Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Paneer Pinwheels or Paneer Rolls

We had invited some friends at our house for dinner last night. There were going to come with their kids, so I wanted to make some fun appetizer for the kids to enjoy.

I saw the green chutney bread rolls recipe on Anuja's blog and decided to tweak it to suit my taste and to use what I had in the house. That is how I came up with the Paneer Pinwheels recipe.

2 Puff Pastry Sheets (1 Package)
1.5 Cups Paneer, Grated,
Salt to Taste
1 Tablespoon Oil,
1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder,
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder,
1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder,
1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala,
1/2 Teaspoon Chat Masala (or Amchur Powder)
2 Tablespoon Chopped Cilantro
2 Tablespoon Butter, Melted

Thaw the pastry sheets in room temperature for minimum 30 minutes. Do not try to unroll/unfold the pastry sheets until it has thawed completely (30 mins), otherwise it will break apart.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine paneer with all the dry spices and cilantro in a bowl. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add the paneer mixture. Cook on medium high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Take off the stove. Transfer to a bowl or plate and let it cool.

Carefully unfold the pastry sheets. Divide the paneer mixture in half and spread on both sheets, leaving about 1 inch room on 1(shorter) side of the sheet.

Starting from the opposite hand side, carefully roll the sheet, to make a tight log. Do not apply to much pressure. Just try to make as tight log as you can. Apply some water on the plain end of the sheet and roll over to seal the end. Follow the same steps to make a log for the other sheet.

Place the sealed side down. With a sharp knife make about 9-10 equal cuts on each log to make discs ("pinwheels").

Place a parchment paper or silicone mat on a cookie sheet. You can also grease the sheet instead. Place the pinwheels on the sheet leaving about 2 cm room on each side of the rolls to allow them to puff up.

Transfer to the oven. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown.

Carefully, take out of the oven. Brush the melted butter on each roll immediately. Let it cool to room temperature before serving. Serve with your choice of condiment. I served with ketchup.

It was a big hit among the kids and adults a like. (There were none left for me to taste)).

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Malini said...

I tried this recipe and it was delicious. The step by step instructions are very helpful. Please continue to post recipes when you find time.

Nehal said...

Thanks Malini for the wonderful comment. I sure try my best to post the recipes whenever I find time:).

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