I can’t really take full credit for this recipe but as usual, I added my own touch to the inspiration. This is a classic Indian snack which combines Paneer cheese with a chutney middle and then is battered and f fried. The seeds in the batter is what give it a distinct flavor. One can alter the recipe by changing the filling or the batter but keep the basic components the same. I got my inspiration from this book below which I would highly recommend for anyone interested in Indian cooking, especially vegetarian cooking.

Cheese & Chutney Snacks
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These are deep-fried (gasp!) but you don't need to each much of them.
Recipe type: snack
Serves: 6
  • 1 block of paneer or farmer cheese cut into 1.5" square x .25" thick
  • Mint or Green chutney (can also substitute pesto for a different flavor)
  • ¾ cup Besan (Chickpea) flour or Wheat/White mix works fine too
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of Curry powder
  • Pink of Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oil for frying
  1. Make little sandwiches by spreading the chutney in between two slices of cheese
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, seeds and spices together. Add enough water to make a thick batter
  3. Heat the oil
  4. Dip the cheese sandwiches in the egg and then the batter
  5. Fry in hot oil
Drain on paper. Cut in half and serve hot with more chutney.


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