Coconut and Paneer Puranpoli ( Protein Rich Recipes )


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Coconut and paneer puranpoli, an unusual but delectable variation of the traditional puranpoli, this sweet delicacy is a must try. All those with a sweet tooth will go gaga over this because it is not only yummy but also healthy and protein-rich. Ensure you cook the paneer well till it is dry, so that the stuffing is not soggy.

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Makes 6 puranpolis
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Ingredients


For The Dough
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
3/4 tsp oil

For The Stuffing
1 tsp ghee
1/2 cup grated paneer
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
2 tbsp powdered mixed nuts
(almonds, cahewnutsand pistachio nuts)
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

Other Ingredients
1/4 tsp oil for kneading
whole wheat (gehun) flour
2 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp ghee for cooking

Method
For the dough

  1. Combine the wheat flour and ½ tsp of oil in a bowl and knead into a loose dough adding enough water. Cover with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Knead again using the remaining ¼ tsp of oil till smooth and keep aside.

For the stuffing

  1. Heat ½ tsp of ghee in a non-stick pan, add the paneer and sauté on a medium flame till all the moisture evaporates and paneer becomes dry. Keep aside to cool.
  2. Heat the remaining ½ tsp of ghee in the same pan, add the coconut and sauté on a medium flame till it turns light pink in colour. Keep aside to cool.
  3. Add the paneer, powdered nuts, sugar and cardamom powder and mix well. Divide it into 6 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out a portion into a 75 mm (3”) diameter circle using little flour for rolling.
  2. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre of the circle, bring the edges in the centre and seal tightly.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tsp sesame seeds and roll out again into a 125 mm (5”) diameter circle using a little flour for rolling.
  4. Cook on a tava (griddle) using ½ tsp of ghee till light brown spots appear on both the sides.
  5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 5 more puranpolis. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values Per serving
Protein
4.7 gm
RECIPE SOURCE : Protein Rich RecipesBuy this cookbook
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