbread. You don’t need to use all purpose flour or maida for this cornbread.
You can serve it in breakfast, tiffin or make small pieces and serve as a party starter. It will be also great with your soup.

Earlier I have shared a sweet gluten free cornbread

You may like some more savoury bakes on this blog

1. Savoury cake

2. Veg calzone

3. Flavoured American Biscuit

4. Handvo

5. Savoury potato cake

6. Tricolor savoury cake

I have made small pieces of the cornbread slices and served it as a starter.

And toasted the remaining slices in halogen oven. And its becomes crispy and taste great after toasting. Never toasted my savoury cornbread before. But from now I will always toast my cornbread slices before serving. Loved the taste and crisp texture.

I have used barley flour with cornmeal. This flour made this bread more nutritious.
It’s also rich in many nutrients and packs some impressive health benefits, ranging from improved digestion and weight loss to lower cholesterol levels and a healthier heart.
Barley is a very healthy grain. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial plant compounds.
It’s also high in fiber, which is responsible for most of its health benefits, ranging from a better digestion to reduced hunger and weight loss.
What’s more, making barley a regular ingredient in your diet may offer protection from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer.
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This Monday our 227 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is party starter suggested by my fellow blogger Poonam who blog at Annapurna. Poonam has a wonderful blog. Visit her space for many mouthwatering and healthy recipes. I have a long list to try from her blog. Recently bookmarked her amla candy recipe to try.

I have used barley flour with cornmeal. But you can use all purpose flour or maida, whole wheat flour or atta instead of barley flour. I sometimes make it with gluten free flour. You can use any gluten free flour. For soft cornbread use soybean flour. Soy flour will give your bread a soft texture.
You can use any flavour or spices according to your taste. Coming up soon with a cornbread with Indian spices.

Recipe

Cornmeal or makka atta – 1 cup

Barley flour or jau atta – 1/2 cup

Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste

Cheddar cheese powder – 2 tablespoon or to taste

Oregano – 2 teaspoon

Dried basil – 1/2 teaspoon

Sweet corn – 1/2 cup, boiled

Ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon, optional

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Sugar – 1/2 tablespoon, optional

Milk – 1 cup

Vinegar or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Oil – 1/4 cup

Olive slices – 3 tablespoon

Jalapeno – 2 tablespoon

Sriracha sauce – 1&1/2 tablespoon

Olive slices for topping

Method

1. Generously grease a loaf pan. You can use any shaped pan.

2. Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.

3. Mix vinegar or lemon juice in milk and keep aside. Milk should be at room temperature or slightly warm.

4. Chop olive and jalapeno slices into small pieces.

5. In a bowl mix cornmeal, barley flour, cheese powder, dried basil, oregano, ginger powder, baking powder, soda, chopped olives and jalapeno. Mix well. For more flour option see notes. You can add 2 – 3 tablespoon more cheddar cheese powder if you like.

6. In a large bowl whisk vinegar mixed milk, oil and sriracha sauce. Whisk well to combine everything well.

7. Now add the dry ingredients. Mix well. You can add 1-2 tablespoon milk more if require to make a thick batter.

8. Add salt and mix again. Add salt carefully. If you like less salt add 3/4 teaspoon salt. I have used 1 teaspoon.

9. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan.

10. Level the top with a spoon or spatula.
Arrange some olive slices on the top.

11. Bake in preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the center of the bread to check.

12. Let it cool down. Slice and serve at room temperature or warm.
Serve as a starter with tea, coffee or any drink. Or you can serve it with soup.

Notes
1. You can use all purpose flour or any other flour instead of barley flour. Any gluten free flour can also be used instead of barley flour.
2. You can also make muffins with this batter.
3. Any spices and flavors can be used this cornbread. Use according to your taste. I will share a cornbread with Indian spices soon.
4. You can add more cheddar cheese powder if you want.

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Spicy Potatoes With Tamarind

Spicy potatoes with tamarind. Lip-smacking dry baby potatoes coated with spices. A no onion garlic and easy to make dry curry. You can serve it as a side dish or also as a teatime snack.
A completely gluten free and vegan dish.
I always make it with fluffy puri or fulko luchi.

