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Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Finger Fry

Paneer_Cottage_Cheese_Finger_Fry_1 Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Finger Fry is an attractive dish, specially to children. This can be given in lunch box also.

Cooking time: 30 minutes approximately excluding marinating time.


  • Paneer – 400 gm
  • Curd – 1 table spoon
  • Corn flour and all purpose flour – 1 table spoon each
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 table spoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Roasted Cumin powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 table spoon
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil – to fry paneer fingers



  • Cut paneer into finger shape; In a bowl add curd, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli, garam masala, cumin powders and salt; mix well, dip each paneer finger in this and arrange them in a tray; keep for marinating 30 to 45 minutes.

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  • Heat oil in a pan; take flour in a plate or tray, roll marinated paneer fingers in this and fry in oil till crisp, golden/red in colour.


  • Serve hot with sauce.



  • Use fresh paneer.

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya March 30, 2010, 9:30 am

    A perfect appetizer for any party,looks too good and delicious

  • Sum March 30, 2010, 10:35 am

    Looks yummy!

  • Priya March 30, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Slurpp, wat a crispy appetizier, i want to grab few from the click..tempting!!

  • Swapna March 30, 2010, 3:56 pm

    I don’t like paneer. When we go to restaurants or any place, I skip the paneer and have the gravy because I don’t like the taste of it. This sounds tempting because it is fried and will have a good flavor and texture. Thanks for sharing.

  • Vanishree Venugopal June 18, 2010, 6:26 pm

    turned out gr8…it s raining cats&dogs outside and i m sitting wit a plate of these paneer pakodas on my lap…thnks fr te recipe.

  • vijila Anand August 14, 2010, 1:27 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes, very useful for me, thank again

  • BHARTI September 1, 2011, 4:02 pm

    this is nice recipe,taste to banane ke baad pata lagega. i just read.

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