These paneer popcorn were amazingly crispy with lot of flavors, which literally melts in your mouth. Winter is the best time to score buttery paneer, also make sure not to use fresh paneer try using a day old cottage cheese for this recipe.
500 Grams Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
1 1/2 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/4 Tsp Pepper Powder
1/4 Cup Desiccated Coconut
1/4 Cup Corn Flour
1 Cup Bread Crumbs (for best results use panko)
Oil for frying
Salt as per taste
Lime Wedges and Fresh Coriander for garnish.
Cube the paneer into bite size cubes and add to a mixing bowl.
Heat a wok on low flame. Add 1 Cup oil and allow the oil to heat on low flame till smoking point to achieve crispy popcorn.
Combine coconut and bread crumbs and reserve.
Whisk the egg and reserve.
To the paneer add chilly powder, pepper powder, salt as per taste and beaten egg mix all ingredients.
Add corn flour and mix well.
Take each piece of paneer and roll in bread crumbs shake of excess coating and reserve on a plate.
Drop paneer one piece at a time to the oil and fry in small batches for a minutes time on each side.
Drain excess oil place on a tissue or paper towel. Garnish with lime and coriander...serve hot with ketchup or ranch dressing...Enjoy😋