Paneer Balls – Crispy Paneer Balls – Paneer Kofta

November 9, 2013 Holi RecipesKids BayNO Onion NO GarlicPaneer DishesSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Paneer balls are cute balls usually made with a combination of paneer & mashed potato. I wanted to try a different version and skipped the usually added mashed potatoes. So what did u add u ask? Scroll down to see 🙂  This is a much healthier version especially for kids. U can serve this as a snack once they are back from school.. Check my full collection of Paneer recipes HERE.

Now to the recipe..


Paneer Balls My Magic Pan

Paneer Balls Ingredients:

To make Paneer:

  • Milk – 1 litre
  • Curd – 3-4 tbsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Nuts powder – 2 tbsp ( I used 3-4 nos each of walnut, pista & badam)
  • Chopped Coriander – 1 tbsp
  • Maida – 1.5 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Oil – to fry



  • Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add curd and keep stirring until it curdles and the whey water separates. Strain it in a strainer or muslin cloth until the whey water drains completely.

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  • Take the nuts in a mixer and grind it to a coarse powder. Mix this with paneer along with salt, coriander leaves, maida & chilli powder and knead it to a soft dough.

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  • Make medium size balls and keep it ready. Heat a paniyaram pan and pour 1tsp of oil in each hole. Place the balls in the pan and cook evenly turning it on all sides in low-medium flame until golden brown. Drain it in kitchen towel.

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Yummy paneer balls are ready for snack time. Am sure your kids would love these!!!

Serve hot with tomato sauce.


Paneer Balls My Magic Pan


  1. Knead the crumbled paneer for 5 mins uniformly before adding the other ingredients.
  2. Ensure to cook in low-medium flame, else it will be brown outside and raw/uncooked inside.
  3. U can alternatively shallow/deep fry the paneer balls.
  4. In case the paneer balls break while frying add more maida or corn flour to the mixture and then proceed.
  5. I have used fresh home made paneer, u can grate store bought paneer and use the same.


– By Sundari Nathan

5 comments to Paneer Balls – Crispy Paneer Balls – Paneer Kofta

  • Seethu  says:

    Tried this today morn akka!! Came out very well!! 🙂

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      Thank u Seethu!!

  • chikku  says:

    cute paneer balls…Feel like grabbing some !!

  • Sarasu  says:

    can we use anyother flour instead of maida?

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      u can use corn flour instead of maida..

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