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Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cooked in spicy masala gravy, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. This Indian Paneer Puff Pastry is easy to make if you have store-bought Puff Pastry Sheets in hand. It’s always a big hit in the parties! You will definitely love this one.

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Paneer Cutlet

Indian Style Paneer Puff Pastry

Summary

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  • Course Appetizer
  • Cuisine Indian, kerala, south indian
  • Yield 4
  • Cooking Time 50 minutes
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

puff pastry sheet
1 pack
paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
300 gram
Masala for filling
onion (medium)
2 number
garlic (crushed / paste)
1 teaspoon
ginger (crushed / paste)
1/2 teaspoon
turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon
chilli powder
1 teaspoon
pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon
garam masala
1/2 teaspoon
fennel powder
1/2 teaspoon
curry leaves
1 sprig
tomato ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoon
soya sauce
1 teaspoon

Steps

    Masala for filling
  1. Slice onion into small pieces. Chop curry leaves into tiny pieces. Chop paneer (or Indian cottage cheese) into small 1/2 inch cubes.

  2. Heat 2 tsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add onion, curry leaves and salt. Adding salt helps the onion to get cooked fast. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until onion is soft. Remove the lid and saute the onions until lightly brown. 

  3. Add ginger and garlic, saute well. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, garam masala and fennel powder.

    While making the masala for puff pastry, saute onion, curry leaves and salt until onion turns lightly brown. Then, add ginger and garlic.
  4. While making masala for puff pastry, once onion, ginger and garlic are sauteed well, add chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder and garam masala
  5. Add chopped paneer and salt and mix it well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the lid, and if there's water let it evaporate.

    While making the masala for puff pastry, once onion and the masalas are sauteed, add chopped paneer pieces
  6. Add tomato ketchup and soya sauce and mix it well. Adjust the salt and ketchup according to your taste. 

    While making masala for puff pastry, Mix paneer with the prepared masala gravy. Add ketchup and soya sauce to taste
  7. Bake the puffs
  8. Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C.

  9. Cut one puff pastry sheet into six equal sized rectangles. Spoon the masala filling into the center of each rectangle piece. Fold the puff pastry sheet. Seal the edges using a fork.

    Cut one puff pastry sheet into six equal sized rectangles. Spoon the masala filling into the center of each rectangle piece. Fold the puff pastry sheet. Seal the edges using a fork
  10. Egg Wash is optional. It would help you to get nice glaze on top of the puffs. Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl. Brush the top of the puffs using a brush.

  11. Arrange the puffs on a baking sheet. Bake for around 12 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Depending on the number of the puffs in a batch, time will vary. Be cautious not to brown it too much.

    Baked Indian Style Paneer Puff Pastry
  12. When almost golden brown, take it out of the oven and let it rest outside for some time. Remember that it will brown a bit even when it's outside since it's super hot. Serve with tomato ketchup. Enjoy 🙂

Indian Style Paneer Puff Pastry (Indian Cottage Cheese Puff Pastry)

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