Cutlet is one of the most delicious, easy, healthy and best after school snacks for kids. Paneer is an important sources of protein and calcium for vegetarian Indians. Just like most kids, mine too love paneer and these paneer cutlets are one of their favorite snacks.

This easy and tasty cutlet recipe is prepared with crumbled and moist paneer which is seasoned well and can be either pan fried or deep fried till crisp. This is an ideal party starter or appetizer too.

What I love about these paneer cutlets is that they are really soft and since these are crumb coated, you can deep fry, pan fry or air fry them.

Paneer Cutlet

Course: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A quick, easy and delicious snack made using paneer.


  • For the cutlet
  • Paneer – 100 gms, grated

  • Potato – 2 medium size, boiled, peeled and mashed

  • Onion – 1 small, chopped fine

  • Green Chilis – 1-2, chopped fine

  • Ginger – ½-inch piece, chopped fine

  • Kashmiri Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp

  • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp

  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp

  • Amchur Powder – 1/2 tsp

  • Common Salt/Sendha Namak – 1 tsp (as per taste)

  • Coriander Leaves – a few bunches, chopped

  • Oil for frying

  • For the coating
  • Maida – 1/4 cup

  • Salt – as per taste

  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

  • Water – enough to make a slurry

  • Bread crumbs – to coat the cutlet


  • Into a bowl, add the grated paneer, mashed potato, onion, green chili, ginger, Kashmiri chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder, salt and coriander leaves. Mix everything well.
  • Shape these into small balls and then flatten them between your palms.
  • In a small bowl, mix together maida, salt, pepper powder and water to make a slurry. Dip each cutlet into this slurry and then coat it with bread crumbs. Repeat this process for all the cutlets.
  • Add some oil in a pan and once hot, add the cutlets to the hot oil.
  • You can either shallow fry these cutlets or deep fry them. These can be served hot with some green chutney and tomato ketchup.

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