2 Paneer Recipes For Kids – For Snack Or Tiffin

Paneer, also known as cottage cheese is rich in protein and a delightful substitute for vegetarians. It is also a rich source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). The term ‘conjugated’ means an arrangement of the double bonds in the fatty acid molecule. Basically, CLA has a natural type of trans fat that occurs in many healthy foods. Paneer is also a rich source of potassium and Calcium. Potassium benefits in curbing memory loss and calcium help in building stronger teeth and bones. Hence by including paneer in your daily diet you are providing a powerhouse of nutrients for your child. This is why TCT has introduced two easy and delicious paneer recipes for kids.

Do you know that paneer can be easily prepared at home?

Heat the milk and curdle it by adding lime juice or vinegar, and in some cases, other food acids, even homemade curd. The moist form of Paneer that is crumbly is known as “chhena”. With practice, it is quite easy to make paneer at home.

Kids love paneer for its texture and versatility. We bring to you 2 easy paneer recipes for kids. It can be served for a snack or packed in the tiffin.

Yummilicious Paneer Recipes For Kids. You Got to Try Them Now:

Recipe #1

Paneer lollipop is an ideal starter for your house parties. This scrumtious dish could replace any other dish in its taste.

Recipe Credit: Sanjeev Kapoor

Paneer Lollipops

Paneer Lollipop

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Course Starter
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese grated
  • ¼ cup Cabbage shredded (optional)
  • cup Carrot finely chopped
  • 2 nos Medium Potato boiled and mashed
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt as per taste
  • Crushed black peppercorns as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Red chili paste
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 10-12 nos Breadsticks

For slurry

  • ½ cup Refined flour
  • ½ cup Cornflour
  • Salt as per taste
  • Crushed black peppercorns as per taste


  • Mix together cottage cheese, cabbage, and carrots in a bowl. Add potatoes and mix well.
  • Add salt, crushed black peppercorns, and ginger-garlic paste. Mix well.
  • Add cornflour and mix. Place on breadsticks and shape to lollipops. Set this aside.
  • Mix together refined flour, salt, crushed black peppercorns, cornflour with some water to form a slurry. Dip the prepared lollipops in it.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai for deep-frying. Deep-fry till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.


If you are health conscious, you can bake it instead of frying.
Paneer Lollipops

Recipe #2

Cutlets are always the favorites of kid and adults alike. They have been decorating the dinining tables for generations. The flavour of paneer in the cutlets not only adds the unique taste but makes it all the more healthy.

Recipe Credit: Rumi’s Kitchen

Paneer Cutlet - Paneer Recipe for Kids

Paneer cutlets

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 no Potato boiled and mashed
  • ½ Onion finely chopped
  • 1 handful Coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp Chat Masala
  • ½ tsp Oil
  • 1 cup Toasted bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 300 gm Paneer
  • ½ Capsicum finely chopped
  • ½ Carrot grated
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped (optional)
  • 4 tbsp Gram flour (besan)
  • ¼ tsp Aamchoor(raw mango powder)
  • Salt as per taste


  • Dry the paneer by covering it In a cloth for a few minutes.
  • Sauté the veggies in oil, add ginger, onion, carrots, cabbage, capsicum, and green chilies.
  • In a bowl add dry paneer, mashed potato, amchoor (dry mango powder), garam masala chaat masala, cornflour, salt to taste, coriander leaves, and the sautéed veggies.
  • Apply a little bit of cornflour on your palm and shape the cutlets.
  • In a bowl add besan (gram flour), to which add some water and salt.
  • Dip the cutlets into the batter and then into the breadcrumbs and fry them into the oil. Paneer Cutlets are ready to be served!
Keyword Indian Snack, Paneer, Starter

Hope you like these easy paneer recipes for kids. Let us know if you have easy-to-make recipes to make with paneer. Share in comments.

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