Paneer is easy to cook, great to eat and you can possibly make a thousand different recipes with minimum hassle. Here are some kid friendly paneer recipes that you could try at home.
Paneer and corn salad
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sweet corn kernels, shelled and boiled; 2 boiled potatoes; 1/2 cup paneer, cut into small pieces; 1 small onion, chopped; 1 small tomato, chopped; 1 tsp lemon juice; 2 tsp chat masala; 1 tbsp chopped coriander; Salt to taste
Method: Mix all the ingredients well. Refrigerate and keep ready. Serve chilled to a famished army of kids after playtime and see their energies soar to create a ruckus again!
Paneer cheese rolls
Ingredients: 1 cup paneer, crumbled; 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese; 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped; Salt/chili powder, as per taste; 1/4 cup maida flour; 1 cup bread crumbs
Method: Mix maida into a gravy like consistency, enough to allow coating the rolls. It shouldn’t be too watery. Mix paneer, mozzarella cheese, onion, salt and chili powder with your fingers. Roll them into balls, then flatten into slightly long rolls. Dip the rolls in maida mix. Then roll them in bread crumbs. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and fry rolls until golden brown. Serve with ketchup or mint chutney.
Ingredients: 200 g paneer, crushed; 1 cup boiled potatoes, mashed; 1 medium onion, chopped; Salt/chilli/turmeric powder, as per your taste; 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste; 1/2 tsp garam masala; Oil for frying
Method: Mix paneer and potatoes and mash them until there are no lumps. Saute the onion. Add spices and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add in the ginger garlic paste and keep sauteing until the raw smell leaves. Add in the potato-paneer mix . Mix everything well before switching off the flame. Add in garam masala and shredded coriander leaves if you like. Allow the mixture to cool down. Once cool, roll small balls of the mix. Flatten them to any shape you like. You can also use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Drizzle oil in a flat bottom pan. Heat the oil well and place the cutlets in the pan. Keep the flame on medium heat. Flip cutlets over after 2-3 minutes. Repeat the process until the cutlets look crisp and golden brown on both sides. Serve cutlets with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.
Ingredients: 100 g paneer, crumbled; 1 tomato, cut into small pieces; 1 onion, cut into small pieces; Salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder, as per your taste; 2-3 pinches jeera; 2-3 tbsp oil; 1 tsp coriander, chopped
Method: Add oil to a frying pan and heat it. Add in the jeera. As it crackles, add the onion and tomato. Add in the salt, turmeric and salt and fry until the raw smell goes away. Add in the paneer and sauté for 5 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander if you like. Serve it with bread or chapatti or simply as a snack and relish the sight of your kids gobbling it up in no time at all.
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Ingredients: 1 tsp ginger garlic paste; 250 g paneer; 2 tsp chaat masala; Salt, chilli powder, coriander powder to taste; 1 small capsicum; Oil for frying
Method: Cut the paneer into cubes. Marinate the cubes with all the other ingredients (except capsicum) for 3-4 hours. Cut the capsicum into small pieces and sauté slightly with a pinch of salt. Next, take a flat bottomed pan or tawa and drizzle oil on it. Put in the marinated paneer and sizzle for some time. Add in the capsicum pieces, too. After 5 minutes, turn the flame to high until the paneer pieces get charred slightly on both sides. Serve with chapati or as a filling inside rolled up paratha.
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