Last week, everyday I forgot to get my wife what she asked for. I would come home empty handed to Dee who would open the door, expecting a bunch of mint…and there I would stand my laptop case in hand, and sorry about my amnesia. So sunday afternoon both of us went hunting for mint. Not in the Asian Market..couldnt find it in Safeway or the walmart neighbourhood….looked for it in every aisle in fry’s. I was about to give up, but Dee, determined as she is, got the lady in the produce section to find out a small box of it.
Guess what….with Paneer at home, I remembered these simple, easy to make and awesome tikkis I had once in a seaside resort back in Chennai. With a weekend full of work, I wanted to compensate for Dee’s cooking during the weekend with this nice Pudina Paneer tikkis served piping hot with sweet’n'sour Date & Tamarind chutney and volunteered to post it too.
1 cup crumbled paneer
2 tablespoons corn flour
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 green chilli finely chopped
1 teaspoon chat masala or garam masala (optional)
Salt according to one’s taste
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl , keep wetting your hands to roll the paneer into rounds and flatten them like tikkis. Its important to wet your hands, otherwise its difficult to make the tikkis
Heat a tawa and add a tablespoon of oil and pan fry the tikkis until brown on both sides.
These can crumble , so handle with care ! Serve immediately and enjoy them with sweet and sour tamarind chutney or green chutney!
This goes to Herb Mania – Mint . Last day for entries is tomorrow .