paneer amritsari

Paneer Amritsari (Toddler & Kids’ Recipe)

By Swasthi on August 21, 2023, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Paneer Amritsari is a stir fried dish of paneer with spices, herbs and gram flour (besan). It is gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and gets done just under 10 minutes. It can be served as a starter, side or snack in the school-boxes. Paneer Amritsari also goes well in Kathi rolls, Sandwiches and can also be eaten with Chapati, rice-dal etc.

Paneer Amritsari

It is similar to tandoori Paneer Tikka but made without yogurt. Since it is made on a tawa it can be called a tawa paneer tikka. This dish is mildly spiced and low in heat but is very aromatic.

This recipe was inspired from a restaurant served Paneer Amritsari that we ate in Singapore. The dish originally is deep fried just like the Fish Amritsari and it tastes very delicious.

After a few trials at home, I was able to make something similar but without deep frying and the dish is super aromatic and tastes delicious.

This is our kids’ favorite paneer starter that I have made it for many years and continue to make it when we want something quick to serve as a side.

Gram flour aka besan is the star ingredient in this recipe and makes the dish extremely aromatic. The flour gets roasted in the pan and imparts those lovely flavors. The same marinade I even use to make the tikka for Paneer Pulao.

More kids’ friendly Paneer Recipes
Pan-Fried Paneer
Chilli Paneer
Paneer Paratha
Crispy Paneer Popcorn
Paneer Cutlet
Spinach Wraps
with Paneer

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How to make Paneer Amritsari (Stepwise Photos)

Please scroll down to the recipe card to find the quantities.

1. Add chilled paneer, red chilli powder, kasuri methi, ajwain, garam masala, salt, amchur powder, ginger garlic paste and besan to a bowl.

marination for paneer amritsari

2. Sprinkle very little water and toss to coat the paneer well with this masala.

spiced marinade to make paneer amritsari

3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the paneer and begin to roast them well.

pan frying paneer to make paneer amritsari

4. Paneer cubes may stick to each other, you will have to separate them gently while sauteing. Do not over cook. When the raw smell of the besan goes away turn off and move to a plate.

golden roasted paneer amritsari

Garnish with coriander leaves and onion wedges. Skew them or put them on to picks. Serve warm or hot. Do not leave them in the pan else they may get cooked further & turn rubbery.

paneer amritsari

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paneer amritsari

Paneer Amritsari Recipe

This Paneer Amritsari is a delicious starter made with paneer, gram flour, spices and herbs. It is kids' friendly and can also be served in rolls, wraps and sandwiches.
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Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings3 People

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 cups paneer chilled / cold
  • teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon red chili powder (use less for toddlers)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • teaspoon amchur powder (dried mango powder or lemon juice as needed)
  • 1 pinch black pepper crushed (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon Kasuri methi crushed or dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ to ⅕ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 Pinch turmeric or haldi
  • 3 tablespoons besan (gram flour preferably coarse one)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil


How to make Paneer Amritsari

  • Make sure the paneer is chilled else it can easily turn rubbery.
  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and toss them gently. If required sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoon water to coat the flour and spices with the paneer.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan and saute paneer until the raw smell of besan has gone. Taste test and add more spices and salt to taste.
  • Paneer amritsari begins to smell good, when it is done. Switch off the heat and serve as a snack or a side with roti, rice. You can also roll them up in wraps.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Paneer Amritsari Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 104IU2%
Vitamin C 0.02mg0%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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can this paneer recipe be sprayed with little oil and cooked in air fryer? looking for an easy recipe to share with friends.

5 stars
It came out soooo welll. Even my One and half yeardaughter enjoyed it ?

You’re a saviour in times of covid! Use your recipes every day 🙂

My husband and I are the biggest fans

5 stars
This recipe is so so easy and amazingly tasty. Was done in 10 minutes. And son loved it. Had some left over rice just buttered it and mixed the remaining paneer and tossed it with salt . It made a great dish too. Thank you for this recipe.

your ‘s all recipe is very easy and teasty

Looks delicious!!

wow.. tats a droolworthy paneer dish..

this looks yummy!

swasthi, that looks yummy.

drooling yummy..awesome recipe…

Delicious, Drooling here

Very tempting. Perfect color and texture

this looks so easy and yum…

This one looks absolutely tempting….quick n perfect starter for any occasion

Looks so easy and yum…perfect for kids…bookmarked!!

Paneer looks so yummy and great.

wow such an delicious and yummy paneer amritsari 🙂 looks so tempting !!