Paneer Potli Parcels
Cold winter evenings are ideal for delicious hot snacks. ‘Samosas’ will immediately come to your mind to team with a hot cup of ‘chai’. The ‘potli’ is another avatar of the common ‘samosa’. When filled with wholesome Verka Paneer, fresh green peas, and nuts, these ‘potlis’ are a crunchy, tasty, and visual delight. Come on foodies, let’s make these pretty party appetizers!
- 11⁄2 cups ‘maida’
- 51⁄2 tbsp oil
- 1⁄2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp Verka Ghee
- 1 medium-sized onion, finely diced
- 3⁄4 cups crumbled Verka Paneer
- 1⁄2 cup boiled green peas
- 4-5 tbsp chopped mixed nuts (almonds, cashew, raisins)
- 2 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 splash of soy sauce
- Chilli sauce (optional) to taste
- Oil for frying
- Mix ‘maida’, salt, oil and some water to make a firm dough.
- Heat Verka Ghee in a pan and saute the onion. Add the sauces, peas, and salt.
- Stir the mixture until it blends well and then remove from fire.
- Cool the mixture and combine with the crumbled Verka Paneer.
- Roll out small balls of the dough, place the paneer stuffing into them, and gather the outer edges to make a ‘potli’.
- Heat up the oil for frying while you shape all the ‘potlis’. Then fry them until golden brown and crisp.
- Drain and serve hot with chutney or chilli garlic sauce.
Note: The filling should be quite dry or else the outer covering will become soggy. Make sure you cook until the liquid has evaporated. The dry fruits should be
chopped finely or else their edges may rupture the dough while the ‘potlis’ are shaped. You can also use cooked chicken, corn, mushrooms or ‘keema’ as a filling.