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Paneer/Cottage Cheese Crescents


Paneer / Cottage Cheese Crescents, .a few days ago while pouring milk to boil ....I accidently poured one packet of curd instead of milk into the pan.....two packets of milk plus one packet of curd....all this happened in the morning rush hour...

and when my loud oh! nooooo! exclamations came from the kitchen hubby dear looked into the matter....when he heard what happened....you should have seen his face....all smiles.....because he loves paneer more than anything else.....my mom-in-law used to say that as a young boy...whenever she makes paneer and leave it to set.....Homey used to sneak and have his full of raw paneer....by the time she comes to cook dinner....there will be only the cloth without the paneer!!!. So you can imagine his happiness when I told him that I poured curd accidently into the milk...I could see the twinkle in his eyes....when I started to turn them into paneer.

Now both my kids don't like paneer....so when I saw these at Roxana's space I had thought it will be an excellent idea to make my kids have paneer.....and they did love it....thanks Roxana for sharing this lovely recipe.


I got this much paneer from 1 litre milk and 1/2 litre curd.

Ingredients:
Paneer/cottage cheese: About 200 g.
Lukewarm water/milk: 1 cup.
Sugar: 1/2 tbsp.
Instant yeast: 2 tsp.
Olive oil/melted butter: 2 tbsp.
Plain flour: 4 cups.
Salt: 1/2 tsp.

For garnishing: Half beaten egg, chopped coriander leaves or dried herbs, and little garam masala to sprinkle (instead of egg you can also brush with melted butter).

Method:
1. I put the paneer into my mixer jar along with the lukewarm water, yeast, oil, salt, sugar and gave it a nice blend. Pour this into the flour.

2. I mixed it with my hand to make it into a smooth dough and let the dough sit for about 1-11/2 hours or until it doubles its size....cover it with a wet cloth. In two steps the dough is ready!!!

3. It doubled up.

4. I divided the dough into two and roll out into a circle. Cut each circle into 8 triangles.

5. Roll it with your finger tips into crescents.

5. Place them on a baking sheets. Leave again to rest at room temperature for 30 min.

6. Meanwhile preheat the oven, just before baking give them an egg wash and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and garam masala (or any dry herbs like Roxana did). I wanted to make it Indianised so I opted for coriander leaves/Cilantro and garam masala for the flavour......the result was YUM!!

7. Bake them until golden.

Enjoy with just about anything!!!


Comments

  1. WOW nisa your crescents have turned out as good as roxana's.. can't take my eyes off them.

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  2. Wow This is beautiful. I am making paneer too just now but I am not sure i will be able bake like you.It seems to be my weak spot these days.

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  3. Archana, you really should try ur hand at baking dear....

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  4. Wow..I can imagine how tender n light they must be..perfect shape n texture..very professionally done!

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

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  5. wonderful cresents.toogud to hav it

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  6. Wow looks delicious and inviting,adipoli dear.

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  7. Thanks for your support I am still holding on to my chocolate cake that burnt. I need to shake my memory and clean the mould before I make something in the oven. But rest assured I will bake.
    what the h222! I am not letting 1 cake put me off.

    Have March problems approaching so things are pretty bad rt now.

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  8. Looks delicious and home made are the best...

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  9. This looks like perfectly made crescents. Looks very nice and inviting

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Tremendous crescents, simply delicious and prefectly baked..

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  11. Wow this looks awesome and delicious crescents.....

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  12. Wow...nicely photographed....will try this recipe

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  13. Hi first time on your blog - I love that you made your own Croissants - I am totally bookmarking this for immediate future trial :)
    I usually buy low fat Pillsbury -Here is a recipe I created with them - http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2010/11/spicy-sweet-potato-stuffed-croissant.html

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  14. Nisa, your crescents turned out so beautiful. They all look the same, you made them just like a professional. I'm so jealous now.
    Thanks for trying this recipe. You made my evening :)

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  15. Those crescents turned out so pretty. I bet they were really moist and tasted great.

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  16. perfectly shaped & baked crescents..& snaps too!

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  17. These crescents look delicious and fluffy. This is such an easy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  18. thats an interesting recipe. With a look never thought it would be paneer. Nice shape. I think it would be hard for me to draft shapes :)

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  19. I just went to the pantry to check my ingredients, I will be making this for the week end. This recipe is awesome and you photos just invite me to enjoy these treats. Thank you for bringing these to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  20. These are beautiful as is your blog. I'll be back to visit again. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. These crescents look so delicious...I will give them a try. Blessings, Catherine

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  22. Me again! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe. These are just too delicious! I'm featuring it today. I'd love for you to stop by :)
    Katie

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  23. These look wonderfully delicious - Thanks for your nice comment at my blog and for letting me know you were sharing the brownie treats today. Awesome! =)

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  24. Wow, these look amazing. I just made paneer for the first time last week and couldn't believe how easy it is.

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  25. Heavenly!!! Simply heavenly!

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  26. What beautiful golden crescents. These must have been so yum.

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  27. Congratulations, you are featured on Full Plate Thursday 3-3-11. You are welcome to stop by and pick up your Red Plate. Hope to see you soon!

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  28. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing.

    Its looks so perfect, step-by-step snaps adds beautiful touch to the post.

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  30. @ Miz Helen, thank you for featuring me this week. friends do visit her space for more yummy treats.
    http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/full-plate-thursday-3-3-11.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/VLEOK+(Miz+Helen's+Country+Cottage)

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  31. wndrful recipe..happy followin u..

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  32. I made these beauties of course since I am not confident abt baking the way things are going these days I tried just plain bread dough and my kids loved them. Will try next time with paneer. Can I use your recipe? Of course I will be giving you the credit as well as link it to ur recipe.
    Thanks

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  33. Nisa I made these again and daughter's comment was WOW!! That is high praise indeed.

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  34. @Archana, thanks a lot dear for trying out...regards to my latest admirer, your little princess.

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