Pudina Paneer Tikkis

Last week, everyday I forgot to get my wife what she asked for. I would come home empty handed to Dee who would open the door, expecting a bunch of mint…and there I would stand my laptop case in hand, and sorry about my amnesia. So sunday afternoon both of us went hunting for mint. Not in the Asian Market..couldnt find it in Safeway or the walmart neighbourhood….looked for it in every aisle in fry’s. I was about to give up, but Dee, determined as she is, got the lady in the produce section to find out a small box of it.

Guess what….with Paneer at home, I remembered these simple, easy to make and awesome tikkis I had once in a seaside resort back in Chennai. With a weekend full of work, I wanted to compensate for Dee’s cooking during the weekend with this nice Pudina Paneer tikkis served piping hot with sweet’n'sour Date & Tamarind chutney and volunteered to post it too.


1 cup crumbled paneer

2 tablespoons corn flour

2 tablespoons chopped mint

1 green chilli finely chopped

1 teaspoon chat masala or garam masala (optional)

Salt according to one’s taste


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl , keep wetting your hands to roll the paneer into rounds and flatten them like tikkis. Its important to wet your hands, otherwise its difficult to make the tikkis

Heat a tawa and add a tablespoon of oil and pan fry the tikkis until brown on both sides.

These can crumble , so handle with care ! Serve immediately and enjoy them with sweet and sour tamarind chutney or green chutney!

Pudina Paneer Tikki

This goes to Herb Mania – Mint . Last day for entries is tomorrow .

- K

25 Thoughts on “Pudina Paneer Tikkis

  1. oh that is so sweet :) the tikkis look absolutely yummy!

  2. Nice tikki!

    I had a different kind of problem. I would get pudina and let it dry up, then buy another bunch of leaves and forget about it. Finally by the time I actually made the Pudina Gatte I had thrown away 2 bunches of leaves and was using the third one!

  3. lovely tikkis and a nice post :-)

  4. K, those tikkis look beautiful. Dee I bet they tasted doubly tasty.

    You just had to stop at my house, I am tearing my hair out wondering how to get rid of the mint growing all over :)

    Dee, I have another recipe with Kollu posted a few days ago. Take a look.

  5. nice one,..tikkis look yummy…good post too

  6. The pudina hunt paid off.. tikkis look totally delish!

  7. The tikkis look very good K. So did the samosas too!

  8. K, the tikkis look very good indeed :-)

  9. Love these tikkis, lovely post

  10. Oh Yum! I never remember to make these tho’ I have paneer and mint at home!

  11. tikkis look sooooo beautifulllll

  12. That is soo sweet of you K. tikkis look yummy

  13. These tikkis looks so delicious! Dee sure is lucky :)

  14. Bhawana on July 15, 2008 at 4:37 pm said:

    hmmmm tikkis are ready to eat, shall I give you my address :D , post some of them :) )

  15. Thank you all for your encouraging words on my first post. I look forward to posting more of these delicious yummies from my recipe collection.


  16. K, that looks really delicious. few ingredients and simple recipe is what got my full attention :) thank you.

  17. even for a not-so-good mint fan like me, that looks tempting!! great job, dee :-) nice write-up too ;-)

  18. Will try looks super…

  19. You little romantic! They look great and bet you scored some extra points with Dee…

  20. do you mail order those?

  21. btw, stick mint in a pot (never in the ground), and every winter it will die down, but it scatters so many seeds, that it will grow back like crazy. it is invasive so don’t plant it in the ground. but in a pot, plant it once, and you will never run out of mint.


  22. Beautiful picture…love the recipe. and it is a great entry:-)

  23. When is the announcement for the next herb coming?

  24. Yes bee, we do, just let us know how many u want :) and yes we did stick the mint into a pot last week , lets see if we are lucky .. thanks for the tip.

  25. Wow, these look so awesome…. your pictures are simply superb!

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