15 Minute Crispy Paneer Fingers are crunchy, healthy protein packed snack for kids and adults. These Paneer (cottage cheese) Fingers are perfect for quick snacking, lunch boxes and as party snack.
Paneer Fingers are crispy from the outside and soft and velvety from the inside. It’s a perfect healthy treat and can beat the fried stuff anytime. It’s as healthy as they get. Made without maida or all purpose flour, not fried, no cornflour. Check out the recipe and see for yourself!
Ever since I made the cute little Crunchy Chicken Pops, I have been getting many requests to also make the vegetarian version of these pops. I could finally get around to posting this recipe on the blog, although I made these quite a while back. Hope you enjoy the Paneer Fingers as much as you liked the Chicken Pops.
We loved these Paneer Fingers. The spicy, sweet and tangy peanut butter sauce gives a nice flavor to these fingers and the oats and rice flour coating gives it the required crunch. The sticks add the party snack feel to it. You can always avoid the sticks when making at home. You can even make these fingers with Tofu.
I served these fingers as part of Vegetable Idli Kids Meal from my Kids Meal Series.
Crispy Paneer Fingers Recipe | Healthy, Quick and Easy Snack
15 Minute Crispy Paneer Fingers are crunchy, healthy protein packed snack for kids and adults.
For Paneer Fingers
- 8 No Paneer (Cottage cheese) strips cut into rectangular strips
- 3 tbsp Rolled Oats Or Instant Oats
- 3 tbsp Rice Flour
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 2 tbsp Oil for shallow frying
- 8 Popsicle Sticks optional
For Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce
- 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Red chili flakes
- Salt to taste
- 2-3 cloves Garlic crushed
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Oil
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- 1 tsp Honey (to increase the sweetness if required)
Sprinkle salt on paneer strips and set aside.
Make the peanut butter sauce by grinding together peanut butter, red chili flakes, salt, garlic, lemon juice, oil, soy sauce.
Grind until a smooth paste is formed. Mix a bit of water if it's too thick to coat the paneer properly. Adjust seasoning at this stage and make it more robust with flavors. Add honey here if required.
In a flat plate, mix together rice flour, oats, salt, oregano and pepper.
Now take each strip of paneer, dip in peanut butter sauce to coat well, coat in the mixture of oats properly and shallow fry in oil until crisp and done.
Now insert popsicle sticks into each cooked paneer finger or serve as is with some ketchup or dip of your choice.