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
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)
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
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
Bon Viviant Moments#2- Savory by Sumee