Paneer Chilli Cigars

Paneer Chilli Cigars

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An easy but irresistible snack, made by rolling a succulent paneer mixture into samosa patties, and deep-frying the cigar-shaped rolls. The use of chilli-garlic sauce and spring onions to flavour the stuffing gives it an unmistakable Chinese touch. The Paneer Chilli Cigars are handily sized, and look very appetizing too, making them perfect to serve at cocktail parties. Make these rolls with fresh paneer to get the most enjoyable texture.

Paneer Chilli Cigars recipe - How to make Paneer Chilli Cigars

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 cigars.
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For The Filling
3/4 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tbsp chilli-garlic sauce
2 tsp oil
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions (whites and greens)
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying
1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
5 samosa pattis

For Serving
spicy sauce

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the spring onions and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Divide the filling into 15 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the plain flour and 1 tbsp of water in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Cut each samosa patti into 3 to get 75 mm. X 62 mm. (3" x 2½") rectangular pieces. You will get 15 pieces in all. Place a portion of the filling at one corner of the samosa patti piece. Roll it up tightly starting from the end where the filling is placed to make a cigar.
  3. Seal the edge of the samosa patti piece using a little of the plain flour-water paste.
  4. Repeat for the remaining pattis and filling to make 14 more cigars.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai, deep-fry a few cigars on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. . Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Serve immediately with spicy sauce.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cigar
Energy91 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates3.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat7.9 g
Cholesterol1.3 mg
Sodium16.7 mg
Paneer Chilli Cigars Video by Tarla Dalal


Paneer Chilli Cigars
 on 04 Nov 19 05:58 AM

please also add language
Paneer Chilli Cigars
 on 10 Jul 19 10:44 PM

Hi. Our shop bought cottage cheese is very wet and yours is quite dry and crumbly. Could I use feta instead? Thank you.
Tarla Dalal
11 Jul 19 12:19 PM
   Hi, Do not use malai paneer use the regular one....feta cheese can also be used....
Paneer Chilli Cigars
 on 05 Mar 19 12:41 PM

Looks quite simple recipe. Will definitely give it a try. Just a query... As u haven''t sealed the edges, won''t the filling come out while frying. Pls revert on the same. Thanks.
Tarla Dalal
05 Mar 19 01:27 PM
   Hello, No, the stuffing will not come out from the edges. You can refer our video too while making it. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try the recipe from our website and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Paneer Chilli Cigars
 on 06 Dec 17 09:50 AM

a must try receipe.. quick n simple.. tastes awesome.. my family loved it...
Tarla Dalal
06 Dec 17 12:55 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them..Happy Cooking !!
Paneer Chilli Cigars
 on 08 Feb 13 06:28 AM

I love this recipe and my family keeps asking to make it often. Thanks Tarlaji for this awesome recipe
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