How to make Papad Paneer Pops -

Spicy cottage cheese balls dipped in refined flour batter, rolled in crushed papad and deep fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Crushed Raw Papad, Cottage Cheese

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Papad Paneer Pops

Papad Paneer Pops 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Papad Paneer Pops Recipe

  • Crushed Raw Papad 1 1/2 cups

  • Cottage Cheese grated 1 cup

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 5 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Put cottage cheese, chaat masala, red chilli powder, salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Divide this mixture into equal portions and shape them into small balls. Whisk together refined flour, salt and eight tablespoons of water in another bowl to make a smooth paste.

Step 3

Spread the crushed papad on a plate. Dip the cottage cheese balls in the flour paste and roll in the crushed papad till they are well coated.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry pops till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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