Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe

Fusion recipe with a Mangalorean ghee roast of paneer, broccoli, soy chunks filled into the wheat pockets. Make these delicious snacks for evening and serve it with tea or coffee.

Pooja Pandit
Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe
537 ratings.

Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe is a fusion recipe that is similar to paratha pockets. Ghee roast recipes is a famous and traditional Mangalorean recipe. Here I have followed the ghee roast cooking but have included a wonderful and nutritional twist of including healthy broccoli, soy chunks and paneer as a filling.

Mangalorean Ghee roast recipes with chicken and prawns are quite common. Also is the plain paneer paratha. Thought of adding something healthy and which kids generally refuse to eat broccoli or soy chunks, to the ghee roast recipe and giving it a twist by stuffing it in a whole wheat paratha pocket.

So, here I have added broccoli and soya chunks to paneer ghee roast. This experiment turned out a winner as my kids too, who simply refuse to eat the above two items, absolutely loved the ghee roast pockets!

Serve Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe and tomato ketchup for an after school snack or it can make into kids snack box too.

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150 gm Broccoli makes about 3/4 cup after chopping finely.

Cuisine: Fusion
Course: Snack
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

40 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

80 M


8-10 Servings


    For the Ghee Roast stuffing:
  • 300 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut to cubes
  • 150 grams Broccoli , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Soy Chunks (Nuggets) , soaked for 15 minutes in hot water
  • Dry spices for roasting:
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 6 Byadagi Dried Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 12 Curry leaves
  • 10 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tamarind
  • 2 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • Ghee , to roast, as needed
  • Salt , to taste
  • Water , as needed to cook
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • For the paratha pockets :
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Sunflower Oil , to knead
  • Water , to knead

How to make Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe

  1. To begin making Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe, first and foremost, knead the dough for the paratha pockets and keep aside. 

  2. The next step is to soak the red chillies in hot water for about 20 minutes.

  3. Then soak the soya chunks in hot water for about 10-15 minutes. 

  4. Heat 1 teaspoon ghee in a kadai and roast the coriander seeds, cumin, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, peppercorns, fennel seeds, curry leaves till they turn aromatic. 

  5. Cool and grind together with drained red chillies, garlic cloves, and tamarind and salt using sufficient water to get a thick paste.

  6. Take half the masala mixture and mix with curd in a bowl. Add the paneer cubes and marinade it and keep aside.

  7. Drain the soya chunks, wash thoroughly with fresh water and squeeze tightly to drain out any water. Pulse in a mixer grinder to get a minced soy. 

  8. Shallow fry the marinated paneer in hot ghee till roasted on both sides, in a shallow frying pan. 

  9. In the same pan, add more ghee if required and add fennel seeds and chopped onions to it. Saute till onions turn translucent.

  10. Add the soya mince and the minced broccoli. Stir on high flame for a few minutes. 

  11. Add the remaining ground masala and saute. 

  12. Add very little water, a few teaspoons to cook the vegetables. Keep stirring on high flame. 

  13. Mince the roasted paneer with your fingers and add to above mixture. Add salt to taste. Add red chilli powders and mix well. Once the mixture is dry, switch off the heat. Cool the mixture. 

To make the Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets
  1. Start rolling the parathas so as to get large squares. 

  2. Cut into four equal parts.Spread sufficient filling one one part leaving about a centimeter space on all four sides. You can do these pockets of the size that is convenient to you.

  3. Now place the other part on the stuffed one carefully and seal from all four sides. Make a pattern on all four sides using the back of a fork. 

  4. Roast on a hot griddle using ghee, till crisp on both sides. 

  5. Serve Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe and tomato ketchup for an after school snack or it can make into kids snack box too.

Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking

Last Modified On Monday, 25 March 2019 16:45
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