7 Healthy Paneer Snacks For Late-Night Cravings
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Paneer goes well with anything. Either you dunk it in gravy or cover it with batter to fry crispy golden. The versatility of paneer has always made it a beloved addition to any meal and you can try countless experiments without the fear of failing.

The best thing about paneer is it is readily available to use as is, without much preparation. This also makes it perfect for last-minute preparation or anytime cravings. Paneer works as the best night-time snack especially when you are not in the mood to make much but cravings won't let you rest.

Craving something smoky? Try smoky grilled paneer tikka skewers. If you want to try something crunchy, dunk the pieces of paneer in batter and breadcrumbs and air fry until crispy. Paneer offers delectable possibilities to cook in various ways and you can always make them healthy with conventional cooking methods. Try these delectable and healthy paneer snacks and sate your nocturnal cravings guilt-free.

Try These Healthy Paneer Snacks 

1) Paneer Tikka Grilled Skewers

All it takes to make paneer tikka skewers is marinating paneer in a yoghurt-based spicy marinade, skewering it with sticks and grilling on the pan for some minutes until cooked evenly. This recipe is a healthy and flavourful treat that you can pair with any dip and also include veggies in the skewers to make it more delicious.

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2) Paneer Air Fried Tots

Paneer tots are made by coating small paneer pieces in spiced batter, coating them with breadcrumbs, drizzling some oil and air frying evenly for a few minutes. You can also try veggie variations by including grated vegetables with crumbled paneer for a better flavour and texture.

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3) Paneer Cutlet

Paneer cutlet or paneer tikki contains all the fibrous veggies like peas, cabbage, onion and potato to make it a wholesome treat for nighttime snacking. Just mix mashed potatoes, boiled peas, chopped onions, and coriander in a bowl, make them into tikkis, coat in breadcrumbs and air fry till golden and delicious.

4) Paneer Popcorn

Paneer popcorn is made by coating paneer bits with egg slurry and breadcrumbs and air frying or baking till they turn crispy golden. This is the best way to cook crunchy paneer bites without the need to prepare a batter.

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5) Paneer Sandwich

This quick and easy meal combines the goodness of whole wheat bread and proteins of paneer. You just have to make paneer bhurji just as you like and sandwich it between bread slices then fry the bread from both sides for crispy perfection.

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6) Air Fried Paneer Pakoda

Yes, you can cook paneer pakoda in the air fryer too! You might be concerned about runny batter filling up in the gaps of the air fryer which might invite unpleasant consequences in the middle of the night. Well, you can rule that possibility out by putting those coated paneer in aluminium foil pockets or muffin cups.

7) Paneer Besan Chilla

Paneer besan chilla is packed with proteins that provide ultimate satisfaction to perpetual cravings. Just make regular besan chilla batter, add grated paneer and create delectable crepes by pouring the batter on a griddle along with a few drops of oil.

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These snacks are not just easy to make, they will provide healthy fulfilment and give you perfect satisfaction for those middle-of-night cravings. After trying these snacks, you will always want to eat more and will be a fan of paneer forever.