Everyone loves potatoes in my home and this spicy tangy potato is a all time favorite. You can also enjoy it as a starter.
Not only delicious but potatoes are also a comfort food. Baby potatoes are very common in this season but if you don’t have baby potatoes, you can also use boiled and cubed large potatoes.

Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which make them very healthy.
Studies have linked potatoes and their nutrients to a variety of impressive health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart disease risk and higher immunity. They may also improve digestive health and combat signs of aging.

Potatoes are also quite filling, which means they may help you lose weight by curbing hunger pains and cravings.

All in all, potatoes are a great addition to your diet in moderation. They are also naturally gluten-free, which means they can be enjoyed by almost everyone.
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You may like some more potato recipes on this blog.

1. Red potatoes with cilantro or coriander leaves

2. Potatoes with green peas

3. Rosti or Swiss potato pancakes

4. Dahi aloo or potatoes in yogurt curry

5. Grilled potatoes

6. Potato curry

7. Batata bhaji or Maharashtrian dry potatoes

8. Peanut potatoes

9. Potato pie

10. Potato with nigella poppy seeds and tomato

11. Savoury potato cake

12. Stuffed potatoes

13. Aloo chop or potato fritters

14. Dum aloo

15. Masala aloo

16. No onion garlic potato curry

17. Panch phoran tarkari

18. Kashmiri dum aloo

19. Aloo kofta curry

20. Dum aloo

This spicy potato or chatpata masala aloo is very easy to make. You need only some boiled baby potatoes, dry spices and tamarind. You will love the spicy tangy and delicious taste. I have used slit green chilli to garnish. If you want your potatoes more spicy and slit or chopped green chilli with spices. You can also use hot variety red chilli powder.

Recipe

Baby potatoes – 500 gram, boiled

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon

Dry red chilli – 1

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Tamarind paste – 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Method

1. Peel the boiled potatoes. Prick all the potatoes with a fork.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, hing and dry red chilli.

3. When the seeds starts to splutter add the potatoes and salt. Fry till the potatoes becomes brown.

4. Reduce the heat. Add all the powder spices and saute for 2 minutes on low heat to avoid burning. You can sprinkle little water if require. I didn’t.

5. Saute till the potatoes coated well with spices.
Now add tamarind paste and and mix well. Taste and add little more salt or tamarind if require.

6. Remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves and slit green chilli.

7. Serve as a side dish with roti, paratha, puri, luchi, naan, dal chawal or any bread. Or serve it with toothpicks as a teatime snack.

Notes
1. You can add slit or chopped green chilli with spices if you want your potatoes more spicy. Or use hot variety red chilli powder.
2. You can also use boiled and cubed large potatoes if you don’t have baby potatoes.

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Moong And Masoor Dal Cutlets Or Yellow And Red Lentil Cutlets

Dal or lentil cutlets. Cutlets made of yellow and red lentil or moong and masoor dal.
A spicy delicious teatime snack with all the healthy ingredients.
I have fried the cutlets but you can also air fry or shallow fry the cutlets to make completely guilt free.

Yellow and red lentil, all the spices, paneer or cottage cheese, potatoes and a binding agent. Mix everything together and make your spicy and tasty evening snack. You can also make these round to make burgers. Choice is yours.
I have used powdered oats for binding but you can use bread crumbs, roasted chickpea flour or corn flour for binding. Use whatever you have.
If you want your cutlets more spicy, then use more chopped green chilli, red chilli powder or chilli flakes. I have used two green chilli and one red chilli. I have used fresh homemade paneer or cottage cheese. Get the recipe here.
I have served these cutlets with green chutney and tomato oambal or chutney.
You may like some more cutlets recipes on this blog.

1. Potato and barnyard millet cutlets

2. Mixed veg cutlets

3. Beetroot cutlets

For some more snacks with lentils and chickpeas click on the name below.

1. Dal corn paneer pakoda

2. Green gram Kabab

3. Oats black chickpea Kabab

This week’s 223 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Crunchy Munchy Dal suggested by our bloghop member and a very talented blogger Aruna who blog at Vasus Veg Kitchen.
Do visit her space for some amazing recipes. I specially love her different types of chutney recipes. Recently bookmarked her Khatta palak chutney to try.

