Herb Crusted Paneer | How to make Herb Crusted Paneer

By Pallavi Purani  |  16th Oct 2015  |  
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About Herb Crusted Paneer Recipe

I was out of bread crumbs and was too lazy to make fresh one and then decide how to tweak it. First thought for the base came to me was salted peanuts followed with blanched almonds, rolled oats – coarsely chopped. And I promise the final one was Wheat/oat bran. I have been using this bran in chapatis and parathas but since husband didnt really like it, I use it only for mine. Let us get to making this gorgeous paneer.

Herb Crusted Paneer

Ingredients to make Herb Crusted Paneer

  • 75 gms - paneer
  • 1/4 cup - milk
  • 4 tbsp - oat bran
  • 3 tbsp - chopped fresh herbs (corriander basil and mint)
  • 1/4 tsp - red chilly flakes
  • 1/4 tsp - lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • oil to shallow fry

How to make Herb Crusted Paneer

  1. Mix the bran, herbs, lemon juice, flakes and salt in a plate. Pour the milk in another plate.
  2. Cut the paneer in the slab of the size that you like. Dip the paneer in milk, on both side.
  3. Move it to the bran herb mix. Cover it generously and press some mix on it lightly ,as well.
  4. Heat the pan on a medium low heat until it becomes hot. Add a tsp of oil. Once it is hot enough, lower the paneer in the pan and let it stand for a few mins.
  5. Once you can see brown edges, add a few drops of oil on the uncooked side and flip it gently. Press it gently to make sure the crust cooks well on the other side as well.
  6. Transfer on serving dish and serve with a lemon.

My Tip:

In case you do not have fresh herbs, go ahead and use the dried ones- but fresh ones are more preferred. :)

Reviews for Herb Crusted Paneer (5)

Mansi Jain2 years ago

Brein Kya hota hai

Rina Morker2 years ago


sangeeta l3 years ago


soni rathore3 years ago

Look delicious. I will try....

Deviyani Srivastava4 years ago

Looks super awesome!

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