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Paneer popcorn recipe- A bown plate with crispy and tasty paneer pops served with sauce.
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Paneer Popcorn Recipe

Paneer popcorn recipe- easy and tasty paneer snack recipe for toddlers and kids made with cubed paneer, gram flour and bread crumbs.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 198kcal


For paneer marination

  • 1.5 cups cubed paneer/ Indian cottage cheese 1 inch
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons cumin powder
  • Salt
  • Water

For outer covering and crust

  • 3/4 cup gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt
  • 1 cup bread crumbs


  • Add cubed paneer to a mixing bowl. Add chili powder, garam masala powder and cumin powder. Add a pinch of salt. Mix well and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Take gram flour, chili powder, salt in another mixing bowl. To that add water gradually and make a lump free batter. The batter should be thick enough for paneer cubed to hold it well. If the batter is too thick popcorns will turn hard after frying. If the batter is very thin it will not coat the paneer cubes properly.
  • Add the paneer cubes to the prepared batter and coat well.
  • Roll each batter coated paneer cube over bread crumbs. Arrange on a plate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.Once the oil is hot fry the paneer cubes in medium flame. Fry until the paneer cubes turn golden and crispy.
  • Drain excess oil and serve paneer popcorn hot.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 198kcal