Paneer Chilli Cigars
by Tarla Dalal
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paneer chilli cigars is an easy but irresistible snack, made by rolling a succulent paneer mixture into samosa patties, and deep-frying the cigar-shaped rolls. Learn how to make this easy Indian paneer snack.
To make paneer chilli cigars, make the filling first. For that, heat the oil and saute the spring onions. Add paneer, chilli garlic sauce, salt and cheese and cook for 1 minute. Make some plain flour and water mixture and keep aside. Cut each samosa patti into 3 to get 75 mm. X 62 mm. (3" x 2½") rectangular pieces. You will get 15 pieces in all. Place a portion of the filling at one corner of the samosa patti piece. Roll it up tightly starting from the end where the filling is placed to make a cigar. Seal the edge of the samosa patti piece using a little of the plain flour-water paste. Heat the oil and deep-fry them till golden brown in colour.
These chilli paneer cigars are a perfect starter for any party – be it a kids’ get together or women’s kitty party. The paneer chilli cigars are handily sized, and look very appetizing too, making them perfect to serve at cocktail parties too. Everyone is sure to relish it.
The use of chilli-garlic sauce and spring onions to flavour the stuffing of paneer chilli cigars gives it an unmistakable Chinese touch.
Tips for paneer chilli cigars. 1. Make these rolls with fresh paneer to get the most enjoyable texture. 2. Seal the edges well with plain flour-water mixture so filling doesn’t spill out. 3. Deep-fry the cigars on a medium flame and not high flame. 4. Remember to serve paneer chilli cigars immediately.
Enjoy paneer chilli cigars recipe | how to make chilli paneer cigars | easy Indian paneer snacks | party starter with chilli garlic sauce or Schezuan sauce.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the spring onions and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add all the remaining ingredients, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Divide the filling into 15 equal portions and keep aside.
- Combine the plain flour and 1 tbsp of water in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
- Cut each samosa patti into 3 to get 75 mm. X 62 mm. (3" x 2½") rectangular pieces. You will get 15 pieces in all. Place a portion of the filling at one corner of the samosa patti piece. Roll it up tightly starting from the end where the filling is placed to make a cigar.
- Seal the edge of the samosa patti piece using a little of the plain flour-water paste.
- Repeat for the remaining pattis and filling to make 14 more cigars.
- Heat the oil in a deep kadhai, deep-fry a few cigars on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. . Drain on an absorbent paper.
- Serve immediately with spicy sauce.
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