Paneer Fritters by Tarla Dalal

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Feb. 18, 2014

Paneer fritters are a unique preparation of chilli garlic flavored paneer coated with crushed papad and deep-fried to perfect golden brown. The innovative use of papad instead of bread crumbs makes it all the more crisp and flavorful. It is a wonderful accompaniment to tea or juice and will be loved by all.


Crumbled paneer 1 Cup (16 tbs) (paneer)
Salt To Taste
Grated garlic 1 Tablespoon (lehsun)
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Tomato ketchup 2 Teaspoon
Plain flour 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (maida)
Papad 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , crushed
Oil 1/2 Liter (For deep frying)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. In a plate, knead the paneer properly, and mix in salt, garlic, chili powder and tomato ketchup.

2. Divide the paneer mix into nine equal parts and roll each part into 2 inch long cylindrical shape.

3. In a bowl, combine together plain flour with half cup water.


4. Dip each roll into flour-water paste and roll in the crushed papad.

5. Heat oil in kadai/wok and deep-fry till golden brown from all sides. Drain on paper towel.


6. Serve the fritters hot with tomato ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 363Calories from Fat 134

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1016 mg42.33%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet