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Paneer Popcorn Recipe

Paneer Popcorn is a quick ,healthy lip-smacking snack made with fresh paneer ( indian cottage cheese), mixed with spices and herbs and tossed with breadcrumbs to give that extra punch to taste
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword airfryer recipes, crisplid recipes, healthy, indian cottage cheese, paneer recipes, recipes for kids, snack recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 290kcal
Author bhavana


Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml



Mealthy CrispLid Airfryer:

  • Take a bowl and add ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, garam masala ,mixed herbs, pepper powder, salt . Then add paneer in it and mix it well. 
  • Take 1/4 cup corn flour and add water in it as much as required to make a paste of it.
  • Mix breadcrumbs ,red chilli powder and salt and keep aside.
  • Then dip paneer cubes in that paste and drain excess batter ,then roll them completely in bread crumbs mixture coating all the sides. Refrigerate for atleast 15 minutes.
  • Spray CrispLid fryer basket and paneer cubes with cooking spray and arrange bread coated paneer cubes in a single layer in fryer basket, working in batches as needed.
  • Place trivet in the inner steel pot of pressure cooker and put fryer basket on the trivet.
    Now set CrispLid on top of inner steel pot using the handle on the crisplid. Plug the crisplid and lower the handle. (Make sure the pressure cooker is unplugged)
  • Set to 375°F (190°C) and cook paneer popcorn for 6 minutes. Flip paneer and continue cooking until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes more. If you think its not cooked completely then toss and cook for 2 more minutes.Repeat with remaining paneer popcorn.
  • Remove the paneer popcorn into a serving plate and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Deep frying:

  • Follow same steps and deep fry the prepared breaded paneer in medium heat oil until they turn brown and crispy.Serve Hot.


  1. You can also add a couple pinches cayenne pepper to the flour mixture for a little heat.
  2. You can also add other seasonings like kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) ,garlic powder or onion salt etc.
  3. Cut the paneer into bite sizes.Equal sizes helps to cook evenly and well.
  4. If you are vegan replace paneer with tofu.
  5. You can either use homemade or panko bread crumbs from the store for this recipe.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 1.4mg