Crispy crunchy paneer, potato and walnut cutlets are easy to prepare. Paneer cutlets are soft inside and crunchy outside. These make delicious vegetarian tea time snacks.
It has a mouth-melting texture with a perfect crunch of corn kernels. Enjoy these crispy paneer cutlets with green chutney or your favourite dip.
We simply love Cutlets, kababs, patties and tikki. All of these make for tasty snacks. I have shared quite a few snack recipes already. Today I am sharing with you this tasty North Indian snack. You can call this a cutlet or tikki.
The recipe for this paneer tikki is very filling and healthy. Paneer and walnuts in the cutlets keep you full for a long time.
Why We love this recipe
- We love our tea time snacks here!
- This tasty snack is easy and fast to make if you have boiled potatoes.
- Paneer and walnuts make it quite filling
- We have shallow-fried this paneer tikki using lesser oil as compared to deep frying.
Ingredients for Paneer Aloo Tikki
A few basic pantry staples are required to make the most delicious paneer cutlet at home.
Potato: Boiled potatoes. Either mash them or grate them.
Walnuts: Crushed walnuts, almost powdered walnuts add a lot of taste and meaty texture to the cutlets.
Paneer (Cottage cheese): Grated paneer adds for the creamy cutlets that melt in the mouth.
Arrowroot powder: For binding the cutlets. If you do not have arrowroot powder you can use either cornflour or rice flour.
Seasoning: Green Chilli, coriander leaves, Ginger, Salt, Red Chili Powder, coriander powder.
Oil: Mustard oil or vegetable oil to shallow fry.
Make Them Ahead
You can make these cutlets in advance and freeze them in the freezer before frying. In the freezer, you can store them for up to 6 weeks. When in the mood to eat take them out and fry them directly in hot oil or Air fry them. There is no need to thaw them.
Recipe Notes & Tips for making paneer cutlet
- You can add vegetables if you like. If you are using veggies, chop them finely.
- If you don’t want to shallow fry you can bake them at 180 degrees celsius. You can also Air-fry if you wish to.
- You can skip chillies if you do not like them too spicy.
- To make it vegan you can substitute paneer with Tofu.
What to Serve with Paneer Cutlets
You can serve these cutlets as a party snack or tea time snack with ketchup or green chutney.
You can pack them in the lunch box.
Burger: This makes a great vegetarian patty for the burgers.
Wraps: You can stuff them in pita bread to make sandwiches like these.
Chaat: You can serve these paneer tikki as a chaat like this aloo tikki chaat or Matar tikki chaat.
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- 2 Potatoes medium-sized
- 100 gm Paneer
- 50 Gm Walnuts
- ¼ cup bread crumb
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped
- 1 teaspoon green chilli chopped
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- Bread crumb for coating cutlets.
- First, boil the potatoes. Either in a pressure cooker, Instant pot or microwave.
- Allow them to cool, peel them and grate them. I mostly have boiled potatoes in my fridge as a part of meal prep. You can prepare a lot of potato recipes with boiled potatoes.
- Grate the paneer and keep it aside.
- Powder Walnuts and keep them aside.
- Now in a mixing bowl mix boiled grated potatoes, Grated paneer, crushed walnuts, fresh bread crumbs, arrowroot powder, chopped cilantro, chopped green chillies, red chilli powder, salt, grated ginger, coriander powder.
- Mix them well and shape them into round cutlets.
- Coat these cutlets into bread crumbs and crushed walnut mixture.
- Now shallow fry these cutlets in hot oil till golden brown from both sides.
- Drain out of oil and serve with chutney and enjoy!