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Paneer Spring Rolls

| March 14, 2013 Comment

paneer spring rolls

These crunchy Paneer Spring Rolls are a vegetarian/vegan snack sure to please kids and adults. Though they take a while to make, they’re well worth it. Filled with paneer (cottage cheese) and vegetables of your choice, these rolls make a healthy snack, despite being deep-fried.

Paneer or cottage cheese is a great way to get your calcium.

Servings: 6-8 (makes 12-15)
Cooking Time: 45-60 minutes


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder, a pinch
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying

For Filling

  • 1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese), grated
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup bell-pepper, cut into 1/2-inch long thin strips
  • 1 tbsp peas, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (coriander leaves), finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp lime/lemon juice (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix the flours along with a little salt and red chilli powder with enough water into a smooth dough. Brush with a little oil and cover and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet. If using fresh peas, saute the peas until almost tender.
  3. Add the cabbage, carrot, and bell-pepper, along with salt and chilli powder and stir-fry for a minutes.
  4. Add the paneer and stir for a couple of seconds. Remove in a plate and let cool to room temperature. Stir in the the lime juice and cilantro.
  5. Divide the dough into 1-inch diameter balls. Take a dough ball and roll on a floured surface into a very thin roti/tortilla (the thinner, the better, so when fried they become crunchy.) Cut the edges out to make a large rectangle (about 5-6 inches long and 4-inches wide), and cut the roti into 2 squares. Place 2 tsp of the vegetable and paneer filling on a square roti and roll it. Seal the edges and repeat with the remaining square.
  6. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the paneer spring rolls until lightly golden and place on a wire rack or phulka grill to cool.
  7. Repeat with the remaining spring rolls.
  8. Re-fry all the paneer spring rolls until golden and let cool a bit.
  9. Serve the rolls warm with tea or coffee.

Category: Vegan Appetizer Recipes, Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes, Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes - No-Onion No-Garlic

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