Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Puff Pastry Swirls: Paneer and Nutella!

Puff Pastry sheets are one of the best ready made baking items that you could get here! Saw the recipe for spinach swirls on the back of the box, but did not care much to do it.

I used paneer, grated carrots, onion for a savory one and nutella, chopped pistachios for a sweet one!
It is unbelievebly easy to make, although the final product gives an impression that you slogged!
Very easy afterschool/ tea time snack that could be prepared in no time and satisfy hungry kids and adults.

You use any cheese you want and add any fillings of your choice.

Thaw the puff pastry sheets on the counter for 40 mins before you start. It comes as 2 sheets in a box, I used one sheet , paneer filling on one side and nutella on the other half.

Get ready: ( makes 10 swirls)

  • Puff pastry sheet
  • ketchup
  • melted butter to brush

 For the paneer filling:

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp crumbled paneer
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  •  salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
To make the paneer filling:

Add 1 tsp oil in a pan.
add the onions and fry till golden
add the carrots and saute for few mins.
add the crumbled paneer, all the powders, salt to taste.
cook for few mins and turn the heat off.
set aside

To assemble the paneer swirls:

  • Pre heat oven to 400F
  • Linea baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Dust a working surface with flour.
  • Open the puff pastry sheet and even it out with a dusted rolling pin.
  • Spread ketchup as a thin layer on the pastry sheet leaving about 1/2 inch on all four sides.

  • add the paneer filling and spread it evenly on the ketchup.

  • from the side closer to you roll it tight like a jelly roll.
  • seal the edges with a little water. this is the seam side
  • Turn the seam side down and cut them into 1/2 inch think slices.
  • arrange them on the baking sheet

  • Brush the swirls with either milk or egg wash ( 1 beaten egg with 1 tbsp of water) to get a golden color after baking.

For the Nutella swirls:

  • Nutella
  • chopped pistachios

  • Brush the pastry sheet with melted butter
  • spread nutella on top and leave 1/2 inch on all 4 sides.
  • add any chopped nuts like macadamia, walnuts on top of the nutella
  • Roll in the same away as desribed above and seal.
  • Cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • arrange on baking sheet
  • do the milk/ egg wash
  • Bake all of them for 12- 15 mins till they are golden

Allow to cool for few mins
Serve with any chutney or ketchup

Enjoy with a cup of chai!


  1. wooww.. so tasty.. i love the paneer filling and the sweet one. super easy yet a great snack..

  2. Like a wolf, I'd gulp everything! Yum!

  3. They looks cute and wonderful, am hosting an event with theme rice as sweets,thats y i asked to send ur kerala payasam to my event dear..hope i cleared ur doubt..

  4. priya am just drooling here- lovely combo, nice recipe !

  5. I love the savory ones more... yumm...

  6. Wonderful recipe.Looks so nice and delicious.

  7. I am so going to make these over the weekend, thanks for the recipe, love it :)

  8. Tasty and yummy snack..nice recipe dear.

  9. lovely pastries.. a perfect evening snack...

  10. Thanks for this great idea! They look yummy...

  11. wow Priya - those are most delectable! LOVE both the pastries! Coming over right now :))

  12. Wow, love anything and everything with nutella..These sound delicious! What a lovely recipe! I’ll bet tastes as good as it looks.

  13. Wow, thats lot of work...kudos to you...love both the versions, superb.

  14. Thanks everyone for the nice compliments!

  15. I made these yesterday.. so easy to put together and they tasted great! We had guests over and they liked it too. My question is.. the outer pastry browned well.. but the inner pastry swirls seemed a little underbaked. Is that normal? Also, the nutella was oozing out of the nutella swirls if baked longer. Did I wrap them too tight? I would really appreciate your comment as I want to make these delicious swirls many more times!


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