paneer cheese cutlet recipe | cheese paneer tikki recipe without potato

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paneer cheese cutlet recipe - crisp and melt in the mouth pan fried cutlets made with paneer and mozzarella cheese.

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paneer cheese cutlet recipe with step by step photos. crisp and melt in the mouth are these pan fried cutlets made with paneer and mozzarella cheese. they are easy and quick to make and serve as a nice party snack or a finger food.

paneer cheese cutlet recipe

i had some leftover paneer and mozzarella cheese and just to use them up i ended up making these cutlets. the recipe was a hit at home. so i thought this recipe has to be shared in the blog. these paneer cutlets are minimally spiced and have a soft cheesy, gooey texture inside due to the melted mozzarella cheese.

for best results i would suggest to use mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese. but if you do not have mozzarella cheese, then you can use cheddar or processed cheese. with both cheddar cheese and processed cheese the texture will not be gooey but will be soft. i have also posted aloo paneer tikki and paneer cutlet recipe. if you want to check more paneer recipes or paneer snacks recipes then you can check this collection of 74 paneer recipes.

paneer cheese tikki recipe

these cutlets are made without potatoes. so you absolutely do not need to add boiled potatoes in it. the binding agent is bread crumbs. for making bread crumbs, just grind 1 slice of bread in a mixer and the bread crumbs are ready.

i have not crumb coated the cutlets, but just dredged them in rice flour to give some crispness. you can even use bread crumbs or corn starch to coat them.

you can serve these delicious paneer tikki recipe as snack or an after school snack for kids. serve with some coriander chutney or mint chutney or a yogurt dip or tomato ketchup.

the recipe makes for 5 large cutlets. the recipe can also be halved or doubled. these paneer cutlets are on the heavier side and about 2 large cutlets can be served to 1 to 2 people. i made large cutlets, but you can even make small to medium sized.

if you are looking for more tikki recipes then do check aloo tikki, vegetable cutlet, corn patties, ragda patties and aloo tikki chole recipe.

paneer cheese cutlet recipe below:

paneer cheese cutlet recipe, cheese paneer tikki recipe
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paneer cheese cutlet recipe | cheese paneer tikki recipe

paneer cheese cutlet recipe - crisp and melt in the mouth pan fried cutlets made with paneer and mozzarella cheese.

course snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 15 minutes
servings 5 large cutlets
rough calories per serving 269 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for paneer cutlet mixture:

  • 1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 green chili , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 pinch of garam masala powder
  • salt as required

other ingredients for paneer cheese cutlet:

  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil

how to make recipe

making cutlet mixture:

  1. take 1 cup grated paneer in a mixing bowl.

  2. add ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese.

  3. then add 1 green chili (finely chopped) and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. for small kids you can skip green chilies. you can also add a pinch of black pepper instead of green chilies.

  4. add a pinch of garam masala powder and salt as required. do add less salt as cheese also has some salt in it. later after mixing you can always add more salt if required.

  5. then add ½ cup bread crumbs.

  6. mix very well. check the taste and if required then only add some more salt. 

  7. now shape the mixture into cutlets or tikki. you can make large sized cutlets or medium sized.

  8. in a small plate take 2 tablespoons rice flour.

  9. place each cutlet and dredge it with the flour evenly.

frying paneer cheese cutlets:

  1. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a tawa or a shallow frying pan.

  2. when the oil becomes medium hot, dust the excess rice flour and place the paneer cheese cutlets in the oil.

  3. pan fry them on a medium flame.

  4. when the base is golden then flip the paneer tikkis. be gentle when flipping as these are light and can break. use a butter knife when flipping.

  5. fry the second side also till crisp and golden.

  6. you can turn over a couple of times for even frying.

  7. then place the paneer cutlet which are fried and done on a kitchen paper towel.

  8. serve paneer cheese cutlet hot or warm with coriander chutney, tomato ketchup or yogurt dip.

recipe notes

a few tips and suggestions for making paneer cheese cutlets:

  • to make breadcrumbs, grind 1 slice of bread (white, whole wheat or multi grain) in a mixer or grinder. leftover breadcrumbs can be freezed or refrigerated and used as required. 
  • you can skip green chilies if you want. 
  • less oil can also be added if you want.
  • these paneer tikkis can also be baked. brush them with a bit of oil and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius till the crust is golden. 
  • for coating, you can use bread crumbs instead of rice flour. even corn flour or gram flour can be used.
  • if you do not have mozzarella cheese, then you can use cheddar or processed cheese.
  • the recipe can also be halved or doubled.

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how to make cheese paneer tikki recipe:

1. take 1 cup grated paneer in a mixing bowl.

paneer to make cheese paneer tikki recipe

2. add ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese.

cheese to make cheese paneer tikki recipe

3. then add 1 green chili, finely chopped and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. for small kids you can skip green chilies. you can also add a pinch of black pepper instead of green chilies.

cheese to make cheese paneer tikki recipe

4. add a pinch of garam masala powder and salt as required. do add less salt as cheese also has some salt in it. later after mixing you can always add more salt if required.

cheese to make cheese paneer tikki recipe

5. then add ½ cup bread crumbs. to make breadcrumbs grind 1 slice of bread (white bread, whole wheat or multi grain bread) in a mixer-grinder. leftover bread crumbs can be refrigerated or freezed and used as required.

making cheese paneer tikki recipe

6. mix very well. check the taste and if required, the only add more salt.

making cheese paneer tikki recipe

7. now shape in to cutlets or tikki. you can make large sized cutlets or medium sized. if you are not able to shape into cutlets, then you can add some more breadcrumbs.

making paneer cheese cutlet recipe

8. in a small plate take 2 tablespoons rice flour. place each cutlet and dredge it with the flour evenly. you can even use breadcrumbs or corn flour or gram flour (besan) instead of rice flour. even coarsely ground oats or corn flakes can be used.

making paneer cheese cutlet recipe

9. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a tawa or a shallow frying pan. when the oil becomes medium hot, dust the excess rice flour and place the cutlets in the oil.

making paneer cheese cutlet recipe

10. pan fry them on a medium flame.  when the base is golden then flip the tikkis. be gentle when flipping as these are light and can break. use a butter knife when flipping.

making paneer cheese cutlet recipe

11. fry the second side also till crisp and golden. you can turn over a couple of times for even frying.

making paneer cheese cutlet recipe

12. then place the paneer cutlet which is done on a kitchen paper towel.

paneer cheese cutlet recipe

serve hot or warm with coriander chutney or pudina chutney or tomato ketchup or a yogurt dip. for more tasty cheese recipes you can check this collection of 24 cheese recipes.

cheese paneer tikki recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. These cutlets look as divine as ever. Satwik khaane ki baat hi kuch aur hai.
    Will definitely try these out.
    Dassana , your food is so soulful, it’s such a reflection of you, and your pure n noble intent!
    God bless 🙂

    • Thanks Sneha for your kind words, best wishes and appreciation. Glad to read your sweet words.