How to make Aloo Paneer Tikki - Cook Smart -

A unique tikki made with potatoes and cottage cheese

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

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

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Aloo Paneer Tikki - Cook Smart

Aloo Paneer Tikki - Cook Smart 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Aloo Paneer Tikki - Cook Smart Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 500 grams

  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 1 cup

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Gram flour (gram flour) 1/4 cup

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Dried breadcrumbs 3 to cook

  • Fresh breadcrumbs 1 1/2 cups

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Alfalfa sprouts a few

  • Red capsicums cut into thin strips a few


Step 1

Put mashed potatoes in a bowl, add green chillies and salt and mix well.

Step 2

With a deep cylindrical cutter cut cottage cheese into long cylinders. Further cut the cylinders into ¼ inch thick slices.

Step 3

Mix together refined flour, gram flour and salt in another bowl. Add sufficient water and whisk to make a smooth and thick batter.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 5

Mix dried breadcrumbs and fresh breadcrumbs in yet another bowl.

Step 6

Sprinkle a little salt and red chilli powder over the cottage cheese slices. Spread a little flour batter over each cottage cheese slice.

Step 7

Divide potato mixture into small equal balls. Place one potato ball on one cottage cheese slice and press lightly. Cover with another cheese slice and press lightly. Similarly prepare more sandwiches.

Step 8

Spread the flour batter all around the sandwiches, roll them in breadcrumb mixture so that they are well coated.

Step 9

Put them in the pan and shallow-fry, turning sides, till golden on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 10

Place them on a serving plate, garnish with alfalfa sprouts and thin strips of red capsicum and serve hot.

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