Macadamia paneer popcorn

Paneer popcorn is an easy to make crispy snack that is a perfect treat for monsoons, parties and one of the best appetizers for kids. It’s a vegetarian variation of the classic chicken popcorn. The recipe uses macadamia nuts & breadcrumbs which make them super crisp on the outside with soft paneer inside. Spices work perfectly to make this a showstopper but feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations to make your own version.




  • Snack


  • Entertaining
  • Healthy Snack
  • Kid Friendly Recipe
  • Quick and Easy


  • Vegetarian


  • 200 gms paneer 
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour  
  • 4 tbsp corn flour  
  • Salt as per taste  
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper  
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1/2 tsp oregano  
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes  
  • Water to make batter 
  • 50 gms macadamia nuts  
  • 50 gms breadcrumbs 
  1. Cut the paneer into small 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a bowl add all-purpose flour, corn flour and spices mentioned, mix it well.
  3. Now add water to make a thick slurry. It should be not too thick, not too thin.
  4. Take the Macadamia nuts in a blender jar and grind them coarsely. Mix these with breadcrumbs and keep aside.
  5. Dip paneer cube in slurry and then in grounded Macadamia nuts & breadcrumbs mix.
  6. Repeat step 5 for all the paneer cubes.
  7. Preheat air fryer/ oven at 180°C and then bake them for 10 mins or until crisp.
  8. You can also deep fry them on a medium flame.
  • Calories: 1406 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 122.8 g
  • Protein: 54.3 g
  • Fat: 83.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 34.5 g
  • Sugar: 9.1 g
  • Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Calcium: 416 mg
  • Sodium: 314 mg