Paneer Samosa

Ingredients:

2 cups plain flour
2 tbsp melted butter/ ghee
250 gm paneer, cut into very small pieces
1 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
a pinch of pepper powder
1/2-3/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
oil as required

Preparation:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped onion , green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and little salt and saute well at medium flame until onion turns golden.
  2. Add turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, pepper powder and garam masala and mix well for 2 minutes over low flame until their raw smell disappears.
  3. Add chopped tomato and cook for few minutes until soft.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of hot water and cook for a minute. Then add paneer pieces, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomato sauce and mix well. Adjust the salt and add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  6. Switch off the flame and keep it aside to cool completely..
  7. In a bowl, add plain flour , melted ghee and salt and mix evenly with your hand. Add water as required and knead well to make a smooth and soft dough. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  8. Make balls out of the kneaded dough and roll each ball to make a thick poori like circle.
  9. Cut it to two halves, take one of them and apply little water along the edges and fold it to make a cone.
  10. Fill it with 2 tsp of the prepared paneer filling and seal the other end of the cone with little water/ maida mixtute. ( Mix 1 tbsp flour with 1 1/2 tbsp water ). Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  11. Heat oil in a pan and fry the samosas on medium flame till both sides turn golden brown.
  12. Remove them from the oil and¬†drain them on a paper towel. Serve hot with tomato sauce….

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