5 Paneer Recipes for Kids Which You Must Try!

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These paneer recipes will be a hit among the kids. They're easy to make, ingredients are easily sourced and preparation and cooking times aren't too long!

5 Paneer Recipes for Kids Which You Must Try!

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Paneer, the wonder food for your kids

What is easy to cook, great to eat and you can possibly make a thousand different recipes with minimum hassle? Sounds too good to be true?

This super food is rich in calcium and is thus great for building strong bones and pearly white teeth in those wonder growing years. It is also an excellent source of protein… Got it? Well, right you are… This is none other than our very Indian super food… paneer.

While you are sweating away trying to make your kid have a glass of milk every day, you could also consider the easier alternatives…paneer recipes. There are plentiful varieties of these around. Kids love variety and there is nothing more fulfilling than tossing up a paneer recipe which is both nutritious and fills your little one’s tummy in minutes.

What’s more, no more threatening and pleading to get the plate empty, you will find these snacks vanishing in no time and your bundle of joy happy and contented.

Read on for some kid friendly paneer recipes that you could try at home. These easy to make delicacies will egg you on your research for paneer recipes and make your family a lifetime member of the paneer lovers club in no time!

Paneer cutlets

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Paneer recipes for kids: Paneer Cutlets

These snacks are great for kiddie birthday parties, evening snacks or simply to be carried to school.Relax ensured that the plates/snack boxes will come back empty and bask in the glory of being a Supermum liked by all your kids’ friends. Make their mothers jealous, too, with this simple and easy -to-make snack!

Ingredients

  • 200 g paneer, crushed
  • 1 cup boiled potatoes, mashed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Salt/chilli/turmeric powder, as per your taste
  • 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Oil for frying

Method

  1. Mix paneer and potatoes and mash them until there are no lumps.
  2. Saute the onion. Add spices and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add in the ginger garlic paste and keep sauteing until the raw smell leaves.
  3. Add in the potato-paneer mix . Mix everything well before switching off the flame. Add in garam masala and shredded coriander leaves if you like. Allow the mixture to cool down.
  4. Once cool, roll small balls of the mix. Flatten them to any shape you like. You can also use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  5. Drizzle oil in a flat bottom pan. Heat the oil well and place the cutlets in the pan. Keep the flame on medium heat. Flip cutlets over after 2-3 minutes. Repeat the process until the cutlets look crisp and golden brown on both sides.
  6. Serve cutlets with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.
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Paneer cheese rolls

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Yummy paneer recipes for kids: Paneer Cheese Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup paneer, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • Salt/chili powder, as per taste
  • 1/4 cup maida flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Method

  1. Mix maida into a gravy like consistency, enough to allow coating the rolls. It shouldn’t be too watery.
  2. Mix paneer, mozzarella cheese, onion, salt and chili powder with your fingers. Roll them into balls, then flatten into slightly long rolls.
  3. Dip the rolls in maida mix. Then roll them in bread crumbs.
  4. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and fry rolls until golden brown.
  5. Serve with ketchup or mint chutney.
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Click on Continue Reading for a scrumptious Tava Paneer recipe

Tava paneer

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Paneer recipes for kids: Tava Paneer

For older kids you have to make sure that their snack box carries a dish which is both tasty as well as filling. This excellent paneer side dish is a favorite with elders as well as young adults as it can be tweaked up to increase the spice quotient.

Add a lavish spread to parantha and roll it up to be served as an easy-to-eat on-the-go snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 250 g paneer
  • 2 tsp chaat masala
  • Salt, chilli powder, coriander powder to taste
  • 1 small capsicum
  • Oil for frying

Method

  1. Cut the paneer into cubes. Marinate the cubes with all the other ingredients (except capsicum) for 3-4 hours.
  2. Cut the capsicum into small pieces and sauté slightly with a pinch of salt.
  3. Next, take a flat bottomed pan or tawa and drizzle oil on it. Put in the marinated paneer and sizzle for some time. Add in the capsicum pieces, too.
  4. After 5 minutes, turn the flame to high until the paneer pieces get charred slightly on both sides.
  5. Serve with chapati or as a filling inside rolled up paratha.
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Paneer and corn salad

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Paneer recipes for kids: Paneer And Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sweet corn kernels, shelled and boiled
  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup paneer, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp chat masala
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

Method

Mix all the ingredients well. Refrigerate and keep ready. Serve chilled to a famished army of kids after playtime and see their energies soar to create a ruckus again!

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Paneer bhurji

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Paneer recipes for kids: Paneer bhurji

Here is an ideal recipe to be made in minutes. Actually, this can be made from a fresh cut paneer block or with the bits and pieces that get left over when you cut paneer (for making some other paneer dish). Now, how convenient is that?

Ingredients

  • 100 g paneer, crumbled
  • 1 tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion, cut into small pieces
  • Salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder, as per your taste
  • 2-3 pinches jeera
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp coriander, chopped

Method

  1. Add oil to a frying pan and heat it. Add in the jeera. As it crackles, add the onion and tomato.
  2. Add in the salt, turmeric and salt and fry until the raw smell goes away.
  3. Add in the paneer and sauté for 5 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander if you like.
  4. Serve it with bread or chapatti or simply as a snack and relish the sight of your kids gobbling it up in no time at all.
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