Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Paneer Moong Balls

If there is any leftover food, most of us try to come up with some interesting and innovative dish rt. This is exactly what I did too when there was some leftover cooked whole moong or green gram in my kitchen. So I made some quick snack with the moong by adding some paneer and spices, made into balls and dipped them in wheat-rice flour batter. Finally I used my wonder pan......paniyaram or aebleskiver pan which hates oil :)....what more you need to enjoy a very healthy and protein rich snack !! Kids who don't like green gram will never really know that there are some of it hidden inside the paneer balls. This delicious snack tastes excellent when served hot. Dip these yummy balls in chutney or tomato ketchup...and enjoy with hot coffee or tea !!

Check out other healthy snacks made in paniyaram pan:
Corn Bonda, Paneer Stuffed Paniyaram, Egg Spinach Bonda, Paneer Spinach Bonda, Paniyaram, Oats Savoury Appam



Makes about 21 balls or fritters

You need...

For the batter:

1/2 cup Wheat flour
1/4 cup Rice flour
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
A pinch Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds (optional)
Salt
Water as required

For the filling:

1 1/4 cup grated Paneer
1 cup cooked Whole Moong / Green Gram
1 Onion chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1" pc Ginger chopped
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/4 tsp Chaat masala (optional)
few Coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp Oil
Salt





















To prepare...

Combine all the ingredients under For the batter to form a smooth paste with no lumps and with medium consistency.  The batter should be able to form a coating.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add ginger and saute for a minute. Now add onions and saute until it turns transparent. Now add turmeric, chilli, coriander powder, garam masala and chaat masala, saute for few seconds without burning the spices. Mash the cooked whole moong slightly and add it. Now finally add the grated paneer and salt, combine everything well. Add the coriander leaves and mix. The filling is now ready. Make equal size small balls out of it and keep aside.

Heat the paniyaram or aebleskiver pan. Put few drops of oil in each hole. Dip each ball in the batter and place in each hole. Cover and cook in medium heat for a couple of minutes. Once browned, slowly turn it over and let the other side get brown too. Remove from pan. Serve hot with any chutney or tomato sauce.




Sending this to the following events:

Healthy Morsels event at Taste of Pearl City
Snack Recipes at My Culinary Creations
Show Me Your Hits - Fiber Rich Foods by Sangee Vijay 
Love Lock Series - Legumes hosted by Vardhini , an event by Vidhya
Fast Food, not Fat Food event hosted by Uma , an event by Priya



52 Tasty Comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very different and interesting recipe

faseela said...

yummy and delicious snack dear.....

Archana said...

Healthy and tasty treat.

maha said...

I am going to try this soon.looks yumm
Maha

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy snack,love anything with paneer..will surely try this.

Nupur said...

I have just started with the Paniyarams , but they got a bit soggy and not quite crispy as they should be..

but yours look divine and cricpy .. I should try again i guess :)

vineetha said...

Nice dear..wonderful idea..
Will message u later :)

Meena said...

this is mummy ka magic sobha

we all do try to do something with leftovers always

anyways i have also somethng left so wondering what to do

lets see what my mind works into hehe

very nice dish here sobha

Sumee said...

Yummy and lip smacking.. Ummm..

Rasi said...

This is such a lovely one.. which brand of the pan do you have??

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Looks so yummy. This dish very much resembles the "Kuzhi Paniharam" which is a Chettinad delicacy !

Anu said...

Nice one.Looks great

Vimitha Anand said...

Sounds so yummy... Nice way of toasting it. will try soon

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wonderful balls!! love the batter n the stuffing..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wonderful balls!! love the batter n the stuffing..

khushi said...

yummilicious.......I made moong-paneer kebab few days back..and I can imagine how tasty this balls have turned out

radha said...

Interesting combination. Would like to give it a try.

Uma said...

Thanks for linking Sobha. :-) Sometimes it happens to me also. Innovative recipes born only when we come up with a leftover. Lovely moong balls.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Yummy, healthy and guilt free snack Sobha. Awesome :-)

Square Meals said...

They look yummy..perfect snack for a chilly evening :-)

Aparna

Srimathi said...

Very interesting recipe. I always look out recipes with left overs.

Reshmi said...

healthy snack... and yummy too... loved the recipe
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schmetterlingwords said...

These Moong balls are a relish. Tasty and healthy tea time snack. Thank you for linking to Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

Julie said...

Perfect protein pack n guilt free snack with moong n paneer,lovely tea time snack :D
Cook in any recipe with Cilantro/Cumin as one of the main ingredients & rush it in my EP Series-Herbs n Spices
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Sudha said...

Hello Sobha,
I have 'tagged' you in my post and would love to have you come over and take a look:)Hope it will be fun for you!!Do stop by!
http://witwokandwisdom.blogspot.com/2012/03/of-tags-and-awards-and-much-delayed-ode.html

Cheers,
Sudha

sangee vijay said...

very interesting one...stuffing sounds so yummy n healthy...thanks for linking to the event!
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Sushma Mallya said...

WOnderful recipe...looks so yumm !

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

healthy snacks combo....

Vardhini said...

Healthy and tasty too. Love the combo. Thx for linking to the event.

Sravs said...

Very interesting snack !! looks wonderful !!

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Hema said...

Healthy and superb, nice idea Sobha..

Pari said...

Good use of the left over, v. nutritive.


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Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. Nice combination.. Looks delicious !!
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Prathibha said...

Nice n different recipe

Shobha Kamath said...

Simply delicious looking snack!

Kaveri said...

A very interesting recipe Sobha...Must try this combo of Paneer and Moong.

Maayeka said...

delicious and innovative recipe.loved it..
Anjana

Treat and Trick said...

Healthy combo and so appetizing!

bwl said...

Yummy!!!! Bookmarked the site…
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SouthIndianHome said...

Different and delicious recipe

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love these delectable looking balls....

cooking varieties (wan) said...

hi sobha, an innovative recipe.
but we dont have paneer here.
have a nice day

Ganga Sreekanth said...

adipoli snack dear.....

Umm Mymoonah said...

Almost like a bonda but very nutritious and much more better. Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels :)

Asmita said...

Delicious recipe!

manjooo said...

that is really nice snack!!

Rinku Naveen said...

Never tried this combo. Looks too yumm. Will surely try it.

Sowmya said...

A great idea for a healthy and hearty snack! Am sure to try it out!

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The Yogi Vegetarian said...

What yummy little snacks you have created! I have an award waiting for you on my blog; drop by anytime from 10:00am (BST) Friday to get it :)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

this is so inspiring, a lovely innovation!

CaySera said...

ooo those bites look yummy!

Kavi said...

Sooooper recipe!
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