Savor the Crunch: Paneer Nuggets with ADF Soul’s Chutneys

Upgrade your tea time snack with protein-packed paneer nuggets! These bite-sized delights are perfect for curbing hunger pangs without weighing you down. Plus, they're easy and quick to whip up, making them an ideal choice for busy schedules.

To make the paneer nugget even more delicious pair them with healthy ADF Soul's Chutneys. We are sure the crunchy nuggets with chutneys will make everyone say "Wow! So, Yum!" No doubt, this wholesome treat is sure to satisfy your cravings without compromising your health. Check out our step-by-step guide to making these irresistible Paneer Nuggets!

Caution! Paneer Nuggets can cause irresistible cravings and uncontrollable happy sighs

Exploring the Basics of Paneer Nuggets

The best part about making paneer nuggets is you can customize them however you like. They are a rich source of protein for vegetarians and anyone following a meat-free diet. Moreover, they're a fun way to sneak protein into your kids diets. In the following blog, we will explore how you can easily make paneer nuggets, from basic marinades to creative flavours and various combinations.

Step-by-Step Guide to Make Paneer Nuggets

Ready to create a delicious batch of crispy paneer nuggets? Follow this simple, step-by-step guide for a foolproof recipe that will guarantee you get loads of compliments! With just a few ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you'll have a tasty snack or appetizer in no time.

Ingredients for Paneer Nuggets: What You'll Need

  • Paneer (cubed)
  • All-purpose flour (maida)
  • Cornstarch 
  • Breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes
  • Spices: Salt, pepper, chilli powder, or any spices as per your preference.
  • Oil

Instructions for Perfect Paneer Nuggets

Prepare the Paneer: Cut the paneer into bite-sized cubes. Pat the cubes dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This is crucial as it will help you to stick the coating better.

Make the coating: In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, and spices. Dip each paneer cube in the flour mixture, ensuring complete and even coverage. Coat the cube generously in your chosen breadcrumb or cornflake mixture. Press gently to ensure the coating adheres well. 

Heat the Oil: Take enough oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pan or kadai over medium heat. This will help prevent overheating and scorching. Carefully lower the paneer nuggets into the hot oil to avoid splatters. Remember, the oil should be hot but not smoking to prevent burnt coating and bitter nuggets. 

Fry: Gently drop the coated paneer nuggets into the hot oil. Fry them in batches for 2-3 minutes, or until it turns out golden brown and crispy. Don't overcrowd the pan, as this can lower the oil temperature and make the nuggets soggy.

Drain excess oil and serve: Take out the fried nuggets with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on paper towels. The delicious homemade paneer nuggets are ready to serve.  

Tips for making perfect Paneer Nuggets

  • Check oil temperature: If you don't have a thermometer, you can test the oil temperature by dropping a small piece of breadcrumb. If it sizzles and floats to the surface immediately, the oil is hot enough for frying.

  • Store it right: Leftover paneer nuggets can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for a few minutes to restore their crispness.
  • Double coat for extra crispiness: First, coat the paneer cubes in a thin layer of flour. Then, dip them in already whisked batter. Finally, coat them generously in breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes. 

See also: Crispy Onion Pakoda Recipe: Pair it with ADF Soul foods Green Chutneys

Experiments with Different Paneer Nuggets Variations (H2)
Paneer nuggets are a delicious and versatile appetizer, and there are many ways you can experiment with them to get the best flavours! Let's crank up the flavour on those paneer nuggets! Here's how to take them from yummy to wow!

