Matar Paneer ki shaami!

Vegetarian shaamis are great hit with my family. So whenever my fridge is full of frozen peas I make them once in a while.

These are quite heavy but very crispy from outside and spicy from inside indeed.


6 Medium potatoes – boiled and mashed

2 Cups peas – boiled and mashed

2 Cups paneer(unsalted) – crushed and mashed

1/4 Cup grated fresh ginger

1/4 Cup mix of fresh garlic and green chillies paste

1/4 Cup dry coriander powder

1 Tbsp Black pepper powder

1 Cup Corn starch

1 Tsp baking soda

1/4 Cup lemon juice

Salt according to taste

For filling in –

1 Cup mix of green coriander,green chillies and fresh mint leaves

For frying –

6-8 cups of refind oil

4 Tbsps of desi ghee(clarified butter)

Method –

1- Mix all together except filling in material.

2- Sit in one place and start mashing the material for 8-10 minutes by hands.

3- Keep the material in fridge for 2-3 hours and again mash it for 2-3 minutes this time.

4- Now make round and little (yes little) flatten balls and keep 2-3 pinches of filling material inside and close them.

5- Heat oil and desi ghee mix in heavy bottom pan on high.

6- Lower the heat to the minimum.

7- Start frying two at a time. Fry till little dark golden brown.

6- Tastes best with Heinz tomato ketchup or green coriander chutney.

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