Paneer Fingers

paneer fingers on a plate with green chutney on the side

Crispy paneer fingers with a spicy cilantro-mint chutney is the perfect recipe for an evening snack or party food. Vegetarian, keto-friendly and so yum!

  • Author: Saima
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 fingers 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 350 grams or 12.3 oz paneer
  • 1 bunch mint leaves, stalks removed
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 4 pods garlic, peeled
  • 1 green chilli
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cooking oil for frying
  • salt, to taste


  1. Put the mint, cilantro, tomato, garlic and green chilli in a blender and whizz until smooth. Add salt. Divide the chutney equally into two bowls.
  2. Take the all-purpose flour, cornflour, black pepper powder and salt in a bowl and add 1 cup water. Mix to a thick consistency.
  3. Add half of the green chutney that you set aside earlier to the batter above. Add more water if required.
  4. Cut the paneer into long fingers.
  5. Dip the paneer pieces in the batter first, then roll in breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat oil in a pan until smoking hot and carefully slide in the battered and breaded paneer pieces. Fry until golden brown. Take them out on absorbent kitchen paper and serve hot with green chutney.


  1. Instead of a green chilli, you can use one teaspoon red chilli powder or crushed fresh red chillies. Whatever you may have at hand will do.


Keywords: paneer fingers, paneer snack, indian cottage cheese fingers