Paneer Pockets


Another new creation – now I had many ideas and ask the kids what they prefered – here were the choices! Paneer in pastry like a pie, Paneer in a pocket like a calzone or Paneer in yorkshire puddings…..IMG_4124

They picked to have the paneer in a pocket! Then came more decisions on what type of dough? So I decided to use a basic wholemeal pizza dough recipe.IMG_4127


These are great quick ( Only took me about an hour) to make these little vegetarian guys! Perfect way to get in all the food groups into a meal with protein, dairy, healthy carbs and vegetables! Now if I was food retailer I would sell these kid friendly pockets in my freezer section!IMG_4125

200g Whole meal flour
1 Tsp Yeast
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
150ml Water
3 Garlic cloves
Rapeseed Oil
200g Paneer
1/2 Can Sweetcorn
1 Tsp turmeric
1 Tsp Chilli Powder
1 Tsp Ground coriander
1 Ts[ Ground Cummin
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Sugar


Add whole meal flour, yeast and salt to a mixing bowl and mix all the dry ingredients togetherIMG_4110

Add the oil and warm water and mixed until forms a dough, knead for a further 3-5 minutes.IMG_4111

Cover with cling film and allow to prove for a minimum of 30 minutes in a warm place.IMG_4103

Mean while, heat some oil and add minced or chopped garlic and fry for about a minute.IMG_4104

Stir in the onions and pepper and cook for a further minute.IMG_4105

Stir in paneer and continue to fry for another 1-2 minutes.IMG_4107

Add spices and sweet cornIMG_4108

Stir in and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.IMG_4116After 15 minutes turn off the heat and set aside.


The dough will have increased in size ( 30 mins – about 1 1/2 the size and 1 hour 2x the size) Ideally you want to allow to prove for an hour, but I was running out of time as my daughter had football training so allowed it to prove for only 30 minutes.


Knead and knock out the air, divide into 8 pieces.IMG_4114

Roll out each dough piece on a floured surface until a few millimeters thick.IMG_4117

Add the paneer fillingIMG_4119

Fold over the dough and crimp together to seal.IMG_4120

Place onto an oiled baking tray and spray a little oil on the pockets.IMG_4122

Bake for 10-15 minutes at 220c until the pocket is browned.IMG_4123

Serve hot IMG_4129


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