Phalahaari Paneer Bites

I can't believe how quickly summer flew by?  Mine was pretty busy, I am sure you guys can tell as I haven't posted in a long time.  We all are getting back into our daily routine as kids are back to school.   With summer coming to an end,  we have festive season ahead of us.  Navratri is around the corner,  I tried these Phalahaari Paneer Bites the other day and it came out awesome.  If you want to make them otherwise as an appetizer you can make it the exact same way or you can replace it with corn & rice flour.


Paneer is fresh cheese which is common in India and Pakistan.  It doesn't have a taste of its own and is one of the versatile ingredients and can be used in anything.  There are so many dishes you can prepare using paneer and is loved by adults and kids.

I am sure we all are bored of the same Navratri recipes all the time and want to have something different once in a while.  As long as you have paneer at home, you can make these paneer bites even if you are short of time.  Grate the paneer if you have a bar or you can make fresh paneer at home and will give you the crumbled paneer you need.  Most of the ingredients we have it at home so you don't have to run to the store.

Phalahaari Paneer Bites were a little crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I loved them and so did my family.  I try not to make it overly spicy, but you can adjust all the spices as per your taste.

Why do I like Paneer?

  • Its versatility
  • Doesn't have a strong taste
  • Can be grilled without adding more calories

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups paneer, crumbled
  • 1 medium-large potato, boiled or baked
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 tbsp singoda flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp amchoor
  • 1/2 tsp kasoori methi (not for fasting)
  • Oil for Frying

Directions

In a mixing bowl, add paneer and boiled potato and mash it altogether.  Once ready all the spices along with the singoda flour.  Mix it well. Make sure to check that the mixture is coming together and you should be able to make the balls out of it.

Let the mixture rest for 10 mins.  Start making the balls by taking the mixture little by little in between your palms and roll it to make a even ball.  Repeat the same process until you are done with the entire mixture.

Heat the vegetable oil in a kadhai.  Once it reaches the temperature that is needed, reduce the heat to medium. Place a few balls into the hot oil and fry them on the medium heat so that they don't get burnt quickly.

Once you are done frying all of them, they are ready to be served.  Enjoy them with your favorite mint chutney or tamarind chutney along with a cup of hot masala tea.

Try a few other Navratri recipes from my blog:

Sweet Potato Halwa

Punjabi Tari walay Aloo

Phalahaari Thalipeeth

Quick Nariyal Ladoo

Sabudana Khichdi

Singoda Halwa

Mix Fruit Chaat

 

 

Pin Phalahaari Paneer Bites for later

If you like the recipe, please comment below after you give it a try and share it on Facebook.  Would like to hear from you. Your comments, likes, dislikes, matters to me.  Thank you for stopping by!!

Happy Cooking!!!

Phalahaari Paneer Bites
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Try these yummy Phalahaari Paneer Bites this Navratri and enjoy them with mint chutney along with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Author:
Recipe type: Vrat (Fasting)
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • 2 cups paneer, crumbled
  • 1 medium-large potato, boiled or baked
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 tbsp singoda flour
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp amchoor
  • ½ tsp kasoori methi (not for fasting)
  • Oil for Frying
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add paneer and boiled potato and mash it altogether. Once ready all the spices along with the singoda flour. Mix it well. Make sure to check that the mixture is coming together and you should be able to make the balls out of it.
  2. Let the mixture rest for 10 mins. Start making the balls by taking the mixture little by little in between your palms and roll it to make a even ball. Repeat the same process until you are done with the entire mixture.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a kadhai. Once it reaches the temperature that is needed, reduce the heat to medium. Place a few balls into the hot oil and fry them on the medium heat so that they don't get burnt quickly.

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: