Tilwale Paneer

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Marinated paneer fingers dipped in spicy batter, coated with sesame seeds and shallow fried.


  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 250 grams
  • White sesame seeds for coating2 tablespoons
  • Black sesame seeds for coating2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chaat masala 1/2 tsp + for sprink
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + 2
  • Semolina (suji/rawa) 3 tablespoons
  • Oil for shallow frying


  • Cut cottage cheese into finger sized pieces and place them in a plate. Sprinkle 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder, kasoori methi, chaat masala, ½ tsp ginger- garlic paste, salt and mix well.
  • In a bowl, mix together 1 cup refined flour, 2 tbsp semolina, remaining ginger-garlic paste, remaining red chilli powder, remaining garam masala powder, salt and water as required to make a thick batter.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Spread black and white sesame seeds, remaining semolina and remaining refined flour in a plate.
  • Dip the cottage cheese fingers in the batter, coat them with the sesame seeds mixture.
  • Place them in the pan and cook, turning sides, till evenly golden on all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Sprinkle some chaat masala.
  • Place some lemon and onion slices on a serving plate. Arrange the cottage cheese fingers on the plate and serve hot.

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