Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Paneer nuggets, paneer nuggets recipe

Paneer nuggets
Paneer nuggets preparation with full video, step by step pictures. Eggless nuggets that stays crispy and crunchy for long time.
My family loves paneer a lot. I cook paneer once a week surely for Aj's lunch box, packing paneer butter masala for him. Other than that, mostly in weekends, we like to have paneer for snack. I make tikka or paneer pakora which is Aj's favorite. Paneer when in good quality is an excellent source of protein, that too for vegetarians. Aj doesn't consume curd or any other form of milk / other than his daily dose of complan. So if he ask for paneer snack, I make for him. He loves tikka with green chutney and even loves paneer cheela, paneer sandwich.
After all these, I really wanted to find another snack which I could make for the family. I wanted to try corn flakes coating in any of my recipes, as I like the way it looks. Crispy and golden. So when Suvai foods launched paneer (Singapore only), I planned to try this paneer in nuggets form.
Suvai food's concept is mainly to deliver fresh products. Instead of frozen food, they bring in ready to consume food items that are not held in the freezer for months with years of expiry date. If you see any of their products, they recommend not to freeze and their expiry date duration is very short, which means lesser preservatives.
I was really excited when they told about their launching of paneer and eagerly waited for trying out. And when it actually reached my hands and tried this poppers, it was really soft, tender and stayed soft even after long time. It was not crumbly or dry, it retains it's shape. Since it's not frozen, you could actually feel the fresh taste of the paneer.
Do check it out in your nearby mini marts for Suvai paneer or otherwise you can also place order online.
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So coming to today's recipe, I followed the same base of my onion rings batter and just a slight modification gave me a perfect recipe for nuggets.

Paneer nuggets recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category:Snack
Prep Time: 30 mins   |  Cook time: 10 mins Serves: 3  | Author:

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Paneer nuggets preparation with full video, step by step pictures. Eggless nuggets that stays crispy and crunchy for long time.
Paneer nuggets recipe

Ingredients

Paneer - 200 gm, cut into cubes
All purpose flour/ Maida - 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Corn starch (White corn flour) - 1 tbsp
Baking powder 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Crushed garlic or garlic powder - 1 tsp
Milk - As needed
Bread crumbs - 1/4 cup
Corn flakes - 1/2 cup
Oil - to deep fry

How to make paneer nuggets:

  1. Take cubed paneer in a bowl, keep immersed in hot water until use.
  2. Drain from water, add red chilli powder, salt and lemon juice. Coat well.
  3. Place corn flakes in a zip lock cover, crush it to make smaller crumbles, using a rolling pin or pestle.
  4. Mix bread crumbs, crushed flakes in a plate.
  5. Coat each paneer cube in maida.
  6. Make a batter out of maida, corn starch, baking powder, pepper powder, garlic. Use milk and make a batter that is not too thick, but have to coat the paneer.
  7. Now dip each paneer in the batter. I dipped everything and arranged over a wire rack.
  8. Further, coat the paneer cubes dipped in batter in the bread crumbs, corn flakes mixture, well in all sides. Repeat to finish all.
  9. Heat oil and deep fry the paneer cubes in batches. Stir gently in between to ensure even cooking. Cook in medium flame.
  10. Once golden and crisp, drain over paper towel.

Notes

  • Keeping paneer in hot water ensures softer results.
  • You can add any dry herbs if you like. 
  • To prepare bread crumbs at home, dry in sun and powder the bread slices in a mixer. Alternately, you can microwave for 3 minutes (changing position each minute) to make it crisp and then powder to make crumbs.
  • Make sure to crush corn flakes well.
  • Do not make the batter too thick.

Step by step pictures, method:

  1. Take cubed paneer in a bowl, keep immersed in hot water until use.
  2. instructions-1
  3. Drain from water, add red chilli powder, salt and lemon juice. Coat well.
  4. instructions-2
  5. Place corn flakes in a zip lock cover, crush it to make smaller crumbles, using a rolling pin or pestle.
  6. instructions-3
  7. Mix bread crumbs, crushed flakes in a plate.
  8. instructions-4
  9. Coat each paneer cube in maida.
  10. instructions-5
  11. Make a batter out of maida, corn starch, baking powder, pepper powder, garlic and required salt using milk. Batter that is not too thick, but have to coat the paneer.
  12. instructions-6
  13. Now dip each paneer in the batter. I dipped everything and arranged over a wire rack. 
  14. instructions-7
  15. Further, coat the paneer cubes dipped in batter in the bread crumbs, corn flakes mixture, well in all sides. Repeat to finish all.
  16. instructions-8
  17. Heat oil and deep fry the paneer cubes in batches. Stir gently in between to ensure even cooking. Cook in medium flame. Once golden and crisp, drain over paper towel.
  18. instructions-9
Serve with tomato chilli sauce best combo.
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  1. Wow. Love that trolley. Nuggets looks insanely delish

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  2. Such a well thought out recipe/dish. Thanks so much Rajeswari, you are so 'new' in how you think.... (I struggled to find the right word : wonderful? innovative? Creative?...) 'New' fits you! Anybody can think of a paneer pakoda. But you have gone several miles ahead.....
    Thank you for making a difference dear girl,
    meera

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  3. Please let me know when to add salt

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    1. Both while marinating paneer and in the batter. So add accordingly.

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  5. Hi MATS, the base of this recipe is the same as my onion rings recipe which has been posted a long time back. Check the facts before commenting.

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  6. Please let me know know if I can try this recipe with tofu available in NTUC instead of paneer? will the output be similar?

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    1. Thank you so much for your quick response.. May I know where you got that trolley from? Its looking so lovely.

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    2. Trolley from D mart, Mumbai, got as gift.

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