Flavour Variations:

  • Spice Lovin': Want a spicy kick? Toss in some chopped chillies, red chilli powder, or even sriracha to your marinade. Fire up those taste buds!
  • Tangy Twist: Add a pop of tang with yoghurt, lime juice, or amchur powder (dried mango powder). It's a perfect balance to the savoury tangy flavour.
  • Herb Haven: Chop up some cilantro, mint, or basil and give it a good mix. These fragrant herbs will add a delightful zing and take your nuggets to the next level.
  • Tandoori Time: Calling all smoky flavour fans! Marinate your paneer in tandoori masala. It's a spice explosion of smoky warmth that will make your nuggets insanely delicious.
  • Italian Escape: Dreaming of Italy? Add a sprinkle of oregano, parsley, rosemary, and red chilli flakes for an Italian twist. Pre-made Italian seasoning works too! 

Coating Variations:

    • Semolina and rice flour: Want to add a delightful crunch to your nuggets? Try coating them in a blend of semolina and rice flour. You will love that extra crunchiness in every bite!
    • Cornflake: Crush up your favourite cornflakes into coarse powder and double-coat them for an extra layer of crunch. 
    • Potato flake: The potato flake crust is pure magic. It coats the paneer nuggets in a crispy flavourful layer that is simply irresistible. The texture is light and airy, providing the perfect contrast to the tender paneer inside.
  • Sev Sensation: Give your paneer nuggets some desi twist! Coat it with aloo sev or bujiya. It will add a unique flavour to the paneer nuggets, making them a delicious and innovative appetizer or snack. 

  • Filling Variations:

    • Stuffed Paneer: Make a small pocket in the paneer cube and fill it with a mixture of mashed potato or finely cut vegetables before coating and frying.
    • Melty Cheese: Add a cube of mozzarella or cheddar cheese in the centre of the paneer cube for a cheesy nugget.

    Cooking Method Variations: 

    • Air-Fried: For a healthier option, air-fry your paneer nuggets for a crispy exterior and less oil.
    • Baked:  Brush the nuggets with oil and bake them in the oven for a fuss-free and healthier alternative.
    • Pan-Fried: For an authentic flavour, shallow-fry the nuggets in a pan with a little oil.

    Serving Suggestions: ADF Soul’s Chutney with Paneer Nugget

    Now that you've made your perfect batch of crispy paneer nuggets, it's time to elevate the experience with savoury chutneys! Here are some delightful serving suggestions featuring ADF Soul’s chutneys:

    Schezwan Chutney in Olive Oil: The bold and spicy flavours of Schezwan chutney beautifully complement the mild flavour of paneer nuggets. Soul's Schezwan Chutney is made with 100% pure extra virgin olive oil, along with high-quality ingredients. The combination of flavours creates a deliciously addictive taste that will leave you craving more.

    Coriander Chutney in Olive Oil: Made with 100% pure extra virgin olive oil, Coriander chutney is a perfect pairing for paneer nuggets. Its fresh, cooling flavour complements the richness of the paneer and the crispiness of the coating. The combination of the earthy coriander and the smooth olive oil creates a unique and delicious taste. The chutney also adds a vibrant pop of colour to the dish, making it visually appealing.

    Mint Chutney in Olive Oil: Mint chutney's cooling freshness cuts through the richness of paneer nuggets, creating a well-rounded and delightful bite. The 100% pure extra virgin olive oil adds a touch of healthy fat and enhances the mint's refreshing aroma. This combination is ideal for those who enjoy a burst of cool flavour complementing the savoury paneer. Its cooling properties perfectly balance the richness of the paneer nuggets, making for a truly satisfying experience.

    Dip them, dunk them, devour them! Paneer nuggets are the perfect party pleaser.


    Enjoy these bite-sized paneer nugget treats at home, even on busy schedules. They're perfect for snacking or as a side dish for any meal. Made with fresh paneer and a blend of spices, these nuggets are sure to satisfy your cravings for a savoury snack. Most importantly, they're easy to make and can be customized with different seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Moreover, you can be prepared in advance, storing well in the refrigerator.

    You can easily whip them up whenever you crave a savoury snack. Simply fry or bake them until golden brown and serve them with your favourite ADF Soul's Chutneys for a flavourful twist! Make your tea-time snack a major hit!