Monday, September 16, 2013

Potato Paneer Balls

A snack made out of potato is an all time favorite for everyone. How would it taste when you mix paneer along with potatoes? Potato-Paneer balls... A very rich, delicious and easy starter or snack for a party or just to treat your family on a weekend evening.


Medium sized potatoes - 3
Crumbled paneer - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 2 thinly sliced
Curry leaves and onions - optional
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying

For Batter

Maida or All Purpose Flour - 2 tbsp
Water - 4 tbsp apprx


  1. Make a smooth batter out of the flour and water and set aside. Make sure there aren't any lumps.
  2. Wash and peel the potatoes and then grate them in a grater.
  3. In a pan boil the water. After it comes to boil put the shredded potatoes and let it boil for two to three minutes until they are just tender. Note: do not over cook the potatoes or they will become mushy.
  4. Using a strainer drain the hot water and then pour some cold water over the potatoes and drain them too.
  5. Once the potatoes cool down, take a handful of them and gently squeeze to remove any water content. Take care that they don't turn mushy at any point of time. Do this for the entire quantity of potatoes.
  6. Mix together the potatoes, crumbled paneer, green chillies and salt. Add the onions and curry leaves too if including. 
  7. Make small balls out of it and set aside.
  8. Heat oil in a pan, test the oil temperature by dropping in a tiny piece of the potato mixture. If it sizzles and rises immediately to the surface that's the right temperature. 
  9. Now dip the potato-paneer balls in the all purpose flour batter one at a time and gently drop them in the hot oil. Make sure the heat is on medium. Fry until you see golden brown spots on both the sides. Turn them occasionally. Once done, remove them and drain in a paper towel.
  10. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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