Celebrate Ramadan with the Ultimate Comfort Food: Paneer Cheese Samosa Recipe
Samosa is a popular snack in many parts of the world. Like all good things in life, it comes in various shapes and sizes and goes with different names. The essence remains the same though, that is a golden brown, deep-fried crispy patty filled with flavorful fillings. While many of you must have tried different kinds of samosas, today we are going to make them using a paneer cheese filling. These samosas are perfectly crispy on the outside and filled with a cheesy, spicy surprise. So try these cheese-filled pockets of goodness today and impress everyone with this paneer cheese samosa recipe that is both delicious and filling.
The history of samosa is very uncertain as many cultures claim to be the pioneers of this crunchy snack. Some say it came from Central Asian states, the Persians claim they came up with the recipe and the Arabs think it was their invention. Even the Portuguese make a similar claim. Regardless of its origins, samosa was first recorded in India by 13th-century poet Amir Khusro as a food for the Royals. Well, it is definitely a food fit for royalty, so let us treat ourselves like royalty with this paneer samosa recipe today which is perfect to serve as a snack with tea or to break fast during Ramadan.
Ingredients For Paneer Cheese Samosa Recipe
Paneer Cheese Mixture
The main ingredient in this recipe is obviously the paneer cheese filling. Paneer is Indian cottage cheese which is used in many recipes like palak paneer, rasmalai, paneer dosa and palak paneer paratha etc.
Grated Paneer and Cheese (mozzarella or your choice) provide a creamy and rich flavor to the filling. It is seasoned with salt and spices like red chili flakes, cumin powder, chaat masala, and crushed black pepper. The seasonings provide a spicy kick and add flavor to the mixture. The mixture also contains greens like chopped spring onions and fresh coriander leaves to enhance the aroma and provide a fresh and herby taste to the filling.
Oil for Deep Frying
Oil helps to fry the samosas until they turn golden brown and crispy. It provides a crunchy texture to the samosas.
The samosa sheets are made from refined flour and water. They provide a crispy and flaky texture to the samosas and act as a carrier for the filling. You can make your own sheets but it is a lengthy process or you can get store-bought sheets that are easily available everywhere.
Sticking Paste (Samosa Glue)
Mix flour and water to form a sticky paste, to seal the samosas. The paste helps in binding the edges of the samosas and prevents the filling from leaking out during deep frying.
Step By Step Instructions For Paneer Cheese Samosa Recipe
First, in a mixing bowl, combine the grated paneer, grated cheese, salt, red chili flakes, cumin powder, chaat masala, crushed black pepper, chopped spring onions, and fresh coriander leaves.
Then mix all the ingredients well to make the paneer cheese filling. Set aside.
In a separate small bowl, mix the flour and water together to make the samosa glue. Set aside.
Next, take one samosa sheet and fold it in half to form a triangle. Then apply the samosa glue to the straight edges of the triangle.
Now, bring the two corners of the straight edge together and seal them tightly to form a cone shape. Fill the cone with the paneer cheese filling, leaving some space at the top.
After that, apply the samosa glue to the top edge of the cone and seal it tightly to form a triangle samosa. Then repeat this process with the remaining samosa sheets and filling.
Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, gently drop the samosas into the hot oil and fry them until golden and crisp, turning them occasionally.
Then remove the samosas from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
Finally, serve the hot and crispy paneer cheese samosas with green and red chutney. Enjoy!
To serve this paneer cheese samosa recipe, there are several options you can choose from. Firstly, arrange the samosas on a platter and garnish them to add some color and flavor. Additionally, you can serve the samosas with green and red chutney for dipping. If you’re hosting an iftaar party or get-together, you can serve Paneer Cheese Samosas as a delicious snack or appetizer that’s sure to be a hit with your guests. To make a complete meal, serve the samosas with a side of chutney or raita, which is a yogurt-based side dish. You can also pair them with paapdi chaat to make a filling and satisfying meal. Serve with chutney and enjoy!
To store Paneer Cheese Samosas, follow these simple steps to ensure they remain fresh and delicious for longer. First, allow any leftover samosas to cool down to room temperature before storing them. Then, place the samosas in an airtight container or ziplock bag to prevent them from getting stale. Next, store the samosas in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat the samosas, there are a couple of options available. One is to preheat your oven to 350°F and place the samosas on a baking sheet, baking them for 5-7 minutes until they are hot and crispy. Another option is to reheat them in the microwave by placing them on a microwave-safe plate and heating them for 30 seconds to 1 minute. However, be careful not to microwave the samosas for too long, as they may become soggy.
Paneer is a type of cheese common in Indian cuisine. It is a fresh cheese that you can make by curdling heated milk with an acidic agent like lemon juice or vinegar. So, in a sense, you can use paneer as cheese.
Paneer is a type of cheese that is popular in Indian cuisine, but it is not the same as other types of cheese like cheddar or mozzarella. Paneer has a unique texture and flavor that sets it apart from other cheeses.
Paneer and cheese are both nutritious and delicious in their own ways. Paneer and standard cheese are good sources of protein and calcium. Which is better depends on individual flavor preferences.
Paneer is called cheese because it is a type of cheese that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. It is made by curdling heated milk with an acidic agent like lemon juice or vinegar.
Cheese samosas typically contain a mixture of grated paneer, mozzarella cheese, and spices like cumin powder, chaat masala, and red chili flakes.
Samosa dough is typically consists of a mixture of all-purpose flour, water, and sometimes oil.
Punjabi samosas typically consist of a filling of spiced potatoes and peas, along with other spices like cumin, coriander, and garam masala.
Samosas are a type of fried snack food that can be high in calories and fat, depending on how you prepare them. While you can enjoy them as a treat in moderation, they are not a super healthy food option if you fry them.
Samosa is the English name for this popular Indian snack food. Some people also spell it as “samoosa”.
You can make samosas from a mixture of spiced potatoes, peas, or meat, along with other spices and seasonings. Then stuff this filling is into samosa sheets, and deep-fried until crispy.
Samosas can be high in calories and fat, depending on how you prepare them. However, you can also make them healthier by baking them instead of deep-frying, using whole wheat flour for the dough, and using a lighter filling like vegetables or lentils.
Both spellings are correct and used interchangeably. “Samosa” is the common spelling in Indian English, while “samoosa” is more common in South African English.
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