Thursday, 3 April 2014

Mint Paneer Pockets

As the name suggests, these are pockets filled with mint flavored paneer. I made these for my mother's kitty party and they were a hit, and so was I. Most of the preparations can be done before hand which leaves only the last step of deep frying before being served.

Mint Paneer Pockets


For filling:
Paneer, grated (cottage cheese) - 200 gm
Red, yellow, green bell peppers, finely diced - 1/2 cup
Raisins, chopped in half- 20-25 nos
Fresh mint leaves, finely chopped- 1/4 cup
Salt and pepper to taste

For making pockets:
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Mix all ingredients for filling together in a bowl and keep aside.

Sieve the flour. Add oil and salt and prepare a dough using water. The dough should neither be too loose nor too tight.

Divide dough into sections and roll out each section on a flat surface as thinly (approx. 2 mm) as possible using a rolling pin.

Cut out 3x3 inch squares.

Place about 1/2 tbsp of filling on a square and cover with another. Seal the edges firmly using water.

Even out the edges using a knife or a cookie cutter.

Deep fry in oil until golden on both sides.

Serve hot with chutney of your choice.