Spicy and delicious Paneer Pakodas is a finger food created with some twist. Paneer coated with tandoori masala sealed in bread and then fried. It is similar to Ravioli.
Ravioli are dumplings filled with cheese or other fillings between two layers of thin pasta dough. We have made a slight change to it and tried to make it with bread.
This recipe is really easy & gets ready in less than 15 minutes. All you need is some bread slices, paneer(Cottage Cheese), Tandoori masala, salt, and oil for frying.
Ramazan in these years is during the hot summer. We prefer to make things priorly and refrigerate them so that it’s not much hassle to cook in hot kitchens. Bread Paneer Ravioli can be your perfect choice. You can definitely add this to your iftar menu.
If you have less time and guests are there. If you are looking for some easy cheesy party bites then tandoori paneer pakodas can be a sure option.
Variations To Paneer Bread Ravioli
There can be multiple ways to make this. You can go the traditional way and make pasta with dough. Flattened them, fill them, and then pack them into whatever shape you like.
But since this is about bread ravioli, it will be better to use that. We are not flattening the bread here. But do it if you are having trouble sealing the ravioli. It is better packed after that. Moreover, you can cut the bread in whatever shape you see fit.
We are using pieces of paneer between the bread pieces. You can grate the paneer and then mix it with spices or sauces of your choice. Dry spices would be a better option. Or use any particular seasoning if you want.
Furthermore, you can add more vegetables to the mixture. Bell peppers, corn, mushrooms, or even cheese can be used. Vegetables are generally blanched before being used in the fillings. Or you can just fill them with only cheese which will be sort of an Italian version of cheese pakoda.
- Serve them with ketchup, white sauce, cheddar cheese sauce, or red sauce. Or the red sauce can be replaced with cooked spinach puree as well.
- It is quite uncommon but you can coat them with breadcrumbs before frying.
- Sprinkle some Italian seasoning for the finishing touch. Basil leaves will also be great for sprinkling if you are serving this with Marinara sauce.