Recipe is very simple yet delicious. If you have boiled dal or lentil, boiled potatoes and paneer or cottage cheese ready then you can make it in a jiffy. If you want to make it guilt free, shallow fry the cutlets or use your air fryer to fry the cutlets.

Recipe

Moong dal or yellow lentil – 1/2 cup

Masoor dal or red lentil – 1/2 cup

Potato – 2, boiled

Paneer or cottage cheese – 1/4 cup tightly packed

Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated

Green chilli – 3 – 4, chopped

Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Chaat masala powder – 1 teaspoon

Freshly crushed black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1/2 cup, chopped

Oats powder – 4 tablespoon

Onion – 1 large, finely chopped

Water – 1 cup

Bread crumbs as require

Oil for frying

Method

1. Wash and pressure cook both the lentil with 1 cup water for 2 whistle. Let the pressure settle on it’s own.

2. Take out the dal or lentil in a bowl. Dal should be dried up completely. If not cook for a few more minutes.

3. Mash the paneer or cottage cheese.

4. Peel and mash the potatoes.

5. Add mashed paneer and potatoes in the boiled dal.

6. Add grated ginger, garlic paste, chopped onion, cilantro or coriander leaves, green chilli, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, salt, oats powder and freshly crushed black pepper. You can use black pepper powder instead of crushed pepper. I have used two green chilli and one red chilli.
Mix everything well.

7. Make medium sized balls and give them any shape of your choice.

8. Spread bread crumbs on a plate. Roll all the cutlets in bread crumbs. Cutlets should be coated with bread crumbs.

9. Heat sufficient oil in a pan or wok.
Fry the cutlets on low medium heat until golden brown.

10. Place the fried cutlets on a paper towel.

Serve hot with any sauce or chutney.

Notes

1. You can use bread crumbs, roasted chickpea flour or corn flour for binding instead of oats powder.
2. Chana dal or Bengal gram, whole masoor/black lentil or whole moong/green lentil can be used instead of yellow and red lentil.
3. Use green chilli according to your taste. You can also use more green chilli, red chilli or chilli flakes if you want your cutlets spicy.
4. You can add 1 teaspoon lemon juice or amchur/ mango powder in the cutlets.

5. You can shallow fry or air fry the cutlets instead of deep fry.

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Soya Egg Shami Kabab

Soya egg shami kabab.
A delicious kabab without meat.
You can serve it as a party starter. Prepare all the patties shaped kabab in advance and shallow fry just before serving.

This kabab is made of soya granules, paneer or cottage cheese, potatoes, Bengal gram or chana dal, egg, bread slices and spices.
But you can make it without eggs too. It will be delicious with or without eggs both. I have made this in both ways. I am sure you will love the taste of this crisp outside and soft inside delicious kabab.

I have already shared a delicious soya loaf recipe. And my readers liked it. Some of you called meatless meatloaf 😀
Now here is a recipe of meatless shami kabab for you.

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #bread. We have to make anything using bread.
My contribution is this delicious and healthy soya egg shami kabab.

Protein rich soya has numerous health benefits. Not only protein but you can get vitamins, fibers, minerals and all the essential amino acids. It reduces cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cancer. And it is heart healthy too. It may reduce the risk of heart disease.
And we all know that paneer or cottage cheese is also rich in protein and calcium. Its good for heart health, good for bones and teeth, improve digestion and maintain blood sugar levels.

Egg is also a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Now here is a detailed recipe of egg soya kabab. You can serve it with any chutney or sauce.

