May 12, 2013

Paneer Potato Cutlets ...

Being a mom is the best thing in the world. I love being a mom and I want to be the best in what I do for my kids. Its not just me holding this feeling but all the moms in the world are like that. It is lovely the way it is :) Now why did I write this here. I am not sure why this came up now but well that I have written it I dont want to use the backspace button to either erase it. My heart just doesnt want to do so let it just stay there :)

Coming to this snack that am sharing here, it is simple and quick and a sure hit among kids and adults too. Fixing school snacks, after-school snacks and simple breakfast for lazy mornings is not tough but its always about thinking about the right thing at the right time. This snack will fit in right in the above. We make this snack often as it is a very well-known favorite at ours. 

This time I picked a new pack of biscuit cutters as the old ones were just too old to work through my kitchen any more. Seeing the new pack of cutter my kids were all set to try them on almost everything that could be cut. So this day we had these different shaped cutlets for snack, shaped mini chapathis, heart biscuits baked and what not.

These cutlets can be made in advance and stacked up in the freezer. Pull them out 15 mins before you wanna fry them and all set. The best part in our home is that the kids love to help me every time I make these so we have a good fun time in the kitchen and also that feel very proud to help me. So when Daddy's home you will sure hear this "Dadda we helped mommy in the kitchen today and she was very happy"

Serves... 4-5 kids
Serve option... Hot with ketchup

This is what u'll need....

Bread slices - 2
Paneer - 1 cup (Homemade preferred)
Potato - 2 medium (boiled and peeled)
Cumin powder - 1 tspn
Coriander powder - 1 tspn
Red chilli powder - 1 tspn
Chaat masala - 1/2 tspn
Pepper powder - 1/4 tspn
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Here is the stir....
  • Tear bread into small pieces and stash it into a blender. Pulse it for a few seconds till you have a flaky powdery mix

  • Take a working bowl and place fresh homemade paneer, boiled potatoes in it. Mash them a little to start working
  • Empty the bread crumbs into the bowl. Add all the dry spices to this - red chilli, cumin, coriander, black pepper, chaat masala and salt
  • Mix everything well to mash the potatoes evenly and bind all the flavors together. It will almost have a dough consistency. Well it is now time to make the cutlets
  • Pick a little mixture and shape them into your or your kids favorite shape and set them up on a plate
  • Heat oil in a pan. Everything is cooked in here already so does not need a lot time to fry the cutlets. So you can keep the oil on medium-high when frying. Drop few cutlets at a time and fry them till they are golden brown and crispy 
  • Drain them on a paper towel before serving to remove any excess oil
  • Serve hot with your favorite ketchup and enjoy the evening

  • The mixture might be a little crumbly sometimes. In case you need, add a few drops of water to bring the dough together
  • Dont keep the oil on very low heat as the cutlets might start opening up in the oil making a big mess
  • Adjust spices to suit your taste buds. Everyone has a different style as we know


  1. Nisha14/5/13

    I was looking for something to make for my kids today and i came across this post. I tried it and it came out very nice. Enjoyed it fully. But I had one Q. Do you have a post on homemdade paneer in this blog. I could not find one. can you please post that too. I had to google again to find that. Thanks again for the recipe and keep up the blog

  2. Aparna14/5/13

    Love the hearts you spread across in the right time. I had this for my mothers day evening snack as a gift from my hubby and kids. I was just so touched. When i asked them how did they make it he showed me this website and i had to stop by for a sincere thanks. Not to forget mentioning it was very very delicious

  3. Harini15/5/13

    Like this idea.Will try it


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