Cheese Corn Pani Puri Shots
Presenting this fusion recipe of Indian Street Food Pani Puri with Italian Seasoning; Cheese Corn Pani Puri Shots. These are bite-size Pani Puri stuffed with corn and peppers which look delectable and will make for an eye-catching starter for any party or dinner at home. One simply cannot stop having enough of panipuri in one lifetime, at least I cannot as I polish off at least 20-30 at one go.
Traditional Pani Puri
India’s favourite chaat has always enjoyed a special place in street food in the north and now has stormed the traditional South Indian bastion. The crispy round puri stuffed with potato, imli chutney and spicy flavoured water, packs in a punch and bursts into a shower of flavours the moment it enters your mouth. Now purists may be dismayed at this quintessential street food staple in anything but its traditional recipe but the millennial is looking for a change.
What are Cheese Corn Pani Puri Shots
So these Cheese Corn Pani Puri Shots is a new avatar of the traditional Pani Puri. Stuffed with minced chicken or Paneer, melted cheese, corn, veggies the panipuri has found many incarnations and Chaat lovers are relishing them. Cheese Corn Pani Puri Shots are a manifestation of peppers, olives, corn and lots’ of cheese used for the filling. I then added some pizza, tomato sauce and schezwan sauce, and heaps of shredded mozzarella cheese over it.
Savour these Fusion Shots
If you’re a die-hard Pani Puri fan like me, then you will savour the fusion of Pani Puris with cheese and corn. These enchanting hors d’oeuvres will surely tantalize your taste buds. Serve this mouth-watering starter at your next dinner or kitty party and rest assured you will be showered with compliments and be ready to share the easy peasy recipe as well. Team this scrumptious snack recipe with a wine or a mocktail to enhance the taste.
Now let’s get down to dishing out the Recipe
Ingredients for Cheese Corn Pani Puri Shots
20 Pani Puri
1/2 green capsicum
1 cup American corn
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1 small onion chopped finely
1/2 small red bell pepper
5 garlic pods crushed or chopped
4 tbsp pizza sauce
2 tbsp Schezwan Sauce
1 tbsp Tomato sauce
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. Chilli flakes
2 Jalapenos- Optional
1 tsp. mixed Italian Herbs
Salt to taste
In a pan, heat the oil and add the chopped onion and garlic.
Sauté and add the finely chopped capsicum and bell peppers. Add the corn and cook till almost done.
Add salt, pizza and schezwan sauce. The mixed herbs and chilli flakes are added now and stirred well. Add half of the grated Mozzarella and mix all the veggies well.
Remove from fire and let cool.
Punch the Puris in the centre and fill them with the corn stuffing. Place an olive each on the Puris (optional) to give an authentic Italian touch. Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese over them.
To get a real crispy and warm taste bake these stuffed Pani Puri Shots in a preheated oven for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts. You can even micro it for 10 seconds on high temp.
Remove from the oven and serve hot. Drizzle with the Tomato, hot and sweet sauce if you like to.
Put a whole Cheese Corn Pani Puri Shots in your mouth and feel the crunchy punch of flavours bursting and tickling your taste buds.