Kuttu Paneer Kofta is a delicious treat for all those looking for tasty food during the Navratri season. Made using buckwheat flour, paneer, potatoes, coriander leaves, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and sendha namak, this appetizer recipe is sure to become a show-stopper of your parties. You can serve this snack recipe with green chutney or tamarind chutney to make it even more flavorful.
1/4 cup buckwheat (kuttu)
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 cup refined oil
400 gm paneer
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
sendha namak as required
1 handful finely chopped coriander leaves
To prepare this snack recipe, place the potatoes in a pressure cooker with some water and place it over medium flame. Boil the potatoes. Once done, drain the water and peel the potatoes. Place them in a large bowl. Now, crumble the paneer and add it in the bowl containing the potatoes. Using a masher, mash the potatoes and mix the paneer with it.
Sprinkle red chilli powder, garam masala powder and sendha namak in it. Add the chopped coriander leaves. Mix these well. Make sure that the paneer and potatoes are evenly coated with the spices. Now, add the buckwheat flour in the mixture. Mix it well with the paneer-potato mix. Take small portions from the mixture and make round balls. Press them gently between your palms and make patties. Repeat this with the entire mixture.
Heat refined oil in a deep-bottomed pan over medium flame. When the oil is hot enough, add the patties to it and fry them until they are golden brown in color. Once done, place them on a plate lined with absorbent paper to soak up the excess oil. Transfer them onto a serving platter and serve with green chutney to enjoy!