October 19, 2011

Paneer Potato Pops | For Blog Hop Wednesdays

Paneer Potato Pops

It would be an understatement if I say that I eagerly awaited my turn to hop to Suchitra’s blog for the Blog Hop Wednesdays. The blog name is so apt for her space. The total layout and the recipes in the simplest language possible just complement each other and sync well with such perfection. Many of you know that her space had been a launching platform for many newbie bloggers. I was astounded when I found that she had 49 items listed so far under Diwali special. As there is going to be so much of sweets in the week to come, I chose this one as promised to my children that this month would be dedicated for deep fried delights. Trust me when I say that I had been making this for 3 consecutive days since last Saturday on demand. It is such finger licking good. You can find the original recipe here and a heartfelt thanks to her.


With the rain and sun playing hide and seek this was so good to have during this weather. Not only my children but my friend’s who had come for a short stay also loved it very much. The first time, I shallow fried the balls into tikkis by pressing the balls slightly between my palms. The second time I baked them by drizzling oil over them. You can also cook these using a paniyaram pan for a low calorie version which is how Suchitra had done. The last time I deep fried them and clicked away happily and all the children loved this version more than the other two.



Hope you have all completed your Diwali purchases and don’t you think that the air is abuzz with excitement. I’m planning to go to my In-laws place for Diwali and while making these pops I knew what I would make at their place. As the relatives from the surrounding villages will drop by to wish us all, it would be lovely to make bondas from these as paneer is an ingredient that they do not get over there. As each one of us in the household take over one task, I immediately called my MIL and told her that she need not plan for the evening menu and I shall take care of that for her. Won’t it be lovely to have these hot with some tangy and pungent mint chutney ?



Paneer Potato Pops  (Printable Recipe)

You’ll need:

  • Paneer – 1 cup
  • Potato – 1
  • Onion – 1
  • Green chillies – 1
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch size
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Bread Slices – 2
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp
  • Bread Crumbs – As needed
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to deep fry


Boil the potatoes and mash them well. Dip the bread slices in little water and squeeze out water completely by pressing it well between your palms.


In a bowl mix together mashed potatoes, crumpled paneer, finely chopped onion, green chilly, ginger, red chilli  powder, garam masala powder, coriander leaves, lemon juice, salt and a tsp of oil.


Make small balls or into any required shape of your choice. Spread the bread crumbs on a plate and roll these balls over them so that they are well coated.


Heat oil in a pan and slip them 3 or 4 at a time and deep fry till they are brown in color and remove on a kitchen paper. Serve hot with Tomato Sauce.



More over do you all know that we, the Blog Hoppers are completing 3 whole months of this Blog hop and not to say that this has been such a learning experience for me. Just see below what all I had made during the previous 6 blog hops. I feel so proud of my own accomplishment.


Paneer Tikka Masala

Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti

Paneer Crescents

Eggless Oats Almonds Cookies


Bread Rolls


This is off Blog Hop Wednesdays ~ Week 7 and to Let’s Cook ~ Hibernative Foods. Do take a moment to check here what, all the my other foodie friends have rustled to treat your eyes.


  1. Wow! These look so yummy and crispy. Very cute presentation.

  2. Nice pops with a smiley...Congrats on blog hop event.

  3. wow!!super duper pops...looks perfect n cripsy...perfect with tea!!nice presentation!

  4. Perfectly made pops !! looks super delicious !! well presented too !!

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  5. Thanks a lot for your kind words Radhika...it was a pleasure to be a part of your Blog hop event..I made your eggless microwave cake and it vanished real quick ...will be making them again very soon..

  6. This is so yummy Radhika!!!! Feel like grabbing these tempting pops right out of the screen!!!
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  7. These pops look awesome. I love the way you take pictures...just makes the food look irresistible.

    Congratulations on completing 3months of the event.

  8. Perfect snack anytime.......very crispy.....I can have the whole platter in one go.

  9. Very nice pops ...perfect for a chill evening n I like your smiley...cute n lovely presentation...congrats Radhika for BHW event n eagerly waiting for the new group n schedule :) so glad to be a part of this !!

  10. aah cute pops, nicely done radika

  11. Nice pops ! Lovely presentation too!

  12. They look so crispy and yummy. I like the cute face u have created... :)

  13. Ohhhh... drooling over this with chai in my hand. Such tiny perfections.

  14. Looks so crispy and tempting,with a lovely pictures and nice presentation.

  15. Excellent combination of paneer and potatoes. Wonderfully prepared.

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  16. woww!!!mouthwatering dish..:)they looks so yummy. nice presentation.

  17. awesome perfectly cooked.....and love he presentation....and the face and hair with ketchup and cilantro looks cute....

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  18. Potato pops looks too good! Love the golden color on them.

  19. very crispy and yummy... I am seeing it is ful of fun abt blog hop wednesday. I am missing it. can I join now?

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  20. Oh My God. i'm simply drooling here. Wonderful presentation.

  21. Wow!,Crisp and well-shaped pops.Very innovative and impressive recipe .Luv it.

  22. These pops look like the perfect appetizer Radhika!! Goodness of paneer with potatoes! Yum!

  23. Crispy and yummy snack,beautiful presentation.

  24. Wow those pops are super tempting..congrats on ur event, waiting eagerly to be a part of this next session..

  25. Lovely pops with a yummy texture....

  26. they look incredibly crispy and tasty!

  27. delicious combination lovely snack

  28. Wow!!Looking very crispy and yummy.Lovely presentation.Congrats for making us complete one full cycle of blog hop wednesdays

  29. great pops.. and very tempting presentation :)

  30. Oh wow..nice presentation and looks perfectly crisp!

  31. Oh wow..nice presentation and looks perfectly crisp!

  32. Nice clicks and presentation...Pops looks tempting..

  33. Radhika, these look so delicious! Cute presentation :)

  34. cute presentation Radhika....they look so delicious!

  35. Cute pops Radhika! Loved that presentation too..

  36. OMG!!Luks Awesome..I liked the Cilantro face Girl :) Nice pictures..

  37. loved the presentation radhika- looks inviting

  38. Drooling Here Radhika!!!!!!!!lovely pics

  39. paneer pops look superb... crispy and delicious... glad to follow you... do visit my blog if you find time...

  40. wow lovely presentation and looks so tempting ........

  41. Very very sweet presentation girl...
    Pops looks Mouthwatering n wil surely bring a smile(smiley) on ebryones face...drooling @urpics rahika...

  42. Beautiful pictures and love the presentation! Am sure they tasted as wonderful as they look :)

  43. yummy recipe Radhika ! i had to make these (although I substituted Paneer with potato and sweet corn) and shall be posting it soon !

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  44. I'm a big fan of your recipes and your style of writing! A lot of innovative recipes and beautiful presentation :)

    I would like to participate in your Blog Hop program and get to make friends, while trying new recipes :) Let me know if it's still on and how to...Thanks!

    Glad to follow your blog!


  45. The potato pops look amazing, very nice presentation. I am first time on your blog and I love it, nice photos and great recipes. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. Anita


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