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paneer nuggets recipe | paneer bites | crispy cottage cheese nuggets

easy paneer nuggets recipe | paneer bites | crispy cottage cheese nuggets
Course snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for paneer marination:

  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp pepper crushed
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 cubes paneer / cottage cheese

other ingredients:

  • ¼ cup corn flour
  • 2 tbsp maida / plain flour / all-purpose flour / refined flour
  • ½ tsp pepper crushed
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup water for batter
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs / crushed corn flakes
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp pepper and salt to taste.
  • also add 2 tbsp coriander leaves and 1 tbsp lemon juice. mix well to form paste.
  • coat the prepared paste to paneer cubes.
  • cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • meanwhile prepare maida batter by mixing, ¼ cup corn flour, 2 tbsp maida, ½ tsp pepper and salt to taste.
  • add ½ cup water and prepare lump free, flowing consistency batter.
  • dip the marinated paneer into maida paste and coat well.
  • now coat with bread crumbs covering all sides. use panko bread crumbs / crushed corn flakes as they give nice texture.
  • deep fry the paneer nuggets in hot oil. alternatively, bake in preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 12 minutes.
  • fry on medium flame, stirring occasionally till it turns golden brown.
  • finally, serve crispy paneer nuggets with green chutney or tomato sauce.