Panner Nuggets

Panner Nuggets - Solara Home

SOLARA product used : Air Fryer

Homemade Paneer Nuggets, prepared in an air fryer, offer a delightful and health-conscious alternative to traditional deep-fried snacks. Paneer, a rich source of protein and calcium, contributes to muscle development, bone health, and overall well-being. The inclusion of vibrant vegetables such as onions and capsicum provides essential vitamins and antioxidants, supporting immune function and reducing oxidative stress. 


For the Paneer Mixture:

  • 250g paneer
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • ½ tbsp  black pepper powder
  • ½ tbsp red chili powder
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • ½ tbsp oil

Other Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons cornflour or all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons water (for making a slurry)
  • Cooking spray or oil for air fryer


Prepare the Paneer Mixture:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine grated or crumbled paneer, chopped onions, green chili, red chili powder, salt. Mix well to form a cohesive mixture.

Shape into Nuggets:

  • Take a small portion of the paneer mixture and shape it into small cylindrical or rectangular nuggets. Repeat until all the mixture is used.

Prepare the Slurry:

  • In a separate bowl, mix cornflour or all-purpose flour with water to create a smooth slurry.

Coat the Nuggets:

  • Dip each paneer nugget into the slurry, ensuring it's well-coated, and then roll it in breadcrumbs, covering the nugget evenly.

Preheat the Air Fryer:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 180°C (360°F) for a few minutes.

Air Fry the Paneer Nuggets:

  • Lightly grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil.
  • Place the coated paneer nuggets in the air fryer basket, leaving space between them.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through, or until the paneer nuggets are golden brown and crispy.


  • Remove the paneer nuggets from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve the paneer nuggets with your favorite dipping sauce.