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Paneer Crispy Recipe

Updated By Geeta
Paneer Crispy Recipe- Paneer crispy is an Indo-Chinese starter of crispy fried paneer tossed in garlic-flavored little spicy, sweet, and sour sauce. Spring onion greens and sesame seeds make the crispy paneer even more appetizing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snacks, Starter
Cuisine indian fusion, Indo chinese recipe
Servings 3 people
Calories 490 kcal


  • Non-stick pan
  • wok or kadai or pan


For Frying Paneer

  • 350 gm Paneer
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour/maida/refined flour
  • oil for shallow frying

For making sauce

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp white onion of spring onion
  • 1.5 tbsp red chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp water

For making Paneer crispy

  • 2 tbsp spring onion greens
  • prepared fried paneer
  • preapred sauce
  • 1 tsp spring onion greens for garnishing
  • 1/2 tsp roasted sesame seeds for garnishing


Frying Paneer

  • Firstly, take 350 gm paneer and cut it into strips with a knife.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper powder on paneer. alternatively, you can use white pepper powder also.
  • Further, toss paneer strips with 1 tbsp all-purpose flour and 2 tbsp cornflour powder.
  • Heat oil a non-stick pan and shallow fry the paneer strips into it. Once crispy from all the sides, take them out on a kitchen towel.

Making Sauce

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in another wok or kadai or pan. Finely chop 6 cloves of garlic and 1 tsp ginger and add them to the oil.
  • Saute ginger-garlic for 10-20 seconds and add 1 tbsp white sesame seeds and 1 tbsp white onions (white part of spring onion)  to it
  • Cook on high flame for a few seconds while stirring. Further, add 1.5 tbsp red chili sauce and 2 tbsp tomato ketchup to it and mix.
  • Additionally, dissolve 1 tsp cornflour in 1 tbsp water to make a slurry and mix it with the sauces in the pan.
  • Stir and cook for 30-40 seconds on a high flame

Making Paneer Crispy

  • Add fried paneer and 2 tbsp spring onion greens to the sauce
  • Mix the fried paneer gently with the sauce. Cook for a minute or two till all the flavors come together and switch off the gas.
  • Super delicious paneer crispy is ready. Garnish with 1 tsp spring onion greens and 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds. Serve it as a light evening snack or veg starter at a party.


Notes for Paneer Crispy
  • Make sure to use good quality and fresh paneer as it contributes positively to the overall taste of paneer crispy.
  • You can fry coated paneer in advance but it is recommended to toss it with the sauce at the time of serving only else the paneer may turn soggy.
  • I have used all-purpose flour and cornflour directly on the paneer, however, if you want you can make a paste out of them and deep fry the paneer after dipping it in that batter.
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