Sunday 30 June 2013

Palak Paneer Samosa ( Spinach and Cottage Cheese ) Recipe

Posted by Veena Karanth at 02:06:00
Spinach Paneer samosa is a twist over the original paneer samosa. It looks extremely attractive as it is slightly green in color. It is very ideal for birthdays and other parties.

spinach paneer samosa

How To Prepare Spinach ( Palak ) Paneer Stuffed Samosa.

This snack roughly takes around 1 hour  to prepare.

 Ingredients  For  Spinach And Paneer Stuffed Samosa.

  • Spinach Puree ( Palak Puree ) -  1/2 cup.
  • Maida ( All Purpose Flour ) - 1 cup.
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp.
  • Water - as required.
  • Ghee or oil - 1 tbsp.
  • Oil - For Deep Frying
Ingredients For the  Paneer ( Cottage cheese ) Stuffing.
  • Paneer ( cottage cheese) - 200 grams.
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp.
  • Green chillies - 2 chopped.
  • Coriander leaves - 3 strings chopped.
  • Chat Masala - 1/2 tsp.
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
  • Amchur powder ( Dry Mango Powder ) - 1/2 tsp.

Method To Make Spinach And Stuffed Paneer Samosa.

  • First and foremost, let us prepare the spinach puree.
  • For this, wash the spinach leaves thoroughly under the running water and immerse it for a few seconds in the hot boiling water and close the lid. When the spinach leaves gets completely cooled,  remove it from the vessel and transfer it to a mixer jar.
  • Run the mixer for few a seconds without adding  water.
  • Your spinach puree is ready .
  • Now take a mixing bowl. 
  • Add spinach puree,  maida ( all purpose flour), salt, cooking soda and 1 tbsp of heated oil or ghee to this bowl. 
  • Mix it well and add water only if necessary.
  • Knead the dough properly and roll out small balls out of it. Keep it aside for around 10 minutes.
maida dough
  • Now in another bowl, mix the crumbled paneer, salt, chat masala, Garam Masala, slit green chillies and coriander leaves in to it.
paneer stuffing
  • Sprinkle a little maida flour over the rolling surface. Dust the maida balls in the maida flour and roll out small circles as shown in the below image.
roll out in to cirlces
  • Divide the circle equally into two semi circles with the help of a knife.
cut into semi circles
  • Now fold one half as shown in the figure and  stuff 1 tsp of paneer filling mixture inside and close it as shown in the figure 
  • It should be first rolled in to the shape of a cone
roll one end

turn the other side

roll into cone shaped

cone shape

stuff paneer
  • Seal the edges properly and see to it that the filling does not pop out.
seal the edges

samosa before frying
  • Heat a deep pan or Kadai filled with oil inside it and deep fry the samosas in medium flame. 
  • Fry it till it turns golden brown in color.
  • Drain the oil using a tissue paper.
  • Serve with Pudina chutney. ( I have already shown you how to prepare pudina chutney. ( Follow Type 2 or 3 )
spinach stuffed paneer samosa

Your Spinach Panner Samosa is now ready to be served.!!!

KitchenMasti Points

  1. Always deep fry the samosa in low - medium range flame. Otherwise the samosa might not be crispy.
  2. Let the dough be slightly hard and not too soft.
  3. Blanching the spinach leaves is mainly to retain its original color.

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