That is what this was supposed to be. Paneer Pinwheels. And since so many of you have asked me for it, I have to write out the recipe.
I had planned to make this ever since I saw the recipe on showmethecurry.com. I wanted a large enough gathering to feed, because I did not want to be scoffing all of them myself, you see. Daughter’s birthday party seemed perfect – loads of guinea pigs to be experimented on.
I made one batch on saturday evening to check if it were doable. I followed the recipe with a few changes of my own.
Puff Pastry sheet – 392 gms. There was one sheet in the pack. I used the chilled variety, so did not need to thaw it out. Just used it directly.
Paneer – One store bought block- 9oz approximately
Oil – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp or to taste
Chat Masala – 1/2 tsp
Amchoor – 1/4 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Corainder leaves – a handful, chopped
Green chutney – I had some on hand and decided to use it.
Grate/crumble the paneer. I grated it. Mix everything together except the oil.
Heat a pan, and stir fry the mixture in the oil, for about a minute, until all the masalas are well combined. Remove from heat.
Roll out the pastry sheet a bit, after dusting the surface with a little all purpose flour.
Spread the chutney, a very thin layer to avoid making the pastry sheet soggy.
Spread the entire paneer mixture over the whole pastry sheet.
Roll the pastry sheet gently, but firmly until you have a nice firm log. Use a little water to seal the end of the sheet firmly. I popped the prepared log into the freezer for a few minutes before cutting it up into equal sized slices, and baked them for about 15 minutes at 400 deg F. You need to keep checking it. Remove once nice and golden.
Let it cool, and bite in :)
I made the first batch with puff pastry block, instead of sheets, and while the taste was just as good, it was more labor intensive. Sheets were much easier.
You could also use other stuffings, although I haven’t tried it yet. Do let me know if you guys try it with other stuffings.