Paneer Bites

paneer snack

A paneer snack – Fingers of paneer coated in bread crumbs. I guess you could call it the vegetarian alternative to fish fingers. Easy peasy recipe under the cut.

First off, this snack can be fried or baked. The ones pictured here is the baked version (similar to my baked french fries), but I must say I prefer the unhealthier, fried version. Tastes much better, and the crumbs stick to the paneer much better.

So, recipe: the amount of paneer depends entirely on the number of people you intend to feed. Cut the paneer into little fingers, and set aside. Now take a shallow basin and add a teaspoon or two of cornflour. Add a dash of lemon juice or vinegar, and salt and chilli powder to taste. Mix well into a paste, and marinate the paneer in the mixture for a few minutes.

Roll the paneer in bread crumbs and fry in hot oil (or bake, depending on your levels of fitness). I like to make fresh crumbs each time, from dry, old bread and cornflakes, to give it that ‘crunch’. Tastes great with tomato ketchup.


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    • SSK

      Thank you! They were really tasty. ;)

      To answer your questions – only cornflour. You can get it from any supermarket at pretty cheap prices.

      For the breadcrumbs, you need to dry out around 3-4 slices of bread (set them in the sun, or if you want quick and dirty, toast them lightly), and take a handful of cornflakes. The cornflakes are optional, it just gives extra crunch.

      Grind the whole mixture in your food processor till they look like breadcrumbs. And that’s all! Easy peasy, even for a noob. =)

  1. Just take the bread you have, (better when stale).. cut into slices bake in the oven on low heat, like 250, till the bread drys out less color pferer, you are not try to make toast, but something similiar. Take the bread out of the oven and crumble with your hands homemade bread crumbs . and if you even want before you put the bread in the oven sprinkle some dry herbs on there, like italian seasonin’ good luck.

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