Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Oven Baked Paneer Shingaras





A Shingara is a Bengali samosa, consisting of vegetables such as cauliflower or potatoes, all nicely spiced, wrapped in a triangular pastry, and deep fried.


But, I didn't make these - the traditional way. Here's how I made them....

Ingredients:

For Shingaras

1 cup All purpose flour
3 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
Oil

For Paneer Filling

1 cup Grated Paneer
1/2 cup boiled Potato - grated
Salt - to taste
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric
2 Green Chillies - finely chopped
Fresh Cilantro leaves - chopped

Preparation:

For a detailed pictorial version of making Shingaras: Click here.

and the paneer filling is made by mixing all the ingredients listed above.

Verdict:

Instead of deep frying these Shingaras, I oven baked them and served with some tamarind chutney. Preheat the oven for 400 deg and then on a baking sheet, arrange the prepared Shingaras, reduce the oven temperature to 300 deg and bake for about 45 mins. Look for them at regular intervals and flip them as and when necessary.

The oven baked Shingaras were very crispy and yummy. But, I must confess that I like the deep fried version more... Oh gosh, what about the extra calories?? Guess, I have to exercise a bit more to afford them!..:D.



Off these go to Sandeepa's RCI:Bengal event..:)

- Siri

10 comments :

  1. Hi Siri, I have some catching up to do here I can see! The baked shingaras look really tasty and crisp, perfect snack on a night like tonight! That was a sweet post you made about blogger appreciation day -- I didn't know of any such thing! Hope you enjoy lots more blogging fun :)

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  2. Hey, baked shingaras looks great, very tempting. Very nice entry siri:)))

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  3. Delicious. Love the idea of baking them

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  4. Thanks Siri,for give us a idea of making singara like this.

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  5. WOW! Making a samosas from scratch! You are truly outdoing yourself chica. Keep them coming.

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  6. Mmmmmmmmmmm....great entry. Yeah baking them does make you guilt free don't they :)
    Thanks for such a delish entry

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  7. They look so wonderfully crispy, Siri! Nice entry! :)

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  8. Oven baked...mmm no reason why I shouldn't try this !! :)Good entry.

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  9. How do you show "drool" 100 times over without smileys! So when can i expect a parcel? today or tomorrow...?

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  10. oooooh! pass me one pass me one! or two :D

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