paneer cutlet recipe, how to make paneer cutlet

paneer cutlet recipe with step by step photos – easy to prepare crisp and tasty cutlets made with paneer and mix vegetables. cutlets, kababs and patties make for tasty snacks. there are various ways and method through which one can prepare these snacks.

paneer cutlet recipe

this paneer cutlet recipe is similar to the veg cutlet recipe which was one of my earlier posts way back in 2009. addition of paneer makes these cutlets have a soft texture and yet they are crisp from outside.

for a healthier option, you can even bake these paneer cutlets. i have pan fried them. please do not deep fry as these cutlets are light and soft and they may break while frying. you can even use tofu instead of paneer.

tips for making paneer cutlet

  • you can use sweet corn instead of green peas.
  • mix veggies of your choice can be included.
  • if baking paneer cutlet, then bake at 180 degrees celsius in a preheated oven till the tops are golden and crisp. brush some oil on the cutlets before baking.
  • less oil can also be used while pan frying.
  • less spice powders can be added as per your preferences. for kids sensitive to spicy taste, skip green chilli and reduce ginger & garlic. skip or add the remaining spice powders in less amounts.
  • tofu can be used instead of paneer.
  • skip garlic for a no onion and no garlic version.
  • to make a gluten free option, coat the paneer cutlet in rice flour or gram flour (besan) and then fry. you can even skip coating the cutlets with any flour.

paneer cutlet can be served with any sauce or chutney. i usually prefer coriander chutney or tamarind chutney. but since i had some tomato-cucumber-carrot chutney left in the fridge, i served these delicious cutlets with it.

few more snacks recipes for you!

  1. corn cutlet
  2. poha cutlet
  3. cheese balls
  4. falafel recipe

paneer cutlet

5 from 2 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Course:snacks
Cuisine:north indian
Calories: 446kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):3
paneer cutlet recipe
paneer cutlet recipe  - easy to prepare crisp cutlets made with paneer and mix vegetables.

INGREDIENTS FOR paneer cutlet

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

veggies for paneer cutlet

  • 3 small to medium potatoes OR 150 grams potatoes
  • 1 medium carrot OR 100 grams carrots
  • cup green peas fresh or frozen, (matar)
  • 2 cups water for pressure cooking

other ingredients for paneer cutlet

  • 200 grams paneer OR 1.75 cups grated or crumbled paneer
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 to 2 pinches of turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt as required
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons rice flour or corn starch or arrow root flour or roasted gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 tablespoons sooji or breadcrumbs or crushed oats or crushed corn flakes
  • 3 tablespoons oil for pan frying

HOW TO MAKE paneer cutlet

preparation for paneer cutlet

  • first peel and take 3 small to medium potatoes, 1 medium carrot and ⅓ cup green peas in a pressure cooker. 
  • add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles on medium to high flame. when the pressure settles down, open the lid. 
  • drain all the water and let the veggies cool down completely.
  • in a mortar-pestle take 1 green chili, 2 medium garlic cloves and 1 inch ginger  (all chopped). 
  • crush to a semi-fine paste. keep aside.
  • crumble 200 grams paneer finely. you can even grate paneer. you will need 1.75 cups grated or crumbled paneer. cover and keep aside.

making paneer cutlet

  • take the boiled veggies in a mixing bowl or pan.
  • with a vegetable masher mash the veggies.
  • add the crushed ginger+garlic+green chilli paste.
  • add the spice powders - 1 to 2 pinch of turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ¼ teaspoon garam masala.
  • add crumbled paneer.
  • add 3 to 4 tablespoons rice flour and salt as required. instead of rice flour, you can also use corn starch, arrow root flour or roasted besan (gram flour) or sattu flour.
  • next add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.
  • mix everything very well. do check the taste and if required add more salt.
  • take a portion of the mixture and shape in to patties. instead of rava, you can also use crushed oats, rice flour, bread crumbs, or crushed corn flakes.
  • in a plate take 3 tablespoons rava or sooji in a plate. place the paneer cutlet on the rava. coat well and dust off the excess sooji. make all cutlets this way and coat them with sooji. keep aside. 

frying paneer cutlet

  • heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan or tawa. keep the flame to medium-low or medium and place the paneer cutlet.
  • when the base is golden, flip gently without breaking them.
  • fry the second side too without golden. flip a couple of times till the paneer cutlet are crisp and golden.
  • place fried paneer cutlet on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • serve paneer cutlet hot with any sauce or chutney or dip.

NOTES

  • do not deep fry these paneer cutlets.
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preparation to make paneer cutlet

1. first peel and take 3 small to medium potatoes, 1 medium carrot and ⅓ cup green peas in a pressure cooker. add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles on medium to high flame. when the pressure settles down, open the lid. drain all the water and let the veggies cool down completely. you can add veggies of your choice.

veggies to make paneer cutlet recipe

2. in a mortar-pestle take 1 green chili, 2 medium garlic cloves and 1 inch ginger.

making paneer cutlet recipe

3. crush to a semi-coarse paste. keep aside.

making paneer cutlet recipe

4. crumble 200 grams paneer finely. you can even grate paneer. you will need 1.75 cups grated or crumbled paneer. cover and keep aside.

paneer to make paneer cutlet recipe

making paneer cutlet

5. take the boiled veggies in a mixing bowl or pan.

veggies to make paneer cutlet recipe

6. with a vegetable masher mash the veggies.

veggies to make paneer cutlet recipe

7. add the crushed ginger+garlic+green chilli paste.

veggies to make paneer cutlet recipe

8. add the spice powders – 1 to 2 pinch of turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ¼ teaspoon garam masala.

making paneer cutlet recipe

9. add crumbled paneer.

making paneer cutlet recipe

10. add 3 to 4 tablespoons rice flour and salt as required. instead of rice flour, you can also use corn starch or arrow root flour or roasted besan (gram flour) or sattu flour.

making paneer cutlet recipe

11. next add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.

making paneer cutlet recipe

12. mix everything very well. do check the taste and if required add more salt.

making paneer cutlet recipe

13. take a portion of the mixture and shape into patties. instead of rava, you can also use crushed oats, rice flour, bread crumbs, or crushed corn flakes.

making paneer cutlet recipe

14. in a plate take 3 tablespoons rava or sooji in a plate. place the paneer cutlet on the rava.

making paneer cutlet recipe

15. coat well and dust off the excess sooji.

making paneer cutlet recipe

frying paneer cutlet

16. heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan or tawa. keep the flame to medium-low or medium and place the paneer cutlets.

making paneer cutlet recipe

17. when the base is golden, flip gently without breaking them.

making paneer cutlet recipe

18. fry the second side too without golden. flip a couple of times till the cutlets are crisp and golden. place fried paneer cutlet on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.

paneer cutlet recipe

20. serve paneer cutlet hot with any sauce or dip or chutney like saunth chutney or mint chutney or mint coriander chutney.

veg paneer cutlet recipe

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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3 comments/reviews

  1. Hi
    It’s looking very yummy. I am going to try this definitely. I really like your all recipes.5 stars