Recipe

Soya granules – 1 cup

Bengal gram or chana dal – 1/2 cup

Crumbled paneer or cottage cheese – 1/2 cup, tightly packed

Boiled potatoes – 2, medium

Green cardamom – 3

Cloves – 3

Cinnamon – 1/2 inch piece

Mace or jawitri – 2 strands

Black peppercorns – 4 – 5

Ginger – 1 inch piece, roughly chopped

Garlic cloves – 4-5

Salt to taste

Cumin powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice – 2 teaspoon

Bread – 3 pieces

Roasted chickpea powder or sattu – 1 & 1/2 tablespoon

Onion – 2 large, finely chopped

Green chilli – 2 – 3 or to taste, finely chopped

Chopped cilantro or coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon, optional

Eggs – 2

Method

1. Soak the soya granules in 2 cup hot water for 30 minutes.

2. Boil Bengal gram or chana dal in a pressure cooker with green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and 1 & 1/2 cup water.

3. Open the pressure cooker. Dal should be dry. If it watery, cook without lid till the moisture evaporate and dal become dry. Let it cool down.

4. Dip the bread pieces in water and squeeze well.

5. Peel and mash the boiled potatoes.

6. Drain the water of soya granules. Squeeze it well.

7. In a mixer grinder grind dal along with whole spices, paneer or cottage cheese and squeezed soya granules. Don’t add water. Stir the mixture with a spoon in between to grind evenly.

8. Take out the mixture in a large bowl. Add mashed potato salt, cumin powder, garam masala powder, chopped onions, green chilli, roasted chickpea powder or sattu, soaked, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, squeezed bread pieces and eggs. Mix well.

9. Keep the mixture in refrigerator for 15 – 30 minutes.

10. Make round ball and flatten them with your palm. Make all the round patties.

11. Heat little oil in a pan. Shallow fry the patties from both sides.

 

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Serve hot with sliced onion and any chutney or sauce.

For without egg version

Mix boiled and mashed potato in the ground mixture. Add roasted chickpea powder or sattu. You don’t need to add bread pieces. Mix well and keep in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Then make round patties and shallow fry.

Notes

1. Instead of roasted chickpea you can use dry roasted gram flour, oats powder or breadcrumbs.

2. If you like you can use minced mutton or chicken instead of soya granules. Boil the minced mutton or chicken with Bengal gram with more water and follow the same process .

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Soya Paneer / Cottage Cheese  Lollipop 


Soya paneer lollipop.

A very easy and delicious appetizer for your evening snacks or party starter.

You don’t need to saute,  just mix everything and fry. Your delicious soya paneer lollipop is ready.

Its a healthy and delicious snack for your kiddos. You can pack it in their lunch box. You will love these  crispy and yummy soya paneer lollipop. 

This week’s our 109th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #Onastick. My contribution is this super yummy and healthy soya paneer lollipop.

Soya is called unique food for it’s high protein content and having surplus vitamins, fibers and minerals.

Soya beans are a wonder beans for the grown ups and teen ages.

I have added paneer in it.

 Protein and calcium rich paneer/cottage cheese is a healthy food. Its a source of various other nutrients and low fat content.

If you have all the ingredients ready then you can make it in a jiffy. You have to mix everything and fry. You can shallow fry it in little oil or deep fry. Choice is yours.

Recipe 


Soya granules – 1/2 cup

Paneer or cottage cheese – 1/2 cup

Potato – 1 large, boiled

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, grated

Green chilli – 2 – 3  finely chopped

Onion – 1 chopped 

Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli flakes – 1/2 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice – 2 teaspoon

Cilantro – handful, chopped

Salt to taste 

Rice flour – 3 tablespoon

Breadcrumbs – 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon

Oil for frying 

Ice-cream sticks as require 

Method 


Heat the soya granules in 1 cup water. When it starts to rolling boil. Cover and remove from heat. Or you can microwave for 2 minutes on high power.

Let it cool down. Drain the water and squeeze well.

Peel and mash or grate boiled potato.

In a large bowl mix squeezed soya granules, mashed potato, grated or mashed paneer or cottage cheese, grated ginger, chopped green chilli,, chopped onion, garlic powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, red chilli flakes, black pepper powder, lemon juice, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, salt, rice flour and breadcrumbs. You can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup boiled green peas in it. 

Mix well with your hand. If require add little more breadcrumbs. You can also use oats for binding.

Make equal size balls. I have made 6 lollipop but you can make small bite size 12 lollipop.

Shape the balls like cutlets or croquettes.

