These paneer and pilau rice fritters make for the perfect Indian inspired starter, snack or even as Asian style tapas. I've teamed up with Veetee rice to great creative in the kitchen, featuring their super convenient rice flavours as the star ingredient. Made from pilau rice, scatterings of paneer and peas, they're so simple to make, easy to adjust spice levels and are vegetarian and gluten free too. I've teamed the crunchy fritters with a cool and zesty lemon, mint and yogurt dip - with the fresh flavours bringing out the warm Indian spices.
For the fritters (Makes 10-12)
♥ 280g Veetee pilau rice
♥ 50g peas, cooked
♥ 1 tsp cumin
♥ 1 tsp chilli powder
♥ 2 tsp garam masala
♥ 1 tbsp fresh coriander
♥ 100g paneer cheese, chopped into small cubes
♥ Two eggs
♥ 2 tbsp cornflour
♥ Salt and pepper
♥ 200ml sunflower or vegetable oil
For the lemon and mint dip
♥ 75g natural yogurt
♥ Juice of half a lemon
♥ Handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
Step two. Add in the paneer, eggs and cornflour as well as salt and pepper to season.
Step four. Whilst this is heating up, combine the dip ingredients so they are ready to serve.
Tip: When you think the oil might be hot enough, drop in a grain of rice. If it started to immediately fry - it's ready to go!
Step five. Carefully spoon in a large teaspoon of the ingredients and fry the fritters in batches. Lay on kitchen towel to absorb any excess grease.
Serve up immediately with the dip - in pretty bowls of course!
What are your favourite rice recipes? Or perhaps a go-to Indian inspired snack or starter? Find more inspiration over at Veetee's recipe page!
And find more fab rice recipes ideas from others in the Veetee community...
Baked Rice Samosas - Fuss Free Flavours
Indonesian Fried Rice - Nasi Goreng - Supergolden Bakes
Wholegrain Rice, Quinoa, and Vegetable Bites - Utterly Scrummy
Yoghurt & Rice Cake - Kavey Eats
Sticky Brown Sugar Glaze Pork with New Orleans Style Rice - Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary
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