Thursday, March 26, 2009

Amazingly Delicious Paneer Potato Bites

Paneer Potato  Starter

A very warm Hello to all my dear readers. Sorry I have been away for so long. Had a lot of other tasks to do and somehow in all the rush to do 20 things at the same time it is always my blog that takes a back seat. But it is never far from my thoughts. Whenever I cook something different from the ordinary my mind is planning out how I can present this on Food-n-More. In fact in the last fortnight it so happened twice that I did make some tasty snacks and was determined to take pics of the dishes but somehow I left it too late and the food was over and gobbled up (don't ask by whom) before I could get my camera out of it's case. But not this time. This time I did take pics before anyone had a chance to set eyes on what I had made. And what did I make? Yes these very delicious ,crispy and mouthwatering Paneer Potato Bites.
They were practically made in minutes . They are a great starter for any party or get together and my friends loved them. So will you!

Here's what you need:
1 large potato and 1 small one cooked ,peeled and mashed
150 gms paneer grated
2 cubes of cheddar cheese (approx 40 gms),
a handful of fresh mint leaves finely chopped,
some coriander (optional)
cumin and coriander powders 1 heaped tspn each
1 tspn sugar,
1 tspn garam masala,
1 and 1/2 tspn chilly powder
salt to taste
Oil for frying

1. Mix all the above ingredients together (except of course the oil) very well .
2. Make small bite sized balls and keep aside.
3. Heat the oil and fry the balls until golden (hardly takes a few seconds)
4. Serve on cocktail sticks with your favourite dip. I used Thai Sweet Chilly Sauce.

Now wasn't that quick?
N.B : I fried them a little before my guests were due to arrive and left them in the oven at 100 deg C. They were nicely warm and crispy when I served them. These are excellent finger food for kids' parties too.


jayasree said...

Loved these cheesy potato bites. I am sure it must have got over in seconds. Neat presentation.

Arundathi said...

yeah like jayasree says i don't think this would've lasted for 5 seconds in my house! they look amazing.

Shella said...

Wow these look good. I like the idea of adding some sugar and the cheese too??

Purnima said...

Anupama, these sure look splendid n u hv simplified it so much..shall attempt these n post u a feedback! Thanks for sharing!

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Purnima said...

The quality of potato surely matters, if it is not binding enough then some sort of binding surely needed...these were truly tasty and worth the little effort that it took. Thanks for sharing!

zobars said...

those surely look so appetizing. i must try making them and soon.

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mitr_bayarea said...

Your picture made me crave for these at 10 in the morning at work on a Friday.

rahin said...

hey anupama , these look ready to bite into , very cute

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Cute appetizers! Thnks for dropping my my blog!!

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Athika said...

It looks delicious and nice snack for parties. Will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.


Shveta said...

Love the recipe! Sure, I'm gonna try it.
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Have fun cooking.

Anonymous said...

Great Paneer Recipes. Check out this Paneer Cooking Contest. Wish me luck! Hope to see some of your recipes in there too.

Kanela said...

Ha! I have been looking for a recipe like this for a very long time...can't wait to try this recipe myself. I will let you know how it goes!