This month the magic ingredients for MM#5 Is Paneer and Pudina. After lot of deliberation I finally decided that Iwould add one more paneer dish to my appetizer list and here is a starter with that awesome flavour of pudina/mint
Gram flour 1 cup
Rice flour 1 cup
Paneer 200 gms(crumbled)
Pudina 1/2 cup(cut finelly)
Chilli powder 1-2 tsp
Hot oil 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Cut the onion and mint leaves very finely
Mix both the flours,asafoetida, chilli powder ,cut onion, pudina/mint and salt in a broad vessel
Pour 1 tbsp of hot oil on it and mix well with a spoon
Now add very less water(1/4 cup or less) and mix this into a dough.
The consistency should be that of a chapathi like dough not a watery one
Heat oil in a kadai and when it starts to smoke, lower the flame and pinch small portions of this dough and drop it into the hot oil.
Fry till it becomes golden brown(DO NOT SHAPE IT INTO BALL, JUST PINCH AND DROP IT INTO OIL BEING CAREFUL NOT TO SPILL THE HOT OIL )
Serve hot.This is perfect with a hot cup of coffee!!!!
Linking this to Magic Mingle#5
Labels: appetizer, deep fried, Magic Mingle, mint, paneer, paneer pakoda