How to make Crunchy Paneer -

Crispy fried paneer cubes tossed in soy sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Paneer Book.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (पनीर), Refined Flour

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

For more recipes related to Crunchy Paneer checkout Quick Paneer Tikka, Chilli Paneer, Paneer Ke Tinke, Til Paneer . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chicken Satay Chilgoza Paneer Honey Walnut Prawns Chocolate Meringue

Crunchy Paneer

Crunchy Paneer 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Crunchy Paneer Recipe

  • Paneer cut into 1 inch cubes 300 grams

  • Refined Flour 1/4 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Garlic chopped 2 cloves

  • Celery chopped 1/4 stalk

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed 5-6

  • MSG pinch

  • Dark soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion green sliced 2 stalks

  • Batter

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3/4 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 6 tablespoons

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Dust the paneer cubes with refined flour. Mix all the ingredients for the batter together with three-fourth cup plus one-and-a-half tablespoons of chilled water and whisk with a balloon whisk till smooth.

Step 2

Heat oil in a wok. Dip paneer cubes in the batter and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a wok; add ginger and garlic and sauté over medium heat for half a minute.

Step 3

Add celery and continue to sauté for half a minute more. Add fried paneer, salt, crushed peppercorns, MSG, soy sauce, sugar and vinegar and cook over high heat for one minute, stirring and tossing continuously.

Step 4

Serve hot, garnished with spring onion greens.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.