Paneer Cutlet, a crispy snack for a wonderful evening as well as a perfect starter too! It is a great snack for special occasions and parties.

Cutlet is the most delicious Indian appetizer that is most commonly teamed up with a cup of hot masala chai. There are many types of cutlet (both veg and non-veg) that are prepared in different varieties.

Paneer Cutlets Recipe:

Paneer is a favourite among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. So, here is a spicy and a mouthwatering Paneer cutlet recipe. You can relish it all by itself or you can also use it as a patty inside a burger. This recipe can be prepared in many ways. The cutlets can be either deep-fried, shallow fried or even baked if you are a calorie conscious person. Here we are shallow frying the cutlets. The coating of the breadcrumbs give it a crispy, crunchy taste which is simply hard to resist.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Makes ~ 12 cutlets

How to Make Paneer Cutlets

How to Make Paneer Cutlets

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups (250gm) paneer
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 large potato, boiled, peeled, and mashed
  • 1 small capsicum / bell pepper, chopped
  • 1″ piece ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
  • A pinch turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup flour / maida
  • 1-2 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp oil plus more for frying
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Paneer Cutlets

  1. Heat the 2tbsp oil in a pan and add the minced onion and ginger. Fry until the onion turns a light brown.
  2. Add the capsicum and fry for 3-4 mins.
  3. Then add the potato along with some salt. Saute for 3 mins
  4. Next, add the turmeric and chilli powder (if using) along with the grated paneer. Mix and mash well and cook for 5 mins until the ingredients come together into a sticky mixture.
  5. Make a paste with the flour and some water. Shape the paneer mixture into patties and dip into the flour mixture, and then the breadcrumbs.
  6. Fry in a wide pan until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Drain on kitchen towels and serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney

Notes:

You can add green chilliies or chilli powder for more heat
Add some grated carrots or coriander for different flavours