Saturday, February 27, 2010

Low fat Cottage Cheese(Paneer) Balls


Paneer is the most common South Asian Cheese. It is an unaged, acid-set,

non-melting farmer cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice.

The texture of paneer is similar to farmer cheese. It is suitable for vegetarians

as no Rennet is used in making this cheese. Paneer is a very good source of

Calcium, B-vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and protein.

Paneer balls are sure tasty snacks and normally are deep fried and in most of

the recipes potato is used for binding. Because i am a carb watcher i opted

for this low carb recipe by using two slices of multi whole grain bread and

powdered chia and used Appam Pan for cooking instead of deep frying.

Even with all these substitutes they did taste great.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking Time – 20 Minutes

Serves – 4


Grated Paneer – 1 cup

Whole (Multi) Grain Bread – 2 slices

Onion – 1 chopped finely

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala – 1 tsp

Red Chili powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1 Tsp

Powdered Chia – 1 Tbsp

Oil – 1 Tbsp



1) In a bowl combine grated paneer, chopped onion, turmeric powder, garam masala

powder, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste and powdered chia.

2) Soak the bread slices in little bit of water for a second and

immediately take them out and squeeze out the water.

3) Add these squeezed out bread pieces to paneer mixture and then add salt to this

and combine thoroughly and roll them into even round balls.

4) Heat an Appam pan in medium heat and add a few drops of oil in each of the groove

and then place the balls in each of the groove.

5) Cover and cook till one side turns golden in color .

5) Flip over and leave till the other side is well cooked, remove from appam pan.

6) Serve with ketchup your choice as a quick guilt free snack.


Selvi Shan said...

Do u think I can try this using the cottage cheese available in the american store?Any ideas for using the cottage cheese to make savoury items?

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