How to make Paneer Popcorn -

Popcorn gets a Indian touch with cottage cheese cubes replacing corn kernels

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Dried breadcrumbs

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Paneer Popcorn

Paneer Popcorn Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Popcorn Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cut into 1/2 inch cubes 50 grams

  • Dried breadcrumbs 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 pinch

  • Refined flour 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli flakes 1 pinch

  • Dried oregano a large pi

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Chaat masla to sprinkle


Step 1

Take breadcrumbs in a plate add salt and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 2

Take refined flour in a bowl add red chilli flakes, salt, oregano and ginger-garlic paste and sufficient water and mix well to make a slightly thick batter.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Dip each cube of cottage cheese in this batter and roll in the breadcrumbs mixture. Dip the cubes back in the same batter and roll again in the breadcrumbs mixture to double coat the cheese cubes.

Step 5

Slide the cottage cheese cubes into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle chaat masala and mix well.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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