Puff Pastry Paneer Pinwheels


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Appetizers are a great way to entice guests at a party, or when you call friends for a brief chit-chat. And if you are looking for ideas, these deliciously good-looking Paneer Pinwheels(Palmiers) may just be the the starters you were searching for! Made with Pepperidge Farm's Puff Pastry sheets, they are extremely simple to assemble, and need no preparation time, except thawing the pastry sheets. I made mine with the ever-fascinating Paneer, Cilantro Pesto, or chutney, some herbs, seasonings and a generous helping of Cheese. Baked in less than 20 mins, these Paneer Pinwheels are a great treat when served hot or cold, with any dipping sauce that you fancy.

Ingredients
Makes about 24 pinwheels

One package (2 sheets) frozen PepperidgeFarm Puff Pastry
1 cup shredded paneer (how to make paneer at home)
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1/2 cup green cilantro chutney (or basil pesto) (recipe here)
4 tbsp shredded cheese
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried garlic & herb flakes (optional)

Method
Mix the Paneer with the shredded cheese and the garlic & herb flakes, toss around and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to assemble the pinwheels.

Thaw the puff pastry at room temperature for about 30 minutes, or until defrosted and easy to unfold. Gently unfold the 2 sheets on 2 separate baking trays, on a lightly floured surface.

Apply a thin layer of olive oil to the sheets with a brush.

Now remove the Paneer mixture from the fridge. Spread a generous serving of the Green Cilantro Chutney evenly over the pastry sheet, leaving a 1/2 inch border on all 4 sides. Top this with a serving of ketchup; spread gingerly with a spoon.

Now sprinkle half of the paneer-cheese mixture on top of the sauces. Roll up the pastry length-wise, slowly balancing on both sides with your fingers and form a puff-pastry roll.

Use gentle pressure to seal the edges tightly; you can use a little more oil or egg-wash if you like to seal the borders where they meet up. Now cover the roll with a plastic-wrap. Repeat the same with the other pastry sheet, cover with a plastic wrap, and refrigerate both the rolls for at least 30-40 mins, until they become a bit hard and easy to handle.

Now remove from the fridge and using a sharp, serrated knife, slice the rolls to make 1/2-inch thick pinwheels.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange the pinwheels, cut side down, on 2 baking sheets lined with wax paper; leave ample room between them to allow to expand a little.

Apply some egg wash or light oil on the surface of each wheel and Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and a little puffed-up.

Serve these delicious Paneer Pinwheels (Palmiers) straight out from the oven, with a side order of Sweet & Sour Tamarind Chutney.

Related Recipes
Paneer & Sundried Tomato Muffins
Colorful Tirangi Dhokla Sandwich
Paneer Tikka with Mango Dressing
Vegetable Bread Baskets


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29 comments :

zobars said...

Wow this is a wonderful recipe. i will try it out soon and let you know how I did. thanks again for sharing.

Priya Sriram said...

Lovely presentation!

Snooky doodle said...

great idea! and they look so so good !!

Asha said...

Easiest and most delicious! Perfect looking wheels! :)

It's snowing here today, yay!

Sunshinemom said...

Scrumptious, Mansi!!

Happy cook said...

I love these and my guests seems to love them too.
These ones loks yumm.

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Looks Yumm..Puffs are my favourite, especially in this weather..

Indhu said...

yummy looking :)
nice picture!

Shifali said...

Loved your recipe. It's very unique and with paneer and chutney....a great combination.

Superchef said...

love anythign made with puff pastry..

Mansi said...

glad these were loved by so many of u! my hubby just loves them too, so I know I'll be making these quite often:)

Dragon said...

Wonderful recipe! They look so yummy.

Mrs.Kannan said...

Mansi..That one was a great idea of using puff pastry...I am tired of making samasos and puffs using pastry sheet..Should try this one...Lovely recipe

Priyanka said...

Happy new year Mansi...thats a pretty cool party recipe

Maya said...

Easy to make and easy to eat ;)

Priya said...

Wonderful n delicious recipe..

A_and_N said...

Hey :) we did this just last week and I loved it. This is a regular at my place too!

Shreya said...

looks so delicious...

Fearless Kitchen said...

What a great hors d'oeuvre!

Mallika said...

What a wonderful recipe! I wish I had seen this before I decided on party snacks for my birthday extravaganza...

Sandhya said...

These are wonderful, not much different than making puff pastries, but the presentation is different!
I am going to try soon!

Lisa said...

Amazing. What a fancy treat and they include paneer too!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

This is a fun recipe. It's a great appetizer. There isn't much that puff pastry can't improve.

Kalai said...

To think that I've been craving puff pastry and come upon this awesome recipe! You rock, Mansi! :)

Mansi said...

Thanks a bunch guys! you all rock for being such amazing friends and food-lovers!!:) glad everyone loved the recipe!

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Cris said...

Hi Mansi! It looks beautiful! I have a question, would you happen to know how to make guava curd? Thanks...

katiez said...

Pinwheels! What a wonderful idea... They sound delicious and look pretty, what more can one ask!

Rumela said...

Yum,Yum and YUM!!!!! I love paneer so much. How nice your puff pastry recipes. this is such a nice and interesting recipe. I ve never heard of it before but sounds delicious. i ll make this weekend when my hubby will be at home. thank you for shearing your post.