Paneer cutlet without potato with coriander chutney
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Paneer Cutlet Recipe Without Potato

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Try this crispy and delicious Paneer Cutlet Recipe Without Potato. Yes, you heard it right “without potato”, these cutlets are velvety smooth from the inside and crispy from the out.

Paneer is also known as Indian cottage cheese and is high in protein. It is beloved by Indian vegetarians majority and is the go-to option for them. Paneer is used in the form of desserts and snacks as well and plays an important role in Indian cuisine.

These cutlets are a perfect tea-time appetizer and you can make a batch of cutlets in 40 minutes with basic ingredients available in your kitchen pantry.

INGREDIENTS IN PANEER CUTLET WITHOUT POTATO

Paneer- This is the main ingredient. Use a block of fresh paneer homemade or storebought.

Vegetables- Red onion, green chilli, green onion stalk, and garlic.

Spices/Seasonings- This recipe requires very basic spices like black pepper powder, pizza mix herbs and chilli flakes.

Other- Cornflour, all-purpose flour, breadcrumbs, and oil for shallow or deep frying.

HOW TO MAKE PANEER CUTLET WITHOUT POTATO

Remove the excess moisture from the paneer, place a paper towel over it, and put the heavy object over it to release excess water. This step is very important as the paneer will not hold the shape or the cutlet will break while frying due to extra moisture in the paneer.

Grating paneer with a grater

Grate the paneer or crumble it with your fingers and keep it aside. Then finely chop small onion, garlic, green onion stalk, and green chilli.

Chopped veggies with manual chopper

In a bowl add grated paneer, finely chopped veggies, salt, black pepper powder, pizza mix herb, and chilli flakes. Mix it nicely by using or hand or a spoon.

Now make small cutlets out of paneer mixture and dip it in the slurry then coat it with breadcrumbs.

(Note- 2 tablespoon cornflour, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (maida) and water = slurry)

Paneer cutlet mixture which includes veggies, grated paneer, spices and seasoning.

At this stage, you can store the cutlets in an airtight container in the refrigerator and fry them the next day.

Fry the cutlet in medium hot oil until golden brown, and transfer the cutlet to the paper towel so that excess oil will be absorbed. Serve it hot with dahi dhaniya chutney and chai.

Breadcrumbs coated paneer cutlet fried in refined oil

TOP TIPS

  • Use fresh and soft paneer for good texture avoid using oil or frozen paneer. You can use homemade paneer or get it fresh from the local dairy.
  • Crumble or grate the paneer nicely to easily bind with other ingredients.
  • Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preference.
  • You can shallow fry, deep fry, or air fry the cutlets.

FAQs

Can I use homemade paneer?

Yes, there is nothing better than the homemade.


What other veggies can I use in the paneer mixture?

Capsicum, cabbage, mushroom, mashed peas, grated cauliflower, grated carrots, or grated beetroot can be used in the paneer mixture.


Can I use sooji instead of breadcrumbs?

Yes, sooji, roasted poha, or roasted sewai can be used for the cutlet coating instead of breadcrumbs.


Can I add mashed boiled potatoes to the cutlet?

Yes, why not it depends on personal preference, and boiled potato acts as binding agents to the cutlets.


Why do my paneer cutlet break while frying?

Excess moisture can be the cause of the cutlet falling apart while frying. Make sure to remove excess moisture from the paneer before grating. Don’t overcrowd the cutlets while frying and the oil should be hot enough but not too much hot while frying.

OTHER PANEER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Paneer tikka in OTG

Paneer pahadi tikka

Malai paneer sabzi

Paneer fingers

Paneer tikka without onion and garlic

Yield: 14 small cutlets

Paneer Cutlet Recipe Without Potato

Paneer cutlet without potato

Try this crispy and delicious Paneer Cutlet Recipe Without Potato. Yes, you heard it right "without potato", these cutlets are velvety smooth from the inside and crispy from the out.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 300 gram paneer
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 5 garlic
  • 2 green chilli
  • few green onion stalk
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp balck pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp pizza mix herbs
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2tbsp cornflour
  • water (for slurry)
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Canola oil (for frying)

Instructions

    • Remove the excess moisture from the paneer, place a paper towel over it, and put the heavy object over it to release excess water. This step is very important as the paneer will not hold the shape or the cutlet will break while frying due to extra moisture in the paneer.
    • Grate the paneer or crumble it with your fingers and keep it aside. Then finely chop small onion, garlic, green onion stalk, and green chilli.
    • In a bowl add grated paneer, finely chopped veggies, salt, black pepper powder, pizza mix herb, and chilli flakes. Mix it nicely by using or hand or a spoon.
    • Now make small cutlets out of paneer mixture and dip it in the slurry then coat it with breadcrumbs.
    • (Note- 2 tablespoon cornflour, 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour (maida) and water = slurry)
    • At this stage, you can store the cutlets in an airtight container in the refrigerator and fry them the next day.
    • Fry the cutlet in medium hot oil until golden brown, and transfer the cutlet to the paper towel so that excess oil will be absorbed. Serve it hot with dahi dhaniya chutney and chai.

    Notes

    • Use fresh and soft paneer for good texture avoid using oil or frozen paneer. You can use homemade paneer or get it fresh from the local dairy.
    • Crumble or grate the paneer nicely to easily bind with other ingredients.
    • Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preference.
    • You can shallow fry, deep fry, or air fry the cutlets.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    14

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

    All information presented is intended for informational purposes only.

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