Heat oil a nonstick pan. 

Fry the cutlets in it till the cutlets becomes golden brown.

Flip and fry the other side too. Remove and place on a paper towel. 

You can also deep fry them.

 Insert an ice-cream stick to the every cutlets. 

Serve hot with tomato sauce or any sauce or chutney.

Enjoy….

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Paneer Or Cottage Cheese Croquettes / Finger Food / Fritters 


Paneer or cottage cheese croquettes. 

Perfect for party finger food or evening snacks. 

These crisp outside and soft inside croquettes are delicious and easy to make. 

Paneer or cottage cheese is used in it with potatoes. 

For long years, milk and milk products has been most important part of the diet of human. Paneer is also one of the most important milk products, which is used by the human fraternity as a complete proteinecious and healthy food. It is very famous in India by the name Cottage cheese or Chenna which is prepared by the milk at home or factories. It is used for years to make variety of nutritious foods for eating purposes. It has very attractive look of white color and nice taste and very famous amongst all the milk products. It is much liked by various men to eat it raw instead of fried. Paneer is the rich source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins, minerals and protein which are required by the body in high proportions for healthy growth and development.

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Our this week’s 107th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is party dish. I am presenting this paneer croquettes as a party finger food for this event. 

Recipe is very easy. You can prepare everything one day before and keep in refrigerator. Take out and deep fry just before serving. You can shallow fry these if you like. 

Recipe 


Paneer or cottage cheese – 1 cup, grated 

Potato – 2 large, boiled 

Onion – 2, sliced 

Green chilli – 3, finely chopped 

Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated 

Tomato – 2 chopped 

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon 

Coriander leaves – handful, chopped 

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon 

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Black pepper powder – 1/4 teaspoon 

Chilli flakes – 1/2 teaspoon 

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon 

Tomato sauce – 2 tablespoon 

Oil – 2 tablespoon 

Salt to taste

Breadcrumbs – as require 

For batter 


Refined flour – 4 tablespoon 

Rice flour – 2 tablespoon 

Salt and pepper to taste 

Water as require 

Oil for deep fry 

Method 


Peel and mash or grate the boiled potatoes. Keep aside. 

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Let it splutter. 

Add onion and green chilli. Fry till onion becomes light brown. 

Add tomatoes and ginger. Saute for 1-2 minutes. If you like you can also add 1 teaspoon garlic paste or 3-4 crushed garlic with it. I didn’t. 

Add coriander leaves, cumin powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, chilli flakes and salt. 

Saute till the tomato becomes mushy.

Add mashed or grated paneer or cottage cheese. Mix well and add tomato sauce.  Saute till the mixture dried up completely.
 

Now add mashed or grated potatoes. Mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes more. 

Switch off the flame. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Delicious isn’t it? You can serve it as a side dish with any bread or make sandwiches with it. You can omit potatoes and make with paneer only. 

You can also add little lemon juice or chaat masala if you like. If you like it more hot increase the amount of chilli. And you can make it less spicy by omitting chilli flakes and black pepper powder. If you are making it for kids use less chilli. 

Let the mixture cool down. Mash with your hand again or use a potato masher. Add 1-2 tablespoon breadcrumbs if require for binding. Instead of breadcrumbs you can use oats powder or roasted chickpea powder too.

But don’t add more than 2-3 tablespoon. 

Make small balls. I have made medium sized 19 balls. You can make small bite size for party finger food. 

Spread breadcrumbs on a plate. 

Mix refined flour and rice flour in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add water gradually to make a semi thick lump free batter. Don’t make it runny. You can use one egg with salt and pepper instead of flour batter. 

Dip the balls in the flour batter then roll on breadcrumbs. Cover with breadcrumbs from all the sides. 

Prepare all the balls like this. You can keep these prepared balls in refrigerator and fry just before serving. 

Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Fry the balls in it. Flip and fry evenly from all the sides. 

When the balls becomes brown remove from oil and place on a paper towel. You can shallow fry these if you like. 

Serve hot with mustard sauce and tomato sauce or any chutney. 

Enjoy the crisp outside and soft inside delicious and spicy paneer croquettes. 

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