Paneer Balls

Paneer is a comforting and luxurious ingredient. Stuffed in bread mixed with a few herbs and spices, it makes a decadent appetizer to serve at any party. It is easy and quick to prepare.


1/2 cup paneer, crumbled
5 slices white bread
1/2  small onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 indian green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp coriander powder
2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt

Microwave the paneer for 30 seconds to soften it. Crumble it with your hands. The heat of your hands will make it creamy.  Add the onions, cumin seeds, green chillies, coriander powder, cilantro and salt. Mix it with you hands together to form the filling.


Place a little ball of the filling in the center of the bread. Fold the corners of the bread over the filling and press within the palm of your hands to make a ball of the bread with the filling inside. Press hard to make sure it is completely sealed. If the bread is too dry, dampen your hands which will help the bread bind better.


Heat a pot with oil up to half way through over medium heat.  Gently drop the balls into the oil and fry until golden brown on all sides, around 2-3 minutes. Serve hot with ketchup.




  1. Mom actually made similar cutlets with tofu the other day and they came out yummy! she deep fried a few but the pan fry worked better.
    Though nothing beats Paneer and fried Panner balls… i was pleasantly surprised that crumbled Tofu works great if enough of everything else… boiled potato, green chillies,ginger, garlic,salt, bread crumbs, coriander leaves are in the mix. And you can pan fry.


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