Paneer Koliwada Recipe

Try this crunchy and flavorful Indian spiced Paneer Koliwada that is perfect for a delicious appetizer or snack. These deep-fried Paneer bites are sure to be a hit at any gathering.




Key Points:

  • Crispy and crunchy texture
  • Bursting with Indian spices
  • Perfect for parties and gatherings


Number of Servings and Serving Size: 4 servings, 6-8 pieces per serving


Preparation and Cooking Time: 45 minutes


Cuisines Categories: Indian, Appetizer, Snack


List of Equipment:

  • Deep-frying pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Slotted spoon
  • Paper towels


List of Ingredients:

  • 1 block of Paneer (200g), cut into cubes
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for deep frying


Detailed Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine besan, cornflour, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt, and water to make a thick batter.
  2. Dip the Paneer cubes in the batter, ensuring they are well coated.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-frying pan and deep fry the Paneer cubes until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Remove the Paneer Koliwada bites from the oil and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.


Nutrition Information:

  • Calories per serving: 300
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 15g


Benefits: Paneer is a good source of protein and calcium, making it a healthy snack option.


Serving Tips: Serve with mint chutney or ketchup for a delicious flavor burst.


Tips and Tricks of Recipe: Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to ensure a crispy texture.


Variations of Recipe: You can add different spices or herbs to customize the flavor of Paneer Koliwada.


FAQs & Answers:

Can I use tofu instead of Paneer?

Yes, you can substitute tofu for the Paneer in this recipe.


Can I bake the Paneer instead of deep-frying it?

Yes, you can bake the Paneer cubes for a healthier alternative.


How long can I store Paneer Koliwada in the refrigerator?

Paneer Koliwada can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Can I make the batter ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Can I use whole wheat flour instead of besan?

Yes, you can use whole wheat flour as a substitute for besan.



Paneer Koliwada is a delicious and crunchy appetizer that is sure to impress your guests. Try this easy recipe for a flavorful twist on traditional Paneer dishes. Enjoy!