Paneer Cheese balls recipe is a delicious bite size snack made using paneer, cheese and potatoes. I have shared deep fried version and air fried version for paneer cheese balls.
Delicious and healthy crispy paneer cheese balls recipe made two ways. I have showed the recipe for making paneer cheese balls in an air fryer and also fried version.
Paneer is an Indian cheese produced with curdled milk and a fruit or vegetable acid such as lemon juice. This dish is made all over the Indian Subcontinent, but Bengalis love it the most. It comprises of fresh cheese balls that are boiled and then steeped in a saffron sugar syrup.
According to legend, a Massachusetts farmer fashioned the first known cheese ball in 1801 and presented it to President Thomas Jefferson at the White House. It reportedly weighed 1,235 pounds. Paneer is often credited to Persian and Afghan monarchs who introduced it to North India in the 16th century, where it was produced with either goat or sheep rennet. The word paneer stems from the Turkish and Persian words peynir which simply means cheese.
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Paneer Cheese Balls Ingredients
Few ingredients are mixed together and shaped into balls. Later the balls are fried till crisp texture. You can either choose to fry the paneer balls or bake them in air fryer or an oven.
recommend boiling the potatoes a day ahead of time. Once the boiled potatoes have cooled fully, store them in the refrigerator with their skins intact. When you're ready to make the paneer balls, peel and grate the cooled potatoes. As the chilled potatoes soak up all of the moisture from the veggies and paneer, this step guarantees that the dough for the paneer balls does not become soggy.
Paneer Cheese Balls (Fried Method) with pictures
|take paneer in a bowl|
|add chilli flakes|
|shape into balls|
|take all purpose flour|
|make it into a thick batter|
|take breadcrumbs in a bowl|
|time to assemble|
|roll the ball in plain flour|
|dip in all purpose flour batter|
|coat in breadcrumbs|
|deep fry in hot oil|
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Frequently Asked Questions?
1)Can we bake this in an oven?
Yes you can bake this in a 200 degree C oven for 15 to 20 mins till crispy.
2)Can we freeze the paneer cheese bites?
You can coat the balls in breadcrumbs and then freeze them in a baking tray till it is frozen. Later collect them in a ziploc bag and store in freezer. You can fry them directly from frozen.
3)What all spices can be used?
You can flavour this as per your need. So use any spices you like.
4)Is potato compulsary?
No potato is not compulsary, you can skip it if you wish too.
Paneer Cheese Balls in an Air Fryer
Paneer cheese balls made healthy way using an air fryer.
Even though it is made in an air fryer, The balls turns out super crunchy and crispy without the use of oil. Perfect for snack time. Air fryer helps to make perfect french fries or any fried item with no oil at all. I have made this balls and many other stuffs with no oil at all. It all turned out perfectly crunchy.
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What is an Air Fryer?
- Fry, grill, roast & even bake conveniently using little or no oil.
- It has a Temperature control for perfect result.
- Bigger SS heat coil surrounded with reflector for rapid heating.
- With powerful motor for swift hot air circulation technology for faster, crispy & tender frying. It help to reduce the fat upto 80%.
How to Use an Air fryer?
You can easily make any deep fried snack in an air fryer. Just pop it in the required temperature and it will crisp up easily.
Air fryers are full of hot air, and that’s what is great about them. They are basically small, powerful ovens, and ovens use air as a vehicle for heat, whereas deep frying uses fat as the vehicle for heat.
Because air fryers are ovens and not fryers, foods that come out of your air fryer will not be 100% identical to the one that comes out of a fryer. But it is very healthy for you.
Certain foods need certain temperature to cook in an air fryer. So read the recipe properly and bake it in that heat. Also a drizzle of oil or a spray coat of oil helps the food crisp up nicely.
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Tips : Plan to chill the cheese ball in the fridge for at least few hours after creating it. This will allow it plenty of time to firm up, ensuring that it will maintain its shape.
1)Take all your ingredients.
2)Take crumbled paneer in a bowl.
2)Add in grated cheese.
4)Add in salt.
5)Add in chilli flakes.
6)chopped green chillies.
7)Add in chopped onions
9)Shape it into small balls.
10)Take all purpose flour / maida in a bowl.
11)Add in salt,
12)Add water and mix well to form a thin liquid.
13)Take batter has to be thin.
14)Coat the balls in breadcrumbs.
15)Now it is coated well.
17)Preheat glen air fryer to 180 degree C.
18)Take the balls in the basket.
19)Put it inside the air fryer.
20)Cook for 12 to 15 mins
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Paneer Cheese Balls in Air fryer
- 1 cup Paneer crumbled
- 1 cup Cheese grated
- 1 large Potato (boiled and mashed)
- 1 large Onion chopped finely
- 2 Green Chillies chopped finely
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- Salt to taste
- 4 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped finely
- ½ cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
- ¾ cup Water
- 1 cup Breadcrumbs as needed
Paneer Cheese Balls (Fried)
- 1 cup Paneer grated
- 1 cup Cheese grated
- 1 tsp Dried oregano
- 1 tsp Red Chilli flakes
- 1 tsp Dried Parsley
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
- 2 cups Breadcrumbs
- Oil for deep frying
Paneer Cheese Balls in Air Fryer
- Pre-heat air fryer to 180 degree C.
- Take all ingredients except flour. mix well and shape it into small balls.
- Take all purpose flour in a bowl, add water and mix well to a smooth batter.
- Take ball and dip in the batter. Roll it in breadcrumbs.
- Place it in air fryer basket and bake for 12 to 15 mins.
- Remove and serve.
Paneer Cheese Balls (Fried)
- Mix all ingredients from paneer to chilli flakes. Divide it into small balls.
- Take ¾ cup all purpose flour in a bowl, add water and make it into a thick batter.
- Take ¼ cup of flour in a bowl. Take the paneer ball, roll it in flour, dip in the batter, coat in breadcrumbs.
- Chill the ball for 30 mins.
- Now deep fry till golden brown.