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Crispy Pocket Paneer Recipe Air Fryer

Crispy Pocket Paneer Recipe Air Fryer

  • Author: Sanchita Dey
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Pieces 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Crispy Pocket Paneer Recipe Air Fryer is an appetizer/snack I have for you today is a sure-fire kid-pleaser, a definite crowd pleaser … I bet you cannot stop eating them ONE! It’s true, they are addictive like that, these “Paneer Pockets / Paneer Squares/ Paneer Parcels”.


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  1. Take 4 tbsp all-purpose flour and little water. Whisk it nicely. The binding slurry is ready. Keep it aside.
  2. On medium heat in a frying pan add 2 tbsp of oil.
  3. Add 1/2 cup onion chopped. Then saute for 1 minute.
  4. Now add 1/2 cup of carrots and 1/2 cup of green bell peppers.
  5. Mix everything and then cook for 3 minutes on medium-high heat.
  6. Now add the green chilies and saute for 30 seconds.
  7. Now add paneer or cottage cheese.
  8. Mix everything nicely.
  9. Add salt to taste and mix well. Now add all the spices and herbs like ginger powder, mixed herbs, and black pepper powder. 
  10. Give it a nice mix.
  11. Now add eggless mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of pizza sauce, and soya sauce. Mix well.
  12. Paneer stuffing is ready. Turn off the flame and take it out in a bowl. Keep it aside.
  13. Take two readymade pastry sheets and keep them as shown below.
  14. Now apply slurry(all-purpose flour+water) on all the pastry sheet edges.
  15. Add ketchup or pizza sauce to the middle of the sheet and spread in middle.
  16. Add the paneer stuffing mixture in the middle.
  17. Now seal the first side of the pastry sheet edges nicely by pressing slightly.
  18. Now press the second side of the pastry slightly.
  19. Now press the third side like this.
  20. Now press the fourth side of the pastry and press slightly.
  21. Make all the paneer parcels like this.
  22. For Air Frying: Place a parchment paper in the air fryer basket. Grease a little oil on the parchment paper.
  23. Now place 2 paneer parcels in the basket and grease or spray some oil on top. Air fry them at 380 degrees F for 10 minutes. Check-in between if golden on top then flip the parcel and brush some oil if required and the air fry again at 380 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  24. Take out once done and ready for serving.
  25. For shallow frying method: Heat little oil and once hot add 2 paneer parcels and fry for 5 minutes on medium heat. Don’t fry on high heat otherwise, it will get burned. Flip once the bottom side is done.
  26. Flip once crisp and golden on the bottom side. Fry for another 3 minutes till crisp and golden. Fry all the parcels like this.
  27. Take out the paneer parcels once done.
  28. Serve hot while they are crisp with ketchup or dip of your choice.

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  • You may need to adjust the time accordingly for each air fryer. Then you can increase the time if they aren’t crispy or warm through after 8 + 8 minutes.
  • Crispy Pocket Paneer should be cooked in one layer to ensure even cooking.
  • If you layer, you’ll end up with soggy paneer parcels.
  • Several factors may contribute to you paneer parcel not cooking through, such as– Overcrowding in the air fryer and the paneer pockets not being in one layer.
  • Not turning the paneer pockets halfway (after 8 minutes).– Not setting the time according to your air fryer.
  • Large parcels might take longer to cook than mini parcels.
  • Take that into account as well.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
  • Method: Air-fry
  • Cuisine: Americal, chinese, continental


  • Serving Size: 10 pieces
  • Calories: 250Kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 412mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 10g

Keywords: Paneer, Paneer parcels. air fryer