Thursday, May 10, 2007

Paneer Lumpia

Hush! Finally an easy letter positioned between two tricky ones. :) Coincidently this week was P week at my place with Pulao, Palak Parathe, Pav Bhaji and Pakode! All being so common, I decided to experiment something new.. thus happened Paneer Lumpia! The name of the dish talks about: Paneer- The yummy Indian cheese, Lumpia- fried Vietnamese and Indonesian pastries! I combined these to make Paneer Lumpia for “P of Indian Vegetables” for Nupur’s A-Z of Indian Vegetables. This is an Indian dish since just the preparation style and looks of Vietnamese Lumpia are used while the remaining important features.. the filling, the covering and the taste are full-to Indian! :)

Paneer Lumpia

What you need:

1/2 cup Maida
Few drops of Lemon(this makes the covering crispy)

1 cup grated Paneer
1/2 cup finely minced Cabbage
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
2-3 Green Chillies, minced
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Corriander Cumin Powder
Pinch of Turmeric
1 tsp Soya Sauce
1/2 tsp Vinegar
2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

Salt to taste
Oil to fry

How to proceed:

1) Take Maida in a bowl, add one tsp oil, 2-3 drops of lemon and 1 tsp salt. Knead into a soft dough and keep aside covered
2) Add vinegar to grated paneer and leave aside for 5 mins.
3) For the filling, mix all the remaining ingredients with grated paneer (except water and oil).
4) Divide the dough into balls of 1 inch diameter; roll each ball into thin circular rotis.
5) Spread the filling across at one end, roll to over to the other end so as to cover it and seal with little water. Fold and seal the sides with water.
6) Fry on both sides and drain excess oil on paper towel.
7) Garnish with grated paneer and serve hot with tomato sauce.

* Serve as is as “Paneer Lumpia” or serve as “Paneer Spring Rolls” by cutting each in 2-3 pieces :)


Sreelu said...

Nice Paneer spring roll great idea and it looks delish

Asha said...

Very unique.Looks great Arts:))

Suganya said...

Hay it is different one...Have never tried this before....Nice one...

Richa said...

paneer lumpia ekdum full-to distoy :) nice to hear that word after a long time LOL!
Yummy recipe!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi there nice blog :)

Sia said...

u really have patience to roll out thin wraps:) i love spring rolls and i am bookmarking this recipe. thank u for dropping a comment in my blog ad leading me to urs:)

TheCooker said...

So good to hear that phrase.
The lumpias, Indian ishtyle, look good.

Arts said...

Asha & Shreelu,
Thanks for ur [as usual:)] encouraging comments!

Do try it sometime!

Majhya blog war pahili marathi comment baghun khup khup aanand jhala :) glad u liked it!

Thanks Jeena!

I bet u'll love it! And seriously, evn I didnt realise I had so much patience.. Maybe the first 2-3 Lumpias encouraged me to go on :D

Thanks for ur jhakkas review! :)

Chef Jeena said...

Hi there , nice recipe paneer lumpia looks lovely :)

Shobana senthilkumar said...

nice snap its very impressive and panneer roll is yummy!!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, sounds gr8 and looks even better, Aarti!! :)

Nupur said...

Very clever, Aarti! I could eat dozens of these :) they look so good! Thanks for participating :)

Roopa said...

the paneer looks delicious and fabulous. i am a fan of spring rolls too!

Arts said...

Thanks again

I wish to improve the quality of snaps, lets see! Thx for ur comments!

Thx..Glad u loved it..

thx for hosting.. evn i cud eat dozens of these!! :)

Evn I just love spring rolls.. do give it a try!

Anil Menon said...

nice paneer roll, i make Paneer Chapati, check out my recipe at: