Spinach n Paneer rolls and Spinach n Cheese rolls

From the past 2 months I am totally into rolls. Rolls are also known as pattice, patty, tikki or croquettes, depending on the geographic location you are situated at or the shape you give the mixture. Usually if its round, then its pattice, patty or tikki. If its cigar-shaped, then its called a roll or croquette.

Its amazing what one can do when making a patty – anything goes. The beauty is that mix together any 2-3 ingredients and fry them, the pattice always turn out great.

I have been experimenting with potatoes, paneer and cheese mainly. My cook deserves a mention here as he taught me many a great recipes. Here’s the first one he made for me. The brief I gave him was that I wanted a snack that I could just about shallow-fry, anytime hunger struck. I gave him a bunch of spinach leaves and paneer (cottage cheese) as his basic ingredients. He worked his magic and made me this –

Spinach n Paneer croquettes

Spinach n Paneer croquettes

Lightly flavoured spinach with stuffed paneer. Yummm…. My family and I really enjoyed this snack. It was so well seasoned that I would expect this dish to be served to me at a 5-starred restaurant! Kudos to my cook. I made this again within a week.

Since I enjoyed it so much, he suggested I try these rolls stuffed with cheese instead of paneer. So some days later, we made the same spinach rolls but stuffed it with cheese.

Ah…soft spinach with a small burst of spiced, liquid cheese in every bite. Life is beautiful – I thought at that moment.

Spinach n Cheese Croquettes

Spinach n Cheese Croquettes

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Aloo Paneer Rolls

This is the second time I’ve made these at home. The first time was almost 2 years ago. I’d totally forgotten about this recipe, till I found myself wanting to eat tikkis, wherein the potatoes were no longer the main ingredient.

Aloo paneer rolls

Aloo paneer rolls

I got this recipe from a tabloid years ago. I had it filed and kept away. Big Mistake, ‘cuz they are yummy… Serve with green chutney and enjoy. My family really relished these.

 

 

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Paneer in white gravy

I am quite a Tarla Dalal fan. I started cooking with trying out many of her recipes. Reason being that her books were vegetarian, easy recipes and best of all – ingredients were all at home! She used day-to-day ingredients. I’ve been making her Paneer in white gravy for years. However, I make this occasionally. Though the process is very easy, I pair this with her Mixed Vegetable Parathas and the parathas require some work. (see Mixed Vegetable Paratha post). After eating this combination, you can’t enjoy it any other way. I love making this as my hubby relishes it. He is a very happy man during the meal. The plate is licked clean : ) He is mainly a non-vegetarian and this meal is one of the few veg dishes he is very, very appreciative of.

Paneer in White Gravy

Paneer in White Gravy

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

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