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paneer popcorn recipe, paneer nuggets recipe

paneer popcorn is an easy to make crispy snack. these crunchy paneer bites can also be called as paneer nuggets.

5 from 4 votes
total time:
30minutes

paneer popcorn recipe with step by step pics. paneer popcorn is an easy to make crispy snack. these crunchy paneer bites can also be called as paneer nuggets.

paneer popcorn recipe

to get the crispiness, i have used crushed oats, though even breadcrumbs can be added. the outer coating of paneer popcorn is similar to the crust of veg nuggets recipe i had shared earlier.

this recipe is lightly spiced and not spicy or pungent. you can increase the amount of spice powders if you want.

some more quick paneer snack recipes shared are:

  1. paneer pakoda
  2. quick paneer tikka
  3. paneer bhurji
  4. paneer sandwich
  5. paneer bread roll

you can serve paneer popcorn as a snack or as a starter accompanied with tomato ketchup or any green chutney like coriander chutney or mint chutney.

paneer popcorn recipe below:

paneer popcorn recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
paneer popcorn is an easy to make crispy snack. these crunchy paneer bites can also be called as paneer nuggets.
paneer popcorn recipe, paneer nuggets recipe
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings:3

INGREDIENTS FOR paneer popcorn recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for paneer marination:

  • 200 grams paneer or 1.5 cups paneer cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • teaspoon black pepper powder or 2 to 3 pinches
  • teaspoon salt or 2 to 3 pinches

for crumb coating:

  • ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • teaspoon turmeric powder or 2 to 3 pinches
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • salt as required
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup rolled oats or quick cooking oats

other ingredient:

  • oil for deep frying

HOW TO MAKE paneer popcorn recipe

preparation for paneer popcorn recipe:

  • in a grinder jar take ½ cup rolled oats or quick cooking oats. you can also use bread crumbs instead of oats.
  • using the pulse option grind at intervals of a few seconds till the oats are coarsely crushed. do not grind to a fine powder. keep the crushed oats aside.
  • in a mixing bowl take 200 grams paneer or 1.5 cups paneer cubes.
  • add ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon dry parsley, ¼ teaspoon oregano, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper powder (or 2 to 3 pinches) and ⅛ teaspoon salt (or 2 to 3 pinches). you can use mixed herbs or any herb of your choice.
  • mix very well but gently taking care the paneer cubes do not break.
  • in another bowl, take ½ cup besan (gram flour). add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste, ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder or 2 to 3 pinches, ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and 1 pinch baking soda. also add salt as required.
  • add 5 to 6 tablespoons water in parts and mix.
  • mix to a thick batter without any lumps.
  • now dip each paneer cube in the batter and coat it well. slid off the excess batter from the paneer cube.
  • place the paneer cube in the crushed oats.
  • roll the paneer cubes on the oats and coat it with the oats. do crumb coating with all the paneer cubes and keep them aside. otherwise it becomes messy to crumb coat and fry simultaneously.

frying paneer popcorn:

  • in a kadai or pan heat oil as required for deep frying. check a tiny portion of the batter in the oil. if it comes up gradually and steadily on top, the paneer cubes can be fried.
  • add the crumb coated paneer cubes in the hot oil. fry on medium flame.
  • when one side is light golden, turn over and fry the second side till light golden.
  • this way turn over a couple of times and fry paneer popcorns.
  • fry till the outer crust looks crispy and golden. do not fry too much as then paneer cubes become dense.
  • remove the paneer popcorn on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • this way fry the remaining paneer cubes in batches till crisp and golden.
  • serve paneer nuggets hot with any sauce or chutney or dip of your choice.
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stepwise paneer nuggets or paneer popcorn recipe:

1. in a grinder jar take ½ cup rolled oats or quick cooking oats. you can also use bread crumbs instead of oats.

oats for making paneer popcorn recipe

2. using the pulse option grind at intervals of a few seconds till the oats are coarsely crushed. do not grind to a fine powder. keep the crushed oats aside.

oats for making paneer popcorn recipe

3. in a mixing bowl take 200 grams paneer or 1.5 cups paneer cubes.

paneer for making paneer popcorn recipe

4. add ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon dry parsley, ¼ teaspoon oregano, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper powder (or 2 to 3 pinches) and ⅛ teaspoon salt (or 2 to 3 pinches). you can use mixed herbs or any herb of your choice.

paneer for making paneer popcorn recipe

5. mix very well but gently taking care the paneer cubes do not break.

paneer for making paneer popcorn recipe

6. in another bowl, take ½ cup besan. add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste, ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder or 2 to 3 pinches, ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and 1 pinch baking soda. also add salt as required.

making paneer popcorn recipe

7. add 5 to 6 tablespoons water in parts and mix.

making paneer popcorn recipe

8. mix to a thick batter without any lumps.

making paneer popcorn recipe

9. now dip each paneer cube in the batter and coat it well. slid off the excess batter from the paneer cube.

making paneer popcorn recipe

10. place the paneer cube in the crushed oats.

making paneer popcorn recipe

11. roll the paneer cubes on the oats and coat it with the oats. do crumb coating with all the paneer cubes and keep them aside. otherwise it becomes messy to crumb coat and fry simultaneously.

making paneer popcorn recipe

12. in a kadai or pan heat oil as required for deep frying. check a tiny portion of the batter in the oil. if it comes up gradually and steadily on top, the paneer cubes can be fried.

making paneer popcorn recipe

13. add the crumb coated paneer cubes in the hot oil. fry on medium flame.

making paneer popcorn recipe

14. when one side is light golden, turn over and fry the second side till light golden.

making paneer popcorn recipe

15. this way turn over a couple of times and fry paneer popcorns.

making paneer popcorn recipe

16. fry till the outer crust looks crispy and golden.

paneer popcorn recipe

17. remove the paneer popcorn on paper towels.

paneer popcorn recipe, paneer nuggets recipe

18. this way fry the remaining paneer cubes in batches till crisp and golden. do not fry the paneer cubes too much as then they become dense.

paneer popcorn recipe, paneer nuggets recipe

19. serve paneer nuggets hot with any sauce or chutney or dip of your choice like mint coriander chutney or sandwich chutney or pudina chutney.

paneer nuggets recipe


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4 comments/reviews

  1. DEAR DASANNA,

    My daughter just saw two of your recipes and now thinks that cooking so easy. 🙂 She has asking me pack these snacks for tomorrow’s lunch box..

    thanks to you!

  2. Dear Dassana, your recipes are simply amazing and easy to follow. A humble request if you could please share a recipe of vegetable samosa pie, I’d be really grateful

    • thanks sumaja. currently i am working on the backend of the website and doing all tech related work. trying to make the website more reader friendly in terms of content, layout and web design. so it will take me some time to add new recipes on blog. i have taken your recipe request though.

      in the meantime, you can easily make a samosa pie following the instructions from the recipes listed below. i am sharing an apple pie recipe. from this recipe refer to the method of making crust for the samosa pie. it is a detailed post and also shows how to seal the pie. also sharing samosa recipe link. from this samosa recipe you refer to the method of making the potato filling. for a vegetable filling, reduce the potatoes from the recipe and add peas, carrots and beans or any vegetable you prefer. i am also giving a link for singara which is the bengali variation of samosa. the filling for singara has a mix of cauliflower, peas and potatoes. happy cooking and baking.

      1: apple piehttps://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/apple-pie-recipe-vegan-apple-pie/
      2: samosahttps://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/samosa-recipe-punjabi-samosa/
      3: singarahttps://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/singara-recipe/

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