Paneer Pudina Tikki

Paneer Pudina Tikki

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In Paneer Pudina Tikki, the flavour and texture of paneer is always highlighted when there is an optimal addition of herbs and seasonings. Of the many herbs, pudina works very well for the Indian palate.

Here is Paneer Pudina Tikki, a scrumptious snack cum starter that features a very interesting combination of paneer and pudina, wherein the former brings in its unique texture and the latter imparts its refreshing flavour and aroma.

These Paneer Pudina Tikkis are made easily within minutes right in front of your guests and serve piping hot, just off the tava!

Yes, we have not deep fried these Paneer Pudina Tikkis and hence they form a healthy protein rich snack. You can use roasted oats instead of cornflour to keep this as a healthy Paneer Pudina Tikki.

Aside from Paneer Pudina Tikki we suggest you look at our collection of tikki recipes served with peppy chutneys like Mint Chutney, Sweet Chutney and Green Chutney.

Enjoy how to make Paneer Pudina Tikki recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Paneer Pudina Tikki recipe - How to make Paneer Pudina Tikki

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 tikkis
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For Paneer Pudina Tikki
1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp cornflour
salt to taste
1 1/4 tsp peanut oil for greasing and cooking

For The Garnish
1 tsp chaat masala

For Serving With Paneer Pudina Tikki
green chutney
tomato ketchup

For paneer pudina tikki

    For paneer pudina tikki
  1. To make paneer pudina tikki, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide this mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a 37mm. (1½ “) diameter flat round tikki.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using a little oil.
  4. Place the paneer pudina tikkis on it and cook using a little oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  5. Sprinkle chaat masala on top of the paneer pudina tikkis and serve hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tikki
Energy70 cal
Protein2.8 g
Carbohydrates3 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat5.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.1 mg
Paneer Pudina Tikki Video by Tarla Dalal
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  2. What are Tikkis? Think starter, and tikki is one of the first options that comes to anybody’s mind! Loved by people of all age groups, tikkis are small, round or oval-shaped snacks, measuring around two or three inches in diameter. Basically, you make a dough of boiled potatoes, sprouts, dals, veggies, herbs and spices in whatever combination you like, shape them into balls, flatten them between your palms and cook them.

    You can deep-fry or shallow-fry the tikkis. Each of these methods gives you a different texture. Try the Corn and Capsicum Tikki, a deep-fried delight that combines spicy capsicum with juicy corn. Paneer Tikki is one of the most popular examples of shallow-fried tikkis. This method of frying the tikkis in broad shallow pans with lesser amount of oil is especially suitable for soft and fragile tikkis as it is easier to flip over the tikkis and cook them on both sides.

    You could also make healthy versions of tikkis by using oats or nachni flour to bind the ingredients in place of mashed potato. You can also hide a lot of healthy ingredients into the tikkis, ensuring that your kids enjoy consuming these and do not throw tantrums. Check out the tasty Cheese and Broccoli Tikki, which makes kids super happy to finish off their broccoli! You can tava-cook or bake the healthy tikkis instead of frying them, to retain the nutritional advantage.

    However much you may master the art of making tikkis, there are some tikkis that are best had on the streets, from roadside vendors! Yes, we are talking about the ever-famous Aloo Tikki, one of the most popular Delhi street foods, loved by several generations of Indians. Hot and crisp Aloo Tikkis are to be relished right off the tava, to warm your body and soul even on a cold, rainy day! It is ideal to serve at parties, as it appeals to almost everyone and tastes best when accompanied by the cheerful banter of friends.

Method For Paneer Phudina Tikki

  1. To make paneer pudina tikki | paneer hariyali tikki | healthy paneer pudina tikki | protein rich cottage cheese tikki | Take a bunch of mint, this is how the mint looks.
  2. Further, separate the leaves from the stems.
  3. Wash the mint leaves and roughly chop them.
  4. To make the Paneer Phudina Tikki mixture, take a deep bowl and add grated paneer to it. 
  5. Add chopped mint leaves.
  6. Add green chillies.
  7. Add cornflour. Cornflour would help in binding of the Paneer Phudina Tikki.
  8. Mix all the ingredients well with your hands.
  9. Once mixed and combined, divide this mixture into 8 equal portions.
  10. Further, shape each portion into 37mm. (1 1/2 ") diameter flat round tikki.
  11. Once the tikkis are shaped, heat a non stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using a 1/4 tsp peanut oil. We are using peanut oil as it contains the highest amount of MUFA (around 49%) among all the vegetable oils. You may use your regular oil if you wish. 
  12. Place the tikkis on the tava.
  13. Cook using a 1 tsp peanut oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  14. Remove the tikkis on plate once cooked.
  15. Sprinkle chaat masala on top of paneer pudina tikki recipe | paneer hariyali tikki | healthy paneer pudina tikki | protein rich cottage cheese tikki |.
  16. Serve Paneer Phudina Tikki hot and serve with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Paneer Pudina Tikki – A Healthy Snack for All

  1. Paneer Pudina Tikki – A Healthy Snack for All.   Protein rich food,  paneer paired with flavourful mint leaves to create a nourishing snack – Paneer Pudina Tikki. Paneer is one the greatest source of calcium and protein for vegetarians. It is necessary to nourish each and every cell of the body, this includes all the organs and our immune system as well. It supports our bones too. The pleasing and flavourful mint, on the other hand, abounds in antioxidants, Vitamin A and Vitamin C which protect your cells from harmful damage of free radicals. These sumptuous tikkis made with minimal ingredients can be explored by healthy individuals, those with heart problems and diabetics as well. True that cornflour has been added to these tikkis to bind them, but the quantity is not more. Diabetics and those aiming to lose weight need not turn away from these tikkis because of the addition of cornflour, but instead substitute it with oats as binding agent. Oats will add some fiber too which is all the more good to keep your digestive tract healthy. Furthermore, if you have been advised to cut down on fat, then substitute the full fat paneer with its low fat paneer. Also try and use Peanut oil to cook these tikkis on tava, as it provides a good amount of MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) which reduces the inflammation in the body. Slightly modify the recipe the way it suits your needs and benefit from the protein and antioxidants from these tikkis.


Paneer Phudina Tikki
 on 16 Jun 17 09:26 PM

easy and quick to make, was delicious.. my family loved it thanks
Tarla Dalal
15 Oct 19 01:16 PM
   Thanks for the feedback. We have updated the paneer pudina tikki recipe with lots of images.
पनीर पुदिना टिक्की
 on 02 Jul 16 12:07 PM

The mint provides a nice fresh flavour to the tikkis. I topped the tikkis with green chutney, sweet chutney, onions and sev. Loved the crunchy chaat.
Paneer Phudina Tikkis
 on 02 Aug 13 05:09 PM

Yummy tasty tikkis. Paneer and mint combine well and chillies add the spice element. They melt into your mouth.