Spinach and Paneer Cream Cracker Snack

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The Spinach and Paneer Cream Cracker Snack is guaranteed to delight one and all; the continental food lover and the desi foodie as well. Crispy cream crackers are first topped with a luscious mixture of spinach in white sauce, and then with a tongue-tickling mix of paneer and sweet corn flavoured in Indian style with dry mango powder and coriander. This exciting arrangement is then topped with mozzarella cheese and baked till the cheese melts and fuses the two contrasting toppings together into one thrilling snack!

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Spinach and Paneer Cream Cracker Snack recipe - How to make Spinach and Paneer Cream Cracker Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  10 Minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     Makes 15 crackers
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For The Spinach Filling
1 cup blanched and chopped spinach (palak)
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 cup milk
salt and to taste

For The Paneer Filling
1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup cooked and crushed sweet corn kernels(makai ke dane)
1/4 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
15 cream cracker biscuits
7 1/2 tsp grated mozzarella cheese
For the spinach filling

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the plain flour and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, till the sauce thickens, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the spinach, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another minute. Keep aside.

For the paneer filling

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the green chilies and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the paneer and corn, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the dried mango powder, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another minute. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Arrange the cream cracker biscuits evenly on a baking tray and put 1 tbsp of the spinach filling on each cream cracker biscuit.
  2. Top with 2 tbsp of the paneer filling and sprinkle ½ tsp of cheese one each cream cracker.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Paneer and Spinach Cream Cracker Snack
 on 24 Mar 15 03:33 PM

A mini pizza version, exotic taste, with a crunchy biscuit base and loaded with cheese, i added extra cheese to my spinach filling, and it was so ultimate, the paneer and corn filling was just perfect with the spinach. My favourite evening snack.