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Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls

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So for this months Recipe Swap Challenge, I was paired with Veena Krishna Kumar who blogs at Veena’s Veg Nation. In this challenge we are paried against fellow food blogger by Jolly Makkar and Vidya NarayanWe then search for recipes from each other’s blog, prepare them and share in the group as well as on our blogs, with due credits to each other.  Veena’s blog has a scrumptious collection of recipes. Though I had shortlisted few dishes for this Months challenge , the Nutty Potato Paneer balls won. The recipe was so simple and yet so delicious that I wanted to make it for my kids and as a starter for ourselves.

Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls

I did modified the original recipe a bit. First I tried to bake the Potato Paneer balls instead of frying as after all the Flat Breads I made in Sept , I really did not wanted to indulge more. However I did make 4-5 fried ones, just to understand the difference. I also replaced the cornflour with bread crumbs ,added some chopped spinach to sneak in some veggies and lastly some amchur powder . Rest I followed her recipe completely.

Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls

We enjoyed having this dish as a side to our simple meal of Dal and rice. The Nutty balls were bursting with flavour and were super crunchy, with the melt in the mouth texture. There was little difference in taste between the fried and baked Paneer balls, the baked ones had more intense flavour than the fried so next time I will reduce the spices for the baked ones.

Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls

Thank you Veena for such a wonderful recipe. I will surely be making this dish regularly.

Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls

Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls

This Nutty Spinach, Poato & Paneer Balls have the melt in the mouth texture and is perfect as a side, evening snack or for kids lunchboxes.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Appetizer, Kids, Paneer, Potato, Snacks, Spinach
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 200 gm Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 Large Boiled Potato (around 180 gm)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Palak (Spinach)
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Red Chilly powder to taste
  • 1 tsp Amchur Powder
  • 2 tbsp Kaju (Cashew) Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Bread Crumbs
  • Oil for lighting greasing the balls or for frying

Instructions

  • Boil the potato if not already and let it cool
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a wide bowl mash the potatoes, add crumbled paneer, finely chopped spinach, kaju powder, amchoor powder, red chilly, breadcrumbs and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients and make equal size balls. Press it firmly to make tight balls.
  • If the balls crumble add more breadcrumbs.
  • Lightly grease the balls with oil all over.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (180 deg c) for 15-20 mins turning in between. Baking time may vary.as per oven.
    Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls
  • Alternately fry it in oil until golden brown. While frying first try one ball, if it disintegrate add more bread crumbs.
  • Serve it hot with chutney of your choice.
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Ankita

Monday 26th of November 2018

Very good recipe. The combination of paneer, spinach and cashew with potato makes it more tastier and healthier...thnx for the recipe.

CookwithRenu

Monday 26th of November 2018

Thank you

themadscientistskitchen

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Amazing potato paneer balls. Thanks for the tip to reduce spices his one must make.

Sujata Roy

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Excellent recipe Renu. You made potato paneer balls more healthy by baking instead of deep frying. Sounds so flavourful and mouthwatering. Perfect accompany with steamed rice and dal or as a snack.

CookwithRenu

Friday 2nd of November 2018

Thank You

veena

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

These spinach nutty balls looks very appetizing. Glad you liked it

Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

Such a cute patties !!! Baked version sounds super exciting. Surely a bang on idea :)