Paneer Balls with Barbeque Sauce


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A barbeque is a perfect occasion to let your hair down and mingle with guests in the comfortable and natural ambience of a garden or outdoor picnic spot. With a little bit of creativity, it is possible to create numerous barbeque treats for vegetarians too. Here is one such interesting combination of crisp paneer balls with a deliciously soft interior, dunked in pungent barbeque sauce. Your guests are sure to fall in love with the paneer balls in barbeque sauce.

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Paneer Balls with Barbeque Sauce recipe - How to make Paneer Balls with Barbeque Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 16 balls
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For The Paneer Balls
1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
4 bread slices
3 tbsp curds (dahi)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

For The Barbeque Sauce
2 large tomatoes
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt to taste
For the paneer balls

  1. Mash the paneer and knead very well.
  2. Soak the bread slices in curds for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well.
  4. Divide the mixture into 16 equal portions and roll each portion into a round ball.
  5. Heat a deep kadhai and deep-fry a few balls at a time till they turn brown in colour from both all the sides.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the barbeque sauce

  1. Put the tomatoes in hot water.
  2. After 10 minutes, take out the skin and chop.
  3. Add the brown sugar, soya sauce, vinegar, tomato ketchup and salt and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to serve

  1. Serve the paneer balls with warm barbeque sauce.

  1. Note : The barbeque sauce also goes very well with tinned mushrooms.

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