How to make Air-fried Paneer with Curry Leaves -

Marinated cottage cheese cubes air-fried and served with a flavourful tomato chutney.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Curry Leaves (कड़ी पत्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Air-fried Paneer with Curry Leaves

Air-fried Paneer with Curry Leaves Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Air-fried Paneer with Curry Leaves Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese 250 grams

  • Curry Leaves 25-30

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger peeled 1 inch

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Bengal gram (daalia) roasted 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato 1 medium


Step 1

Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds in a non-stick pan till fragrant.

Step 2

Slice ginger and put in a mixer jar. Roughly chop green chillies and add to the jar. Add garlic, roasted Bengal gram, curry leaves, roasted ingredients, lemon juice, salt and 2 tbsps water and grind to a thick paste.

Step 3

Cut cottage cheese into 2 inch cubes.

Step 4

Transfer the ground paste into a bowl. Add cottage cheese cubes and mix well. Add 1 tbsp oil and mix lightly.

Step 5

Place only the prepared cottage cheese cubes in the air fryer basket and cook at 180º C for 10-12 minutes. Let the rest of the marinade remain in the bowl.

Step 6

Finely chop tomato.

Step 7

Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan, add tomato and sauté till soft. Add the marinade remaining in the bowl with 3 tbsps water and salt and mix well.

Step 8

Transfer this tomato chutney into a serving bowl. Halve one of the roasted cottage cheese cubes and place it on a serving plate along with the other cubes and serve immediately with the tomato chutney.

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