How to make Paneer Cutlets -

These delicious paneer cutlets are perked up with loads of flavour, a favourite among youngsters and adults alike as they are appealing in both taste and appearance

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Potato (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Paneer Cutlets

Paneer Cutlets Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Cutlets Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) , grated 200 grams

  • Potato , boiled, peeled and grated 1 medium

  • Soya granules , soaked for 10 minutes and drained 1/2 cup

  • Processed cheese , grated 1/4 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies , finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves , finely chopped 1-2 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Semolina (rawa / suji) 1/2 cup

  • Panko breadcrumbs 2-3 tablespoons

  • Refined flour slurry 1/2 cup

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Take cottage cheese in a mixing bowl, add potato, soya granules, processed cheese, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt and coriander leaves in a bowl.

Step 2

Divide the cottage cheese mixture into equal portions, shape into balls and flatten lightly between your palms.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Mix together semolina and panko breadcrumbs on a plate.

Step 5

Dip each cutlet in slurry, coat with semolina-breadcrumb mixture and keep on another plate.

Step 6

Slide the cutlets into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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