Paneer and Peas Chaat

Paneer and Peas Chaat

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Perky paneer cutlets with an indulgent dry fruit centre, are a real melt-in-the-mouth treat. When topped with a mixture of green peas with other flavourful ingredients, laced with sauces, and garnished with sev, these cutlets transform into an exciting Paneer and Peas Chaat, which will make a great starter at a party, or a special treat for tea-time! You can prepare the required ingredients earlier, but assemble the chaat just before serving. Preferably, make the cutlets also just before serving, so they will be crisp. This chaat is also a filling after school snack, along with a glass of Chocolaty Milkshake .

Paneer and Peas Chaat recipe - How to make Paneer and Peas Chaat

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 plates
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For The Paneer Cutlets
2 cups crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 pinches sugar
1/4 cup cornflour
salt to taste
cornflour for coating
oil for greasing and cooking

To Be Mixed Together For The Dry Fruit Stuffing
2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
2 tbsp chopped raisins (kismis)

For The Peas Mixture
2 cups boiled green peas
2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste

For The Topping
1 cup beaten fresh curds (dahi)
4 tbsp green chutney
4 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
4 tbsp coarsely crushed papadis

For The Garnish
4 tbsp sev
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For the paneer cutlets

    For the paneer cutlets
  1. Combine the crumbled paneer, coriander, green chillies, sugar, cornflour and salt in a deep bowl and mix very well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and shape into small balls.
  3. Press a little in the centre of each round to make a depression, place ½ tsp of the dry fruit stuffing in it and again shape them into a round ball and then flatten it lightly between your palms. Roll it lightly in cornflour.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with little oil and cook a few tikkis at a time with oil till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside.

For the pea mixture

    For the pea mixture
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the green peas, coriander, green chillies and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portion. Keep aside.

How to serve

    How to serve
  1. Place 5 paneer cutlets on a serving plate, top it with a portion of peas mixture.
  2. Finally top it with ¼ cup of curds, 1 tbsp of green chutney, 1 tbsp of khajur imli ki chutney and 1 tbsp of crushed papadis.
  3. Garnish it with 1 tbsp of sev and 1 tbsp of coriander.
  4. Repeat step 1 to 3 to make 3 more plates.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per plate
Energy656 cal
Protein20.6 g
Carbohydrates35.7 g
Fiber7.4 g
Fat46.8 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium19 mg


Paneer and Peas Chaat
 on 04 Sep 15 02:42 PM

its truly an amazing recipe..a beautiful combination of paneer, peas,curds,sev wow...mouth watering..
Tarla Dalal
04 Sep 15 03:32 PM
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Paneer and Peas Chaat
 on 22 Jul 15 02:54 PM

Paneer and peas chaat.. wow.. this chaat is really yumm rich in taste with cashews and raisins.. the chutneys.. the curds the papdis.. and sev for gives a good crunch.. kids and adults in my house loves this chaat.. its just delicious.