I have been so excited to share this recipe with you all! Another experiment while in quarantine- Domino's style Zingy paneer parcel. Not only is the resemblance uncanny but it also tastes exactly similar and if I may say, even better. Soft and light homemade bread rolls stuffed with zingy paneer filling. These parcels are light, soft, cheesy, garlicky and so good! Serve these hot right out of the oven , will just melt in mouth.
You guys are going to love this recipe - a must try! I say 'must try' because its unbelievably easy to make and I guarantee that you won't mess it up. These are impressive, fancy but so simple to make. Baked to perfection and tastes divine- perfect accompaniment to your dinner table or when you have gatherings with friends and relatives.
These parcels have a beautiful golden crust on outside but pillowy soft inside. What I love about these parcels is how easily these come together. Perfect to try right now for your family and get them all excited. These will also be great as an appetizer for your future get together s or house parties. Bonus point is these heat beautifully in OTG and microwave. You can make them in advance and store in refrigerator for upto two days.
We made these Zingy paneer parcels for my brother-in-laws birthday and little did we know that they will turn out so amazing. There are two main elements here - dough and paneer filling. Recipe starts by preparing the dough which is pretty similar to my Basic pizza dough recipe. Unlike pizza dough, this dough needs to be proved for minimum of 4 hours ( More you prove it, the better. We did it for about 8-10 hours and I can't tell you how amazing these parcels tasted). Second element is the easy paneer filling which tastes tangy, spicy, creamy all at the same time. Cubes of paneer are marinated in in a mixture of mayo, mustard, sriracha and other ingredients.
Once dough has risen, roll out dough, fold edges to form a triangle and then add paneer filling before clipping all the sides together to pack the parcel. Then just brush with garlic butter and bake in oven! I mean the smell that will waft from your oven will be just wonderful. I also brush little garlic butter again once they are baked to add that gorgeous shine on the parcels.
Dominos style Zingy Paneer parcels - soft, buttery, cheesy and so delicious
Serving : Makes about 8 parcels
3 cups plain flour
1+1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp yeast+ 1/4th cup warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
3/4th cup warm water
2 tsp dried herbs (optional)
2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
1 Tbsp cooking oil/olive oil
200 gm paneer- cubed
3 Tbsp mayo
2 Tbsp chili mayo
1 tsp sriracha sauce
2 tsp mustard sauce
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/4th tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp lemon juice
Red Jalapeno (optional)
salt to taste
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp dried herbs
4-5 cloves garlic- grated
pinch of salt
In a very small bowl, mix sugar and yeast with 1/4th cup lukewarm water and set aside for 15 mins.
In another big bowl, mix plain flour, salt, dried herbs and garlic powder properly.
Make a well in center and add frothy yeast and then also add rest of the water slowly and start preparing the dough.
Once dough has been prepared, work it on your kitchen slab for a while with your hand so that it is smooth and develops gluten. Final dough should be soft and smooth. (It's very imp that you work the dough for 10 mins to make it smooth)
Now grease the same bowl with oil and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with a cloth and set aside for at-least 4 hours to prove.
In a bowl, add mayo, chili mayo, sriracha, turmeric, dried herbs, salt, lemon juice, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and jalapenos and mix together. Taste and adjust the flavor to your liking.
Add cubed paneer in the marinade and let sit for at-least 30 minutes for paneer to absorb the flavors.
Assembling and baking
After 4 hours, divide the dough into 8 portions and start preparing parcels. (Don't punch out the air)
Roll out each dough into roundlets, a little smaller chapati (medium size and semi-thick) and fold the edges over to form a triangle. Seal the edges properly by pressing with hand. (Illustrated in the picture below)
Next, add 4-5 pieces of marinated paneer in the center and top with grated cheese.
Now bring all three sides together and fold over each other and press with your hands lightly so the sides are packed together.
Brush with garlic butter and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until done or slightly golden in color.
Brush with melted garlic butter again once they are out of oven and serve hot.
If you don’t have chilli mayo, just add more regular mayo + extra chilli powder.
If you don’t have sriracha, add Chinese style red chilli sauce
If you give this recipe a go, don't forget to take a picture and tag #fascinatingfoodworld on Instagram.
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