Got Paneer At Home? You've Got To Try These Easy Dishes

    We have a newfound love for paneer during this lockdown. It’s mostly because we miss restaurant food and this is our gateway to that. Cooking Paneer is easy, you just have to keep a few things in mind. Always use your paneer at its freshest and don’t let it overcook. 

    Here are some recipes to get you started!

    Paneer Kathi Rolls

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients: Paneer, onion, ginger garlic paste, capsicum, cabbage, carrots, lemon juice, cheese (optional), tomato pulp, everyday spices

    We miss the Kathi Rolls we munched on the streets and we tried to recreate it with this recipe. It was quick, easy and didn’t require much hard work. Plus, it didn’t feel super heavy after eating. We entirely skipped the vegetables and added only onions and it was just as good. 

    Get the recipe here.

    Paneer Tikka

    Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Ingredients: Paneer, bell peppers, tomato, onion, yoghurt, gram flour, ginger garlic paste, everyday spices, lime juice and oil

    We miss this especially during Ramzan, and time spent doing this felt fun and creative. You can make your paneer tikka on the stovetop, or griddle, or your oven. Not to mention, the smell wafting around the house when you make it is just something else. 

    Get the recipe here.

    Paneer Cutlets

    Prep Time: 40 minutes

    Ingredients: Paneer, potatoes, carrots, green peas, green chilli, garlic cloves, coriander leaves, corn starch, breadcrumbs/sooji/crushed oats/crushed corn flakes, oil

    This makes for a good evening snack. If you’re not into gravies and something super spicy, these cutlets are just for you. These cutlets need to be shallow fried and not deep-fried, so make sure you do it correctly. 

    Get the recipe here

    Paneer Kulchas

    Prep Time: 30 minutes (2 hours for the leavening of bread)

    Ingredients: Atta, maida, baking soda/ no flavour Eno, curd, paneer, green chillies, coriander leaves, ghee, everyday spices and oil

    A Kulcha is different from the paratha as the dough has to be leavened, for which yeast is usually used but even baking soda works just as well. We also recommend you to make smaller kulchas for your first try and then go all pro-chef once you get the hang of it. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on your kulcha and with a dollop of butter, you’re all set.

    Get the recipe here

    Paneer Thread Rolls

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients: Paneer, Ginger garlic paste, soy sauce, corn flour, noodles (regular/rice), everyday spices and oil

    Love veg crispy but absolutely detest cauliflower? This dish is for you. These rolls may seem weird at first but eating them was a pure delight. Plus, it was fun to make and experiment with. 

    Watch the recipe here

    Paneer Popcorn

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients: Paneer, cornflakes, cornflour, maida, everyday spices and oil 

    These are our favourite munchies when we binge-watch on Netflix. It is easier than a normal Paneer Sabzi, takes less preparation and is super filling. We love how crunchy it is and there are almost no chances of you messing it up!

    Watch how to make it here

    Paneer Chilli

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients: Paneer, cornstarch, maida, ginger garlic paste, black pepper powder, oil, spring onions, capsicums, onions, rice/white vinegar, soy sauce, everyday spices and sugar

    This starter will take you right back to your favourite restaurant order. You can always add more chilli or tweak up the recipe with your favourite chilli sauce. We also recommend adding sambal for a spicy kick. 

    Get the recipe here

    Paneer Kofta

    Prep Time: 55 minutes

    Ingredients: Paneer, cashews, potatoes, tomato pulp, ginger garlic paste, cornflour, gram flour, everyday spices and oil

    Have leftover paneer which is crumbling apart? Turn it into Koftas instead. We were sick of paneer cubes getting split in our gravy, so we opted for this kofta recipe instead. It was much tastier and fun to experiment with as well. You can even add peas in your kofta (we added a small block of cheese!). 

    Get the recipe here

    Pro-Tip

    Well, apart from these you can also try out Paneer momo. We tried it and LOVED it!

    Looking for more such easy recipes? Find them here! Happy cooking, folks:)