Monday, July 31, 2017



Paneer or Cottage Cheese is one of the more popular ingredients in Indian vegetarian cooking. Most houses these days especially in the urban areas have developed a taste for paneer dishes which earlier were had only in restaurants. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for Methi Paneer, Paneer Lababdar, and Paneer Chettinad.

 Today's recipe is for a simple shallow fried dish which is yet quite delicious. It has the flavour of ginger and garlic and you will love it as a starter.

  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese), 200 gms,  
  • Salt, to taste
  • Lemon Juice, 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder, 2 tsp or to taste
  • Ginger Paste, 3/4 tsp
  • Garlic Paste, 3/4 tsp
  • Rice Flour, 1 tbsp
  • Semolina, (Medium Rava) 1 tbsp
  • Oil, for shallow frying

Cut the paneer into cubes of about 1 and 1/2 inches
To marinate the paneer, add salt and lemon juice to the paneer in a bowl and mix lightly.
Keep in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
After that, take it out of the refrigerator add turmeric and chilli powder, some more salt, ginger paste and garlic paste.
Mix all this well into the paneer cubes, so that they are well coated
Cover the bowl and keep back in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes
Mix together the rice flour and semolina in a plate
After 20 minutes, take out the marinated paneer from the refrigerator and dust the paneer cubes one by one with the rice flour-semolina mixture till they are well coated
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and when it gets hot, shallow fry the coated paneer cubes till they become a golden brown.
Then flip the paneer cubes and likewise cook the other side
Serve hot as starters, plain or with mint chutney

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