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Paneer nuggets recipe
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Paneer nuggets recipe

Paneer nuggets preparation with full video, step by step pictures. Eggless nuggets that stays crispy and crunchy for long time.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • 200 gm Fresh Paneer cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup All purpose flour Maida
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Corn starch White corn flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed garlic or garlic powder
  • Milk - As needed
  • ¼ cup Bread crumbs
  • ½ cup Corn flakes
  • Oil - to deep fry


  • Take cubed paneer in a bowl, keep immersed in hot water until use.
  • Drain from water, add red chilli powder, salt and lemon juice. Coat well.
  • Place corn flakes in a zip lock cover, crush it to make smaller crumbles, using a rolling pin or pestle.
  • Mix bread crumbs, crushed flakes in a plate.
  • Coat each paneer cube in maida.
  • Make a batter out of maida, corn starch, baking powder, pepper powder, garlic and required salt using milk. Batter that is not too thick, but have to coat the paneer.
  • Now dip each paneer in the batter. I dipped everything and arranged over a wire rack.
  • Further, coat the paneer cubes dipped in batter in the bread crumbs, corn flakes mixture, well in all sides. Repeat to finish all.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the paneer cubes in batches. Stir gently in between to ensure even cooking. Cook in medium flame. Once golden and crisp, drain over paper towel.



  • Keeping paneer in hot water ensures softer results.
  • You can add any dry herbs if you like. 
  • To prepare bread crumbs at home, dry in sun and powder the bread slices in a mixer.
  • Alternately, you can microwave for 3 minutes (changing position each minute) to make it crisp and then powder to make crumbs.
  • Make sure to crush corn flakes well.
  • Do not make the batter too thick.