It so happens many times that we have very simple ingredients and yet we discover out a very tasty dish. Those are such delightful moments that we want to repeat them as often as possible. Needless to say, we want to share too, such delicious recipes. One such is a “Shallow fried bread rolls stuffed with Paneer”. And the cherry on the cake is, they are very healthy due to shallow frying as compared to the deep fried bread rolls or cutlets.
Time: 20 mins
8 slices Brown Bread
water to soak bread
1 cup Paneer (Cottage cheese) crumbs
1.5 medium onions, finely chopped
salt to taste
1 tsp. ajwain/ carom seeds
1 tsp. jeera/cumin powder
1 tsp. chaat masala powder
some finely chopped green chilies and coriander
2 tbsp. oil for shallow frying
Mix in all the ingredients except water, bread and oil
Take 1 slice of bread, dip in a bowl of water and remove immediately.
Lightly squeeze to extract water but be careful that bread is still in its form.
Place 1 spoonful paneer stuffing in the center.
Now, make a ball by joining all the edges and give a good shape, either a round ball or a flat ball between your palms, pressing gently. Make sure, the balls are firm and remain intact.
Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a flat nonstick pan(preferable) by spreading it all over.
Meanwhile prepare more such bread rolls.
Once the oil is hot, place the rolls 1 by 1 and heat covered on a medium flame until brown from 1 side. It may take 4-5 mins.
Carefully turn the rolls upside down and fry from another side until brown. It usually takes another 3-4 mins when covered.
Serve with green chutney or ketchup and a hot cup of tea and Relish!!
The balls are very delicate and break if mishandled. Refrigerate the balls for 10 mins if in doubt.
Think of a different stuffing (like left-over spicy khichri) and surprise the friends over tea with shallow fried bread rolls.