Sanoli's Kitchen: POHA PANEER ROLL

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


This roll is very easy to make and tastes delish. It can be served as appetizer, snacks or side dish.

1 Cup Beaten Rice (Poha)
1 Potato (Boiled & mashed)
2 Bread Slices
1 tbsp Semolina (Sooji)
1 tbsp crushed roasted Peanuts
1/2 tsp Caraway Seeds (Shajeera/Black cumin seeds)
1 Cup grated Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
2 tbsps finely chopped Onion
1 tsp finely chopped Garlic
1 tsp finely chopped Ginger
2 tbsps chopped Cilantro
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (powdered)
1/2 tsp Dry Mango powder (Amchur)
1/3 tsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp White Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder (optional)
1 tbsp milk
1 Egg (or 1/2 cup thin chckpea flour batter)
1 Cup Bread crumb
2 tbsps Butter
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Wash beaten rice in a colander and keep aside.

Soak bread slices in water for 1 minute. Squeeze out all of the water from bread slices and keep aside.

Heat 2 tbsps butter in a frying pan. Add caraway seeds followed by chopped garlic and ginger. Saute for few seconds. Now add onions and green chillies. Fry till it turns golden brown. Add cottage cheese, cumin powder, dry mango powder, garam masala, roasted and crushed peanuts, little salt and 1 tbsp chopped cilantro. Stir continuously and fry for 5-6 minutes, till water evaporates. Set aside.

Combine beaten rice, mashed potato, bread slices, sooji, red chilli powder, white pepper powder, lemon juice, salt and 1 tbsp chopped cilantro in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.

Whisk 1 egg and milk in a flat bowl to a smooth consistency. Pour bread crumbs mixed with little salt in a plate.

Make one small ball from potato-beaten rice mixture, stuffed with 1 tbsp cottage cheese mixture. Give a shape of 3" long cyllindrical roll. Dip in beaten egg and coat with bread crumbs. Follow this process to make all the rolls.

Heat sufficient oil for deep frying in a wok. When oil is enough heated, slide the rolls and fry the rolls on low heat. Keep turning occasionally to get an even brown colour. Take out with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper towel.

Serve hot with green chutney.

TIPS: Instead of caraway seeds, you may use cumin seeds.
          I used fresh home-made cottage cheese/paneer, just crushed it.

Linking to: Fast Food: Poha - event hosted by Shama's Easy 2 cook Recipes