This is a creative way to stuff the lacha paratha like a samosa with paneer , some what Indian vegetarian Empanada with a desi twist. Paua Paneer is a very creative and innovative snack that is made with all-purpose flour rolled into a laccha paneer, stuffed with yummy paneer filling and air-fried until crisp, flaky, soft inside and delicious. This snack is an awesome Indian vegetarian empanada with a desi twist.
The paua or outer casing has a puff pastry or laccha paratha texture which is crispy and flaky on bite. The paneer along with melting cheese and spices gives a pleasant desi savor to the palate. This is an amazing snack that kids would love to eat and a easy snack to carry in their tiffin boxes. Air fryer the Paua Paneer makes this snack guilt-free, requires very little oil for cooking and is fast to cook.
The paua paneer can also be prep before hand and air-fried fresh when your kids or guests are ready to eat. Paua paneer can be made in various sizes and creative shapes. The crustiness of the paua, the softness and delicate flavors inside will make kids crave for more. The entire paua paneer with a flaky crust and a bit of crafty designs over sealing the stuffing will make this snack look more appealing and alluring to eat.
Recipe: Paua Paneer – Airfryer Recipe
- All-purpose flour - 2 cups
- Salt - to taste
- Lime juice - ½ no
- Water (as required) - ½ cup
- Butter - 1 tbsp
- Paneer, chopped - 150 gms
- Cheese - 50 gms
- Curry powder - 1 tsp
- Coriander, chopped - 1 bunch
- Mint, chopped - ½ bunch
- Chilli powder - ½ tsp
- Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
- In a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, salt, lime juice and water. Mix and make into medium soft dough. Roll the dough into thin sheet by using dry flour. Apply butter on the sheet, sprinkle some flour on top then roll it and keep aside.
- For stuffing, take a bowl, add paneer, cheese, curry powder, coriander & mint leaves, chilli powder, tomato ketchup, pinch of salt and mix well.
- Cut the dough roll into roundels and press them flat, roll like a small puri and keep aside.
- Stuff the paneer mixture in each puri, apply little water on the edges of the puri and seal the edges into a fancy shape with a fork.
- Preheat the airfryer at 180 degree C for 5 minutes.
- Place the paneer paua and air fry them for 7 minutes.
- Remove and serve hot with sauce.
Paneer is fresh cottage cheese extensively used in Indian cuisine especially in north India. It is a homemade Indian cheese that is used in making different desserts, appetizers and main course dishes. Paneer is very versatile, soft and blends well with creamy sauces. It is usually served as an appetizer or accompaniment to a main course. It is moist and has soft crumbly texture. It is a rich source of milk protein often used in making awesome delicacies such as Sandesh, Rasgulla, Mattar paneer etc. Paneer is slightly chewy consistency and mild flavour. It hold its shape well and doesn’t melt, hence you can sauté it, grill or crumble/ grate and just do about anything to add in your dishes. Paneer also happens to be one of the easiest cheeses to make at home, requiring nothing more than milk and lemon juice.
Paneer is one of the rich source of proteins for most vegetarians and are added to classic Indian dishes like kormas, curries etc. Kids love eating cheese especially from macaroni and cheese or cheeseburgers or cheese pizzas to just eating string cheese as a snack. Cheese is an amazing food derived from milk produced with wide range of flavours, textures and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein.
It comprises mainly of proteins and fat from milk usually the milk of cow, buffalo, goat or sheep. Nowadays you find Cheese everywhere, right from our breakfast dishes added into a variety from sandwiches to pasta and salads. It is also served as a classic topping for crackers and it is also difficult to imagine a pizza without the warm, gooey cheesy sprinkled over the pizza. Cheese is actually made with milk and would be a very good substitute for kids who hate drinking milk. Apart from their goodness in flavour and taste, cheese is also a good source of calcium, protein, vitamin D and potassium. Do try this healthy and yummy paua paneer as they are light and awesome cheesy snacks that are fun to eat.
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