Nutritious and delicious paneer pakoras are loved by young and old alike.Paneer is often used for making wide variety of luscious meals like, paneer butter masala, palak paneer etc.These paneer popcorns are the perfect snack to munch while sipping your tea in leisure evenings.The recipe is quiet simple, you need some paneer cubes and other few ingredients to make these delicious tea time snack .These instant paneer nuggets are great appetizer for casual -weekend evenings or sudden guests.


Paneer cubes -300 gms

Ginger garlic paste-1tbs

turmeric powder-1/4th tsp

chilli powder-1 tsp

pepper powder-1/2 tsp


corn flour-1tbsp

bread crumbs (for crispy coating )


  • In a mixing bowl add paneer cubes which are in room temperature, along with ginger garlic paste ,turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,pepper powder and salt.mix well and keep the marination for 10 minutes.
  • Make corn flour paste ,add salt.Dip the paneer cubes in cornflour batter and roll them in bread crumbs.
  • Double coat the paneer cubes with bread crumbs by repeating the process once more.This will give a firm and crispy exterior for the fried paneer popcorns.
  • Refrigerate the paneer cubes for 1o minutes. This way coating will get locked on the paneer .
  • Deep -fry the paneer cubes until they are golden brown ,in a medium flame .
  • Serve them hot with your favorite sauce.

A perfect starter for parties and special days.Here’s the detailed recipe with STEP BY STEP IMAGES

Paneer cubes.
Add in spices (turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,pepper powder and salt.)
Keep the marinated paneer cubes for 10 minutes.Let it absorb the flavors of masala.
Prepare cornflour slurry in a bowl.
Double coat the paneer cubes with bread crumbs by dipping the paneer cubes multiple times in the slurry.
Paneer cubes are very well coated with bread crumbs.
refrigerate for 10 -15 minutes .
Deep fry until crispy nad golden brown.
Crispy and mouth watering paneer popcorns !!!!!


  • We can use either frozen paneer cubes or fresh paneer cubes for this recipe .
  • While using frozen paneer cubes allow them to thaw completely before marination.



Hi , Thank you for stopping by @beenasrecipes.My name is Beena Vinob ,writer of this blog. Being a food enthusiast most of the recipes found here are learnt from my friends ,family members, watching T.V.shows , with reference to recipe books etc. However you could see some innovative and unique dishes which I have developed over past years of experience. All the recipes are tested and tried multiple times to confirm the authenticity of the blog post. If I come across a new recipe ,I often try to present the simplest version of the recipe by making some twist and turns in the original version with the staple ingredients available at home. If you have any question regarding the recipe kindly use the comment section on the page. I really enjoy the process of exploring new recipe ideas ,trying out new dishes, food photography ,recipe video editing etc.That’s why I have been continuing this journey over the past few years. Feel free to contact me at Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated .

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