How to make Paneer Cutlet

Learn how to make paneer Cutlet recipe with step by step pictures. This crispy tikki is made with paneer/cottage cheese and potatoes, a perfect snack for tea time. Would be a great appetizer for the crowd.
Course Snack / Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 276kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar


  • 1 Cup Paneer Grated
  • 1 Cup Potato Mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Green Pea
  • 2 Green Chili /Serrano pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro /Coriander leaves/chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 cup Cooking Oil


  • Grate panner finely. Alternatively, use blender/mixer for grating. Add paneer chunks to the mixer jar. Pulse the machine for few seconds until it crushed up finely.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the potatoes until no big lumps seen. Add grated paneer, green peas, chopped green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, chili powder and salt.
  • Combine them well, and make it into small sized balls. Then pat them into flat circle shaped patties.
  • In a small plate add poppy seeds. Place each patties over the poppy seeds and gently press them until they get coated evenly.
  • In medium flame, heat cooking oil in a pan. Add these patties gently and fry them until they becomes golden brown on all the sides.
  • Transfer fried cutlets to a kitchen towel to remove any excess oil and serve Paneer Cutlets hot with ketchup or green chutney.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 16.2mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 2.2mg