Bread-Paneer Balls

If I invite friends over the dinner, I make sure that not to do any blunder in the kitchen as that’s not the right time for experiments :P I do plan a few days in advance! I pen down all the dishes to be cooked, prepare a list of ingredients and then think about serving plates (or crockery & cutlery)… On the day, I roll my sleeves up, wear an apron (with hubby’s gentle reminder) and get all required pans/pots/spatulas on kitchen top! Even though I feel I’m good at a planning thing, always used to feel rushed in last minutes :P

But that’s how it is! Hubby always consoled me with all his findings… i.e. I get hyper-tensed about the things to go flawlessly, I work under pressure, I always plan cooking a RajBhog (too many dishes), good buddies are coming onlyΒ and much more… As I’ve always believed in learning from my own mistakes… I’ve improved a lot in all these years!

But a few things never go away… I keep thinking about what I’ll make next time, even if there’s no get-together coming soon :P Recently while going through my Appetizers/Snacks, I felt like I haven’t posted anything new since long! Since I found a few leftover bread slices, I made these cute balls… And I’m sure to make these again in next potluck or meet-up (well, I might change my mind if I try some other appetizer soon)!!! ;)

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INGREDIENTS:

4-5 Bread Slices
3 Potatoes, boiled
1 cup Paneer
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/4 tsp Amchur Powder
1-2 tbsp Cornflour, or as required
Salt, to taste
Oil, to deep-fry

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STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Trim the edges of bread slices. Soak them in a bowl of water and quickly squeeze out all water.
  2. Mash potatoes, paneer and these soaked bread slices together.
  3. Add in all the spices and mix everything well.
  4. Divide the mixture in 10-12 equal balls and coat them lightly with cornflour.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan and slide 3-4 balls carefully at a time.
  6. Deep-fry them until crusty and golden brown in color.
  7. Transfer them to an absorbent paper to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with Green Chutney!

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SJ’s NOTE:

  • A healthy alternate: Use paniyaram pan to shallow-fry them!
  • Also, you can add finely chopped veggies into mix.
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