Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet | Recipe by Nikita Jhanglani

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I have been meaning to make Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet for a while, but have been putting it off. Then last week I was chatting with Nikita about diets and she mentioned that her nutritionist said she could have simple Paneer Tikki as they are a rich source of protein. The caveat was there should be some veggies in it. As you can imagine, I quite liked the sound of this idea and the Nutritionist as well.

While I was planning to make these Paneer Cutlets over the weekend, yesterday I found myself quite at a loose end in the evening because none of my Internet connections were working and my father wanted to sleep as he was tired. What does one do in such a situation but cook! The result were these Paneer Tikkis and had quite a wonderful dinner.

The Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet serve as a protein-rich dish in a vegetarian diet for weight-loss.

What I liked about these tikkis were that they were pan-fried and so light on the stomach. Also, the Paneer Cutlets did not need much by way of spices. Just a touch of Chaat Masala and some green chillies is all I used. These Paneer Cutlets will now become a staple in my home along with the other favourite; Dahi ke Kebab.

Healthy Paneer Pattice with Vegetables

How to Make Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet

Paneer Tikki or Paneer Cutlet

This is the recipe for a lightly spiced Paneer Tikki that needs very few ingredients. These Paneer Cutlets are protein-rich and recommended (in moderation, of course) as a part of a weight-loss diet for vegetarians.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8
  • 200 gms Paneer
  • 1/3 Cup Finely Chopped Carrot
  • 1/3 Cup Finely Chopped French Beans
  • 1 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chillies or to Taste
  • 1 tbsp Besan optional
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
Preparing the Vegetables
  • Parboil the carrots and beans.
  • Drain all the water.
  • Set aside.
Making the Paneer Tikkis
  • Mash the Paneer.
  • Add the Chaat Masala and Besan.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the parboiled vegetables and green chillies.
  • Mix well.
  • Taste and add salt, if required.
  • Mix well.
  • Divide into 8 equal portions.
  • Roll each portion into a ball.
  • Press to form a 1/2" thick tikki.
  • In a non-stick pan, over low to medium heat, warm about 1 tsp oil.
  • Place a few Paneer Cutlets and cook till the side touching the pan is golden brown.
  • Flip over and cook the other side till it is golden brown.
  • Serve the Paneer Cutlet warm with Dahiwali Pudina Chutney or Tomato Ketchup.
Cook over low-to-medium heat, otherwise the Paneer Tikkis will burn.
Tried this recipe?Do let me know how you liked it @aahaaram or tag #aahaaram!


Healthy Paneer Tikki with Vegetables

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