Peas & Paneer Wonton Cigars

“Brother to the spring roll
Cousin to the taquito,
This little wrapped bundle
Has much to show.
Enveloping the basic
Matar paneer from home,
Fresh, crisp, flavorful
You’d definitely need more. ”
Take a quick dip
And eat with pride,
But don’t devour the whole tray
Remember, it’s a side.”
8-10 wonton wrappers
1 cup fresh homemade paneer (cottage cheese) – go here for recipe
¼ cup frozen peas
½ teaspoon garlic ginger paste
½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup red onions, diced
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon dry mango powder
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin and garlic ginger paste and cook till the seeds begin to splutter. Add the remaining ingredients (except the wonton wrappers!) and cook on medium flame for a few minutes, till the tomatoes begin to break down. We don’t need to ovecook this, as it’ll be baked later.
Brush some oil on both sides of the wonton wrappers. Put a teaspoon of the paneer mixture in the center and fold one side over it. Fold the adjacent sides in and then complete the roll by folding the open side over.
Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes, till the cigars are crisp on the edges. Cool slightly and serve with a yogurt sriracha dip.