Saw this recipe on a food-blog called ‘Edible Garden’ and the paneer rolls looked so lovely that I was tempted to make them right away. I had to wait as I had no paneer at home and a trip to the supermarket was not on my agenda for the day. I had milk and lemons at home ..so home made paneer it was. They were over so quick that I wished I had made more. A delight to make and a delight to eat…try it please.
1 cup paneer (crumbled)
1 small onion chopped fine
½ tsp red chillie powder
¼ tsp powdered jeera (dry roast jeera and powder)
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp ginger garlic paste
Small bunch coriander leaves
1 tsp tomato ketchup
6 slices of bread (I used milk bread)
Butter to toast
Salt to taste
(You can use store bought paneer/cottage cheese or can make it at home. For home made paneer, boil approx. 6-7 cups of full fat milk, when it is boiling, lower the fire and add lemon juice. The milk will start clouding…wait till big lumps form and whey becomes less milky… switch off fire and keep for a while. Then pour in a muslin cloth, discard all the whey, bunch it up and hang the cloth till all the whey is drained. Put some heavy weight on the paneer (which is still in the muslin cloth) and leave overnight in the refrigerator. You will then get a block of paneer, which can be cut into cubes or crumbled).
To the 1 cup of paneer, add red chillie powder, garam masala, salt, chopped coriander leaves, chopped onion, jeera powder..mix with a fork. Then add ginger garlic paste & tomato ketchup and mix. Keep aside.
Take bread slices and remove the crust. Roll the bread slices with a rolling pin and flatten them as thin as you can. Place 1 teaspoon of paneer on one end of the rolled out bread slice. Gently roll from one end, ensuring that filling stays well within the first roll. Roll it up till the end. Repeat with the remaining bread slices.
Wrap the rolled bread in a clean and damp cloth and keep it this way for 15 minutes. Then butter the rolls liberally on all sides with softened butter. Roast on a non-stick pan till all sides are browned. Cut into two and serve hot with dipping sauce of your choice. Even the plain ones taste good. Enjoy.