10 Simple Paneer Recipes For Kids To Try

Paneer Recipes For Kids

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Does your child enjoy the delectable paneer dishes? Are you looking for some quick and easy to prepare paneer recipes for kids? Then you have come to the right place!

Paneer is one of the most nutritious foods you can serve to kids. It is rich in calcium and protein, two of the most essential nutrients required for children. The best part about paneer is that you can add it to scores of dishes. And you would not even need to plead your child to eat paneer. Even the fussiest kids eat paneer without complaining.

10 Paneer Recipes For Kids:

1. Paneer Pakoda:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer Pakoda

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You Will Need:

  • 250 grams of paneer, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon of carom seeds
  • 6 tablespoons of gram flour
  • ½ teaspoon of cooking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of dry mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2-3 cups oil for deep frying
  • ½ tablespoon of oil for the batter

How To:

  1. Combine gram flour with fennel seed, salt, cooking soda, turmeric powder, mango powder and carom seed. Then add water and mix to make a smooth batter.
  2. Add ½ tablespoon of oil and mix again.
  3. Heat a frying pan with oil.
  4. Coat the paneer cubes in the batter one by one and then slide into the oil. Make sure that the flame is medium while you fry them.
  5. Once the pakoras turn golden yellow, take out from the oil and place on the absorbent napkin.
  6. Serve hot along with some mint chutney or tomato ketchup.

2. Kale Paneer:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Kale Paneer

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You Will Need:

  • 1 pound of fresh kale, cleaned and chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup of paneer, cubed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons of whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon of garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

How To:

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet and fry the paneer cubes until golden brown. Transfer to the plate and leave it aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Then add kale and salt and cook for two to three minutes. Reduce the heat and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes, until the kale softens.
  4. Now stir in the milk, cayenne, and garam masala.
  5. Add the paneer cubes to the kale and cook or another 3 minutes. One of the tastiest paneer dishes for kids which you should serve hot.

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3. Paneer Cutlet:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer Cutlet

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You Will Need:

  • 400 ml water
  • ¾ cup of grated paneer
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon of garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of amchur (dried mango) powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Mint and coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons each
  • Cooking oil – to fry
  • ¼ cup of corn flour
  • 1 cup of Bread crumbs and powdered corn flakes

How To:

  1. Heat some oil in a wok and sauté the chopped onions. Add ginger and garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes. Add the grated paneer and mix well.
  2. Now add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, amchuur(dried mango) powder and garam masala powder. Add all-purpose flour and mix again.
  3. Lastly, add the coriander, mint leaves, and mix well. Leave it aside to cool.
  4. In a meantime, combine water and corn flour and make a batter.
  5. Make small cutlets from with the paneer mixture. Dunk the cutlets in the corn flour mixture and then in the bread crumbs.
  6. Shallow fry the cutlets until it turns golden brown in color. Do not forget to include this yummy paneer recipe for kids.

4. Paneer And Corn Kebab:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer And Corn Kebab

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You Will Need:

  • 100 grams of paneer, crumbled
  • ¼ cup corn Kernels
  • 3 tablespoons of grated carrots
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to bake
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • A handful of raisins
  • A handful of cashews
  • ¼th cup of bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of green chilies
  • Dry Spices:
  • ½ teaspoon Amchur
  • 1 tablespoon of red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons fenugreek powder

How To:

  1. Process the corn for 5 to 10 minutes, until the mixture is powdery.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except salt and cashews.
  3. Divide into equal portions and flatten like kebabs. Press a half cashew into each of the kebabs.
  4. Refrigerate for 25 to 30 minutes and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until both sides are brown.

5. Paneer Croquettes:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer Croquettes

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup grated paneer
  • 1 cup boiled potatoes
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 2 small green chilies
  • ½ cup of cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Black pepper, to sprinkle
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • 1 cup corn flakes, crushed
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • ¼ cup of walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup of golden raisins, chopped

Stuffing:

How To:

  1. Mix the grated paneer and potatoes.
  2. Add lemon juice, salt, onion and green chilies to the mixture. Then add the chopped cilantro and leave it aside.
  3. Make small balls from the mixture and stuff the chopped raisins and cashew.
  4. Roll the balls in corn flour mixture and then in the eggs.
  5. Deep fry the balls until it turns nice golden in color.

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6. Paneer Roll:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer Roll

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup paneer, crumbled
  • ½ cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • ½ cup of onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and chili powder, to taste

How To:

  1. Mix all-purpose flour with a little water and leave it aside.
  2. Mix paneer, onion, salt, cheese and chili powder in a bowl.
  3. Roll the mixture with your hand.
  4. Now dip the roll in Maida mixture and roll in the breadcrumbs.
  5. Deep fry the roll until golden brown and serve with ketchup.

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7. Paneer And Cucumber Salad:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer And Cucumber Salad

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You Will Need:

  • 1 ½ cups of cucumber finely chopped
  • ½ cup paneer cut into small pieces
  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of chat masala
  • Salt to taste

How To:

  1. Mix all the ingredients well and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Serve chilled to kids.

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8. Paneer Pasta:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer Pasta

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You Will Need:

  • 100 grams pasta, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons of paneer, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon of tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1 pinch of garam masala powder
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Salt as per taste

How To:

  1. Heat oil over medium flame and add onion, and ginger garlic paste. Sauté until golden brown
  2. Add tomato, tomato sauce and stir well. Cook for a minute.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped paneer and mix well.
  4. Add 4 teaspoons of water and add the cooked pasta.
  5. Stir until you mix it evenly. Reduce the flame and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add coriander leaves, garam masala and mix again. Garnish with grated paneer and serve.

9. Paneer Puff:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Paneer Puff

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You Will Need:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 cup of paneer, scrambled
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup of green peas
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • ⅛ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 2 pinch of garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of chat masala
  • ¼ teaspoon of black salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt, to taste

How To:

  1. In a pan, add oil and then the mustard and cumin seeds. Now add the chopped ginger and green chili and sauté for 1 minute.
  2. Add crumbled paneer, green peas and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Now add all the spices, salt and cook for 3 min.
  4. Add cilantro and lemon and remove from the heat.
  5. Open the puff pastry and divide into two squares.
  6. Place 2 tablespoons of paneer mixture on each square and fold to form a triangle.
  7. Seal the edges using a fork and bake for 15 minutes at 400F.

10. Tandoori Paneer:

Paneer Recipes For Kids - Tandoori Paneer

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You Will Need:

  • 400 grams of paneer, cut into cubes
  • Marinade
  • 200 grams of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard oil
  • 1 large lemon
  • 5cm piece of ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons of garam masala
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, crushed

How To:

  1. Process ginger, garlic and chili in a mixer grinder.
  2. Place the paneer cubes in a shallow dish and add all ginger garlic paste. Now pour the lemon juice and mustard oil.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients with yogurt to make a paste. Add the yogurt to paneer.
  4. Leave it to marinate for 1 hour.
  5. Transfer the paneer cubes to an oven tray and bake for 15 minutes. Skew the paneer cubes onto the bamboo sticks with onion and pepper and cook on the barbecue as kebabs.

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These delicious paneer recipes for kids will surely help you win many accolades from your little one and family. Which of these paneer dishes did your child relish the most? Tell us by commenting below.

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