Spinach Paneer Canapes

Usually, I use greens on the same day when I buy from shops. but last week, after preparing rice and palak paneer for the mid day meal, I had a cup of spinach leaves left at my hand. so prepared this spinach and paneer canapes from them. It was totally fun while preparing this. Hope you too enjoy when you prepare it.

From Wiki, A canape is a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. A simple canape composition consists of a base, a spread, a main item and then garnish. I used base as baked bread, a spread as spinach yogurt mixture, a main dish as toasted paneer and coriander leaves for garnishing.

Did you know? Eating coriander everyday prevents digestion related problems and flatulence.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 16 canapes

Bread slices - 8 nos
Spinach - 1 cup
Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese - 16 nos
Thick Yogurt - 3-4 tablespoons
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Coriander - for garnishing


1) Remove the corners of the bread slices and cut them into two slices. (Or you can also use a cookie cutter to cut into a round shape).
2) Bake them in to oven for 10 minutes or until crisp with the temperature of 180C.
3) Meanwhile, chop the spinach. crush the cumin seeds in between your palm and add to spinach.
4) Microwave it for 2 minutes or you can choose stove top method to cook the spinach.
5) Once spinach is cooked allow it to cool.
6) When it cool down, add the yogurt and salt. Mix well.
7) Now, toast paneer slices in the pan with oil and red chilli powder.
8) When you finish toasting the paneer, check the crispness of the bread slices. If it is done, remove from oven and allow it to cool. They became more crisp when cooling down.

For Assembling:

1) Take a bread slice and spread a generous spoon of spinach as the base.
2) Then, place the toasted paneer on top of it.
3) Garnish with coriander leaves.
4) Repeat the step for other breads till the spinach and paneer are over.
5) Serve Immediately.


1) Increase or decrease yogurt quantity according to the spinach consistency you require.

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Wow.. the paneer canape look great Uma :) Loved it..

Lovely snacking munch n innovative idea..superb tempting clicks of canapé recipe.. G8 to know, new to me!!

Yumm and healthy teatime snack.Deliciously presented .Luv it.

sounds simple, beautiful n tasty..:P
innovative recipe uma..:)
Tasty Appetite

Wonderfully presented !! looks so tempting !! Love it !!

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very well presented appealing to the eyes...tempting. ..

wow.. the paneer canape looks great...

This sounds interesting Uma...canapé looks yummy n neatly presented !!

Yummy recipe :) Loved your clicks!

Healthy n yummy ...looks colourful

looks super delicious and perfect.. love the presentation too.. thanks for sharing :)
Indian Cuisine

Delicious recipe,cute and wonderful presentation...

Eyes and stomach filling recipe!!!

Excellent recipe uma,ur clicks kindles my interest to make a trial of urs recipe.

looks super awesome.. too good..

Looks so interesting...yummy snack idea

paneer canape looks very cute.. love the clicks :)

Cool idea! Looks so appealing too!

Omg, wat an elegant canape,looks super cute and inviting..

nice visual treat for eyes.yummy recipe

What a recipe........looks so yummy

Wow! This is lovely and great! They look so ready to be finished up!

Spinach and paneer is a favorite combo... you have presented it beautifully..
Krithi's Kitchen
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Such a lovely starter, looks fantastic.

Lovely snack idea...Love your clicks..

Lovely healthy bite and beautifully presented!

delicious !
Sizzling Tastebuds

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wow amazing starter...looks appealing

hello uma, you can share my post in FB...

Delicious & healthy canapes!!!Good idea of adding curd instaed of loading them with cream...Bookmarked..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

very simple recipe, tempting clicks and very appealing to eyes..love to try it out soon..

They look so beautiful, healthy and delicious!

I now know what a canape is. Beautiful presentation! This makes a great party dish!

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