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10 Delicious Paneer Recipes For Toddlers

Paneer Recipes For Toddlers

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Does your toddler love paneer (Cottage Cheese)? Do you always break your head thinking what paneer (Cottage Cheese) dishes to make for your little fussy eater? Well, if you can relate to any of the above situations then you have come to the correct page!

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) is a versatile ingredient, and you can use it to prepare infinite yummy dishes with minimum hassle. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) is no less than a super food for toddlers. It is a storehouse of calcium, and regularly consuming it will help your toddler build strong bones and teeth. It is also an excellent source of protein and will boost your toddler’s growth during the crucial years. Here are ten Paneer recipes for toddlers that will make them drool.

1. Chili Paneer (Cottage Cheese):

Chili Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of paneer (Cottage Cheese), chopped
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • Green chilies, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp of tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp of chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp of soy sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of chopped spring onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp of garlic paste
  • 1/3rd cup of oil

For Marinade:

  • 3 Tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp of rice flour
  • 1 Tbsp of cornflour
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp of pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to make a smooth paste

How To:

  1. Mix all the ingredients to prepare the marinade and dip paneer (Cottage Cheese) cubes in it. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer (Cottage Cheese) cubes until they turn golden brown in color.
  1. Now add oil in a wok and add the spring onion, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies.
  1. Sauté for two minutes and then add the onion and capsicum. Sauté the vegetables for three minutes.
  1. Add chili sauce, tomato sauce, salt, and soy sauce. Stir continuously and cook for two minutes. Add the fried paneer (Cottage Cheese) cubes and water. Let the gravy simmer until it thickens.

[ Read: Pasta Recipes For Toddlers ]

2. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Pakoda:

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Pakoda

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of gram flour
  • 1/2 cup of rice flour
  • 250gm of paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 Tbsp of baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of Oil

How To:

  1. Mix gram flour, rice flour, salt, water and baking soda in a large bowl. Leave it aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Dip the paneer (Cottage Cheese) cubes in the mix.
  1. Now heat the oil in a wok and fry the paneer (Cottage Cheese) until it turns golden brown in color.
  1. Serve with tomato ketchup.

3. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Bhurji:

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Bhurji

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You Will Need:

  • 200 gm of paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp coriander powder
  • ½ Tbsp of cumin powder
  • ½ Tbsp of red chili powder
  • ¼ Tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • ½ Tbsp of cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste

How To:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds begin to crackle, add green chili, onion, and tomato. Sauté well.
  1. Then add the spices and salt. Cook for a few minutes..
  1. Now add the crumbled paneer (Cottage Cheese) and sauté for another two minutes.

4. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Cutlet:

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Cutlet

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You Will Need:

  • 100 gm of paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • ¼th cup of corn kernels
  • 3 Tbsp of grated carrots
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp of Oil
  • 3 Tbsp of fresh coriander
  • A handful of raisins
  • A handful of cashews
  • 1/4th cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp of finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Amchur (Dry mango powder)
  • 1 Tbsp of red chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp of Kasoori Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)

How To:

  1. Process the sweet corn and keep it aside,
  1. Add all the ingredients except cashew in a large bowl.
  1. Divide the mix into equal portions and flatten slightly. Press half a cashew on each cutlet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  1. Arrange the cutlets on a lined baking tray and spray a little oil over it. Bake until both the sides turn brown in color.

[ Read: Indian Food Recipes For Toddlers ]

5. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Fingers:

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Fingers

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You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornflour
  • 1/2 Tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Ajwain or carom seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 100 gm Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 cup of Oil

How To:

  1. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cornflour, and carom seeds in a bowl. Add water and mix well to form a smooth paste.
  1. Heat the oil in a wok. Dip the paneer (Cottage Cheese) cubes in the paste and fry until golden brown in color.
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