3 healthy paneer recipes

Alpa Momaya

March 29, 2022

To avoid monotonous consumption of paneer, you may prepare various recipes that are tasty and do not alter their nutritional qualities. Some of the best healthy recipes of paneer are:

#1 Paneer tikka

Paneer tikka is one of the healthiest appetizers. Apart from appetizers, it may also find its place in sandwiches, pizzas, and wraps
Course Appetizer


  • 200 gms paneer
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Bell pepper
  • 6 tbsp Thick curd
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Chat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Ajwain seeds
  • 1 tsp Dried fenugreek leaves crushed
  • 1 tsp Mustard oil


  • Cut paneer in nine squares.
  • Chop one large onion and bell pepper. The size of the chopped onions and bell pepper should be similar to the paneer cubes.
  • Add thick curd, red chili powder, garam masala, chat masala and salt, coriander powder, and turmeric powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Add garlic paste, ajwain seeds, dried fenugreek leaves, and mustard oil to the same mixing bowl.
  • Then, add the onion and bell pepper into the marinade and coat them properly.
  • Add the paneer cubes to the marinade and mix.
  • Cover and place the bowl in the refrigerator for one hour.
  • After taking the mixture out, thread the paneer, onions, and bell pepper on a skewer.
  • Spray some oil on a heated tawa. Place the skewers on the center and grill them on medium heat.
  • Turn the skewers constantly to grill the ingredients evenly. Grill them until they turn golden yellow.
  • Place the skewers on the serving plate and serve with green chutney.
Keyword paneer

#2 Stir fry paneer with broccoli

Stir-fried vegetables with paneer is a perfect low carb healthy option for a light meal or those who are looking to manage their weight.
Course Appetizer
Servings 2 People


  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 cup Spinach leaves
  • 200 gms Paneer
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 chopped Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Garam masala


  • Cut paneer into one-inch cubes.
  • Parboil the broccoli florets in water for 2 minutes and strain.
  • Heat oil in a pan and then add the garlic & saute.
  • Add the paneer cubes and saute for a minute.
  • Add the broccoli and seasonings and saute for two minutes.
  • Lastly, add the spinach, cook till it wilts and turn off the flame.
  • Add the lemon juice and serve hot.
Keyword broccoli, paneer

#3 Paneer toast

Paneer toast is a healthy breakfast option that can provide you with adequate energy for the whole day. Making paneer toast is very easy.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 People


  • Paneer slice
  • Ghee/butter
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Bread slices
  • Mint and cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp Salt


  • Pour some ghee or butter into a frying pan. Add onions and tomatoes to the pan and fry them on medium heat
  • Crumble the paneer and add it to the frying pan along with salt and mix it thoroughly. Put the mixture in a bowl.
  • In a different pan and add some ghee or butter. Then place two pieces of bread in the pan.
  • Spread the paneer evenly on the bread. Sprinkle finely chopped mint and cilantro leaves.
  • Cover the pan and cook it on low flame for 3-4 minutes. Your paneer cheese toast is ready.
Keyword paneer, toast

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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