Paneer is one of the most important sources of Milk protein and calcium among vegetarians. Most kids Love it, if the preparation is tasty. It is easy to include paneer in kids diet, all we need is ideas.Paneer Masala, Paneer fried rice, paneer paratha, paneer tikka masala, Hyderabadi paneer 65, paneer soya bhrurji (you can stuff this in chapathi rolls), palak paneer bhurji ( for rolls) are some of my ideas for kids .
This paneer cutlet is most commonly made in our home. It can be used as a patty for vegetable burger or can be relished as it is or can be used to make a chat. I have never tried this deep frying. I always prefer to bake them. Iam not sure if the binding is ok for deep-frying. I tawa fry, with the left over mix most of the times. However, we are not great fans of tawa fried ones, as they do not get the deep fried or baked kind of crust. Baking them seems to be super easy for me, just mix up everything, make the tikkis and bake. I usually use bread crumbs for the outer layer, it gives a good crust. But this time I had no stock of the crumbs and so had to carry on. These too come out crusty, but still not as crusty as the ones rolled in bread crumbs. This makes a good after school snack or as a part of the lunch box. I will post some more variations of this cutlet after few weeks.
*Note: Pudina adds great flavour to this.
1 cup paneer crumbled (Indian Cottage Cheese)
¾ cup of sweet corn (pulsed coarsely) (can replace with boiled potato)
2 to 3 green chilies chopped small (adjust)
2 slices of bread (I used thick brown bread slices)(dip them in water, squeeze remove excess water)
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
Pinch of cumin
1 medium onion
1/8 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp pepper powder
20 pudina leaves (chop)
Salt to taste
Optional (ground 1”cinnamon and 3 cloves) (I did not use this time)
1. Mix all the ingredients well till everything is blended well
2. Preheat the oven to 220C
3. Prepare a baking tray, grease it
4. Make small thin patties (appr ¼ inch), smear little oil on them
5. Bake for 10 to 15 mins, flip them to the other side
6. Bake for another 10 to 12 mins.
• If you wish you can tawa fry them on a medium flame too with little oil