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Friday, January 4, 2013

Cheese-Capsicum Pockets



Well, how time flies. It seems just yesterday that I learnt to prepare rotis ( flat breads ) only after my marriage from my maid servant. And now I don't shy away from making chapatis, parathas and what not with flour ! The main motive behind food blogging is to share with everyone the tasty dishes with which you could create a smile in the people you care about. This cheese capsicum pocket is a great snack as they are best consumed during evening with a cuppa. As there is cheese fillings it takes care of the hunger between lunchtime and dinner. Tried it out with my guests many times who seemed to love the taste. Hope you too like them.

Ingredients:
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 cup chopped Capsicum
1-2 Green chillies, diced
1/4 cup grated Carrot
1/4 tsp of Pepper powder
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Chilly flakes
Salt to taste

For outer coating:
2 cups All purpose flour
Pinch of Baking powder
Pinch of Ajwain (carrom seeds)
3 tbsp melted ghee
1/2 cup Warm water( or may be little more than that)
Pinch of Salt

Oil for deep frying 

Method:
First take a mixing bowl and put together all dry ingredients, add ghee and mix thoroughly. Add water little by little and make a soft, pliable dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth, then with a large utensil and let it sit for 20 minutes.

For the stuffing put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Now divide the dough into two equal parts, roll it into a 8 "diameter circle. Cut into 3" squares from that rolled dough. You will get approximately 6 squares, cut off excess dough and save it for later use. Place the cut out squares on parchment paper or any other non stick surface. Cover with damp cloth otherwise dough will become dry. Repeat this process till you get all in pairs.

 Now pour 1 tbsp cheese mixture over one square and wet the edges by dipping index finger in water. Place the other square over it and sea the edges by gently pressing it down. Now take a fork and slightly press it on the edges to give the final touch. 

Heat oil in skillet and slid 2-3 cheese pockets and deep fry till golden brown. Do that in batches and place them on paper tissue to soak the excess oil. You can serve them with ketchup or have it just like that. 
You can also Bake them instead of deep frying. Just place an aluminium foil on tray and brush the cheese-capsicum pockets with butter and bake at 160 Degrees Celsius for 10-12 minutes, until light browned.





39 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you...
    These look very tempting Deepa...Cheese and capsicum make a great combo

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  2. wow this looks great. Nice try. BTW who was holding the pocket while clicking this?

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  3. wah deepa kya baat hai.. this is so yummy and diff taste and diff shape

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  4. Wow these look so delicious...can I a pocket pls..:)

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  5. perfect pocket
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks a ton di for sharing this lajabaab veggie dish..... I was thinking to approach u personally to get some ideas for snacks for kitty party.... And suddenly i came up with this recipe ...... Will definitely include this as one of my items :) . Amrita

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  7. wow, looks delicious and well presented.
    Let me know if you have a recipe on pasta or spaghetti, I will publish in my Dine and share magazine

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  9. sorry, please ignore previous comment, my blog is at http://dnsmag.blogspot.in

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  10. wow looks so yumm.. love these pockets..

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  11. Crispy on the outside with gooey cheese on the inside... Yum!! Perfect snack for a cold evening..

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  12. Yummy pockets, cant resist to them..Its raining here,wish to get some pockets to munch with a cup of tea.

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  13. Happy new year. Look yum. Share some please.

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  14. So tempting and so professional looking!!! bookmarking it!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - SYF&HWS - Ginger

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  15. awesome hai ekdum... i always keep looknig for snacky ideas.. and i am going to try this..

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  16. mmmm..... pockets look delicious and a perfect tea time snack and will also be loved by kids. Last snap looks super good.

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  17. Wow! I really like those neatly cut slices of dough. Flaky and perfect looking cheese capsicum pockets!

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  18. Yummy pockets,great snack dear,thanks for sharing

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  19. wow....it looks so scrumptious!

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  20. Happy New Year Deepa ! the last pic is calling my name ! very cheesy and irresistable pockets

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  21. Ur crust looks like storebought!perfect!

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  22. Wow sounds delicious....Have to tried baking them??

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  23. These aren't looking like home made but they like store bought one..
    http://www.pepperbowl.blogspot.com

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  24. lovely pockets. I made it with paneer and peas, yours tempts me a lot. Happy new year. Bhalo theko.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/runner-beans-shim-bharta.html

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  25. Too tempting Deeps!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. Deeps looks so professional :-) lovely clicks and tempting

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  27. Happy new year !looks lovely !!nice and spicy

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  28. hi deeps...yaar gr8 one.... will deep fry it....love it

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  29. I like the filling first. Lovely appetizer. Truly tempting.

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  30. the last picture is tempting me so much Deepa!

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