Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet

A crispy snack and a wonderful starter for any special occasion!!

Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) CutletA crispy snack and a wonderful starter for any special occasion!!


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  • Courseappetizer
  • Cuisineindian
  • Yield8 servings 8 serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Total Time45 minutesPT0H45M


500 grams
Turmeric powder
1 tsp
Green chilli
Curry leaves
sprig  2
1 1/2 tbsps
1 1/2 tbsps
Aniseed powder(optional)
1 tsp
Garam masala
1 1/2 tsps
Pepper powder
1 tsp
Potato (medium)
3 numbers
To Fry
4 tbsps
Bread crumb
1 1/2 cups
Vegetable Oil


  1. Crush green chillies in a chopper/mixi. Slice onions. Mince ginger-garlic into really small pieces or crush it well.

  2. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  3. Saute onion, green chilli and curry leaves. Add salt to soften onion fast.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  4. While it get sauted, cook potatoes in a separate pan or cooker. If you are using cooker, switch it off after 2 whistles or until it is done.
  5. Once onion turns light brown, add ginger-garlic mixture to it.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  6. Once it is sauted well, add aniseeds, garam masala and pepper. If you don't have aniseeds powder, it is okai to leave it.
  7. Cut paneer into small cubes and then crumble it by hand.  ** Do not make it into a paste.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  8. Add crumbled paneer into above mixture and mix well. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Turn it off and allow the mixture to cool a bit.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  9. Meanwhile, mash the cooked potatoes well.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  10. Add paneer mixture to mashed potatoes. Mix it well.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  11. Make round balls and roll it into oval or other desired shapes.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  12. Mix cornflour in 1/2 to 3/4 cup water to make a thick solution.
  13. Dip each cutlet in cornflour solution and then roll it with bread crumbs.
  14. Shallow fry in oil until they are golden brown.
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet
  15. You will get around 25 medium sized cutlets with this measurement. Serve it with tomato sauce. Enjoy :)
    Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) Cutlet