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Bake at 400F for around 12 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

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

Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cooked in spicy masala gravy, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. It’s 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.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 905 kcal
Author Jane Jojo

Ingredients

  • 1 pack puff pastry sheet
  • 300 gram paneer (Indian cottage cheese)

Masala for filling

  • 2 number onion (medium)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (crushed / paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (crushed / paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce

Instructions

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

Bake the puffs

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C.

  2. 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
  3. 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.

  4. 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
  5. 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 :)

Nutrition Facts
Indian Style Paneer Puff Pastry (Indian Cottage Cheese Puff Pastry)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 905 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Fat 66g102%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 467mg20%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 248IU5%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 375mg38%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.