Friday, May 3, 2013

Cheese Paneer Samosa

BM # 28   Day 1

After a month long marathon, only two days have passed and we are back into another edition.This week I have picked samosas .

I have always liked samosas, the Indian pastry with spicy potato stuffing,deep fried to a golden, or baked .They are a perfect tea time snack. Patti samosas are samosas made from strips made of all purpose flour .These are more crisp and crunchy and normally served as  biting' s.  The stuffing can vary. Cheese is one special ingredient for Gujarati's they like cheese in everything, be it dosa or pulao , cheese is must. These samosas are very popular in Gujrati homes and are served for parties. these are normally fried, but I prefer to bake . 

20 ready samosa pattis / strips 
If you do not have the samosa strips you can always make them .Check here.

1/2 cup grated cottage cheese 
1/2 cup grated cheese 
1/2 capsicum, finely chopped 
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped 
1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped 
1 spring onion, white and green both, finely chopped 
Black pepper to taste 
Salt to taste 
Gently mix all the given ingredients for stuffing 
Do check the spices according to your taste. 
The patti samosas have a particular way of folding, which is actually very simple and with practice one can make them really fast.To check for step by step directions on folding and stuffing the samosas , please check here.
Brush the samosas with oil and bake at 180 deg for 15-20 minutes or till crisp and golden.make sure to turn them over once they are golden on one side. 

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  1. delicious filling and baked samosas really make for a healthy snack...

  2. It's lovely to start another edition so quick Vaishali...infact because it was Indian bread it was so easy for me to bounce back. I simply love samosas and can have them anytime!...with cheese it must have tasted awesome..I really wonder how gujjus have got so fancied on cheese's amazing..I would fit in so easily you know..heheh

  3. Mmm. I must have been Gujarati is some birth. I love cheese too .this is just my thing!

  4. Is the cheese melted when you eat the samosa hot? It must be a hot and gooey treat! I will love it for sure.

  5. I love this cheese flavor And oil free samosa..

  6. Excellent Samosas! Love those samosa strips you used..I am also looking for such strips out here..

  7. Vaishali Vibha has bookmarked this for me. I am going to try all your samosa recipes. This look so delicious

  8. look like those patti strips are similar to phyllo dough. Maybe I'll try it for my 3rd samosa. as I've already done two for this same category I am doing week 3. I love cheese - must be so good!

  9. the filling looks delish... although my family doesnt prefer the patti samosa covering, would love to try it the usual way or hopefully I can find some phylo pastry somewhere :)

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    1. Kalyani, these are actually made in the regular samosa crust..though a mini version is made as they are served with drinks..and I had the samosa pattis so I tried with those.

  10. Woow, looks so tempting and appetizing dear...

  11. AWESOME.. Love that filling.. My mouth's watering just looking at the pictures.

  12. Agreed, samosas are almost every one's fav and this one is sure to be a hit in parties or at home.Love the paneer filling :)

  13. what a healthy version of samosas.. they look truly delicious..