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January 31, 2015

Paneer Cutlet Recipe - Paneer Cutlet Without Potato

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Paneer Cutlet Recipe
Paneer cutlet without potato using Instant Poha mix from Mother's recipe is my second entry for Mother’s Recipe Innovative Cooking Challenge Contest. I used their Instant Poha Mix/Aval upma mix for making this cutlet recipe and it turned out awesome. Actually speaking, I wanted to try Paneer cutlet Recipe without Aloo/Potato for a long time.I am so happy i was able to achieve it with the help of this poha mix. Like potato, poha (rice flakes) is also one of the best binding agents for cutlet. As I have followed this in my Mc Donald’s burger recipe, I tried this cutlet recipe using Instant Poha mix very confidently. As I expected, the result was great! My daughter and My better half loved it to the core.With crispy exterior and soft interior, it was just perfect. As the poha mix had all the seasoning ingredients, it made my job simple. I just cooked the mix adding spice powders, mashed paneer and made these cutlets quickly and easily. Its an yummy evening snack recipe for kids and that too without potatoes. Thanks to Mother’s Recipe for giving this opportunity to Indian Food Bloggers and make us think different and innovative through this Challenge. Here I have deep fried the cutlets.You can go for shallow frying in a pan and make it as a low calorie snack.You can also opt for baking and make it even more healthy without oil. I have discussed baking method too. For variations, you can add boiled corn kernels and mixed vegetables too.Ok, lets see how to make this paneer cutlet recipe using Instant Poha Mix.
Check out my first entry for this contest : Eggless Milk Powder Cake recipe using Instant Payasam Mix.

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Paneer Cutlet Recipe without potato

Paneer Cutlet Recipe

Paneer Cutlet Recipe Paneer Cutlet Recipe without using Potato
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snack
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Mother's Recipe Instant Poha Mix - 200 gms( 1 packet - Poha- rice flakes ) Or Plain Poha 
  • Water - 400 ml
  • Grated paneer – 3/4 cup ( Cottage cheese, around 100gms)
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
  • Aamchoor powder –1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Maida-1 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Mint & coriander leaves - 2 tbsp ( each,finely chopped)
  • Cooking oil - to fry
To coat the cutlets
  • Corn flour - 1/4 cup
  • Water - as needed to make thick batter
  • Bread crumbs & Powdered corn flakes( only for baking ) - 1 cup or as needed

  • Take the paneer & grate it using a fine grater or mash/crumble it well using your hands.Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and saute the finely chopped onions.Add the g&g paste and saute till its raw smell leaves completely.
Poha cutlet recipe
  • Now add 2 cups( 400 ml) of water with little salt( the mix had salt in it.So use less) and allow it to boil.When it comes to boil,add the poha mix ( Rice flakes mix).Mix well & cover cook it for 8-10 minutes in medium flame.Mix it once in the middle.Poha will be cooked well & becomes mushy.All the water will be absorbed. If you are not using poha mix, you can add plain poha soaked in water for 20 minutes.
Poha cutlet recipe
  • Now add the grated paneer & mix well.Add turmeric powder,red chilli pwd,dhania pwd,garam masala powder & amchoor powder.Mix well,add maida,mix well.Let the mixture become a whole mass like dough.Switch off the flame.Lastly add the finely chopped coriander and mint leaves.Mix well.Check for salt.Squeeze in little lemon juice and allow the cutlet mixture to cool down.
Paneer cutlet recipe
  • In the mean time,take the corn flour,add water and make a slightly thin like dosa batter.Take the bread crumbs in a plate.( For homemade bread crumbs,just powder the brown part of bread and use as such.I did this way)
Homemade bread crumbs
  • Take a medium orange sized ball from the cutlet mixture and pat it.Dip it in corn flour batter & then in bread crumbs.Do this twice to get a super crispy exterior.
  • Heat oil to deep fry or shallow fry and drop the cutlets.Fry them till golden brown by flipping it whenever needed.Remove & drain it in a tissue.Serve with ketchup/tomato sauce.
  • For baking,make the cutlet mixture as mentioned above.Dip it in corn flour batter,then in powdered corn flakes & finally in bread crumbs.Repeat it twice.Now preheat the oven in 200c and bake the cutlets in 200c,convection mode for 10-15 minutes in one side.Flip it and again bake them for another 10-15 minutes.Remove & serve hot.
    Enjoy !
To use plain poha/Aval/Rice flakes, take 1 cup of poha ( thick rice flakes),wash & soak it for 20 minutes till it turns soft.Add cumin seeds while sauting onions & proceed as mentioned above.

Enjoy this yummy paneer cutlets with Tea !

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Unknown said...

Looks yummy and delicious

Unknown said...

These Paneer Cutlets are tempting me so much...the outside looks so crispy with lovely golden brown color..

Rafeeda AR said...

delicious looking cutlets... the poha would give more body to them, right?

Chitra said...

Yes yield will b more rafee ;)

Priya said...

Other innovative recipe.These cutlets look crispy and really delicious

Priya said...

Congratulations for being selected as the top blog.

Chitra said...

Thanks dear.😀

Chitra said...

Thanks dear.😀

Kurinji said...

yummy and delicious...

learn kolam said...

Good photography with a detailed presentation.Innovative.

Camryn Farmer said...

It's really tempting me so much! It looks so crispy!
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Unknown said...

Mam what is the substitute 4 panner...? As Malaysian very rare to get a panner...

Chitra said...

Hi Kalai Vani,U can replace paneer with mashed potato :)

Unknown said...

why do not you think about this that we westerners are also making indian cusine and that we do not understand ingridients in your language.what is poha for example?

Unknown said...

what is poha? we are westerners..why do not translate the names of indian ingredients?

Chitra said...

Hi, Sorry, I never thought you have interest in our cuisine.Happy to know it :) I will update the ingredients.Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

nice recipes......

skill f said...

Hello, I tried this paneer pakoras recipe and it tastes just awesome. I also recommend everyone to try this at least one time you will love this.

Thanks for sharing such amazing paneer pakoras recipe.