paneer tikka/cutlets


Panner Tikka is a creamy and subtly flavoured starter. It is a great protein rich snack which is shallow fried. Get set to gobble a few of them without guilt.


Panner (Indian Cottage Cheese) is a very versatile ingredient of an Indian Kitchen. They are used in innumerable ways to make gravies, starters, sweets or parathas {stuffed flat bread}. There are different ways to make paneer tikka and this is one of them. I have used freshly homemade paneer. And the tikkas turned out to be very soft and just melts in the mouth!! You can use store bought paneer for ease but using a freshly homemade panner makes a huge difference in its texture and taste. I used 2 lts of milk and I got about 450gms of paneer. I have used about 400gms of paneer for this recipe.

decided to make your own Paneer, here is the recipe –

Makes 20 small tikkis

400gms Paneer
1/4 cup finely chopped Coriander
3-4 Green Chillies finely chopped
{you can used red chilli powder}
1 medium Onion chopped
2 slices of Bread
Salt to taste



  • Crumble the paneer so that there are no lumps.
  • Remove the sides of bread and dip it in water. Squeeze out all the water and crumble it.
  • Mix it with the panner well.
  • Now add onions, green chillies ,coriander and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients to form a big ball.
  • Heat a skillet and drizzle some oil.
  • Grease your hand with some oil and make small patties.
  • Keep two to three of them on the heated skillet and shallow fry till both sides are golden brown.
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the tikkis.
  • Serve it hot with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney.

Note: If its freshly made paneer , the cutlets will be a bit soft . So squeeze out all the whey from the paneer.
While frying it , lift them gently. Otherwise it may break.

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