Paneer Nuggets

Paneer Nuggets Recipe is basically a paneer based snack which is either battered or breaded then deep fried in a cooking oil. It is an vegetarian fast food alternative to chicken nuggets or chicken bites served in mcdonald's as mcuggets.

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 ( 1 cup =255 ml)

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

Recipe Credits: Hebbar's Kitchen

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