Monday, September 26, 2016

Veg Stuffed Paneer / Cottage Cheese

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) is so flexi that you can make variety of dishes using it. Wanted to try my hand in making some stuffed paneer... after a quick look around (thanks to 'n' number of cookery blogs, sites, videos), I zeroed in on making a Vegetable Stuffed Paneer starter dish.


  • Cottage Cheese / Paneer : 150-200 gms 
  • Cumin Seeds                   : 1/2 tspn
  • Ginger Garlic Paste         : 1 tbspn
  • Green Chillies                 :1-2 finely chopped (instead you can add more of red chili powder)
  • Onion                              : 1 big finely chopped
  • Capsicum                        : 1 small finely chopped
  • Potato                              : 1 medium boiled and mashed
  • Butter / oil                       : 1 tbspn
  • Turmeric Powder             : 1 tspn
  • Red Chili Powder            : 1/2 - 1 tspn
  • Salt                                  :  To taste
  • Cashew                            : 4 finely chopped and fried
  • Garam / Curry Masala     : 1 tbspn
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Corn Flour                       : 2 tbspn
  • Breadcrumbs                    : to coat
  • Oil                                     : to shallow fry
  1. Cut the cottage cheese into thin block of squares (like Cheese Sheet). Sprinkle each sheet with some salt and pepper, and allow it to marinate 
  2. In a kadai, add butter / oil. As it heats up, add jeera and allow it to splutter.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till it cooks
  4. Add green chili and saute it for a second
  5. Add onion and saute till they turn pink (translucent)
  6. Add capsicum and saute
  7. As they cook, add turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala and salt 
  8. Then add mashed potato and coriander leaves
  9. To this mix, add the fried cashew nuts and remove from fire
  10. Make a mix of corn flour with water. Have a plate with breadcrumbs to coat
  11. Now, take one sheet of paneer and place the vegetable stuff prepared and cover it with another sheet. 
  12. Cut this bigger sandwiched cheese sheets into triangles or halves
  13. Dip each square / triangle into corn mix followed by breadcrumbs. Repeat this process twice to give a thicker coat
  14. Shallow Fry each piece and serve hot with green chutney, or any other preferred sauce
You can use your choice of vegetables for this stuffing including carrot, beans, etc.


  1. wow interesting!! A twist to this could be to add mint chutney as the first layer, followed by veggies, and no bread panneer veg sandwich :)

    1. yup divya, u can add any such layers in between but just need to be careful that u are shallow frying it... so the layer inbetween shd remain intact. Else u shd go for baking