Paneer Nuggets - Quick Paneer Deep-Fried Snack

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Sep. 13, 2017

Paneer Nuggets is a quick and easy deep-fried snack that will appeal to everybody. Here, a succulent and spicy mixture of paneer and tongue-tickling spice mixes like garam masala, chaat masala, etc., is coated with batter, dusted with bread crumbs and deep-fried. The bread crumbs give the Paneer Nuggets a wonderfully crispy outer layer, while the paneer inside is melt-in-the-mouth soft. The touch of spices is a master-stroke, which boosts the taste of this snack manifold. Enjoy it as a tea-time snack, or serve it as a starter at parties.


Paneer cubes 10 Large (cottage cheese)
Ginger paste 1/2 Teaspoon (adrak)
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon (lehsun)
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Chaat masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Finely chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon (dhania)
Salt To Taste
Breadcrumbs 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for rolling)
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
To be mixed into plain flour mixture (using 5 tbsp of water)
Plain flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cornflour 3 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Pinch
Tomato ketchup 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (For serving)



1.Combine the ginger paste, garlic paste, garam masala, chaat masala chilli powder, lemon juice, coriander and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.

2.Marinate each paneer cubes with the prepared masala, from all the sides and keep aside for 15 minutes.

3.Dip each paneer cubes in the prepared plain flour water mixture and roll it in the bread crumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sides.

4.Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, deep-fry a fry few marinated paneer cubes at a time till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.


5.Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 5