(Above): Paneer Chaatwala [Photo: Siliconeer]

Here is a recipe for a zesty, filling appetizer that is rich in taste and proteins as well. Mamta Jain shows how to make it.


  • For the cover:
  • 4 red onions cut at length
  • 2 cups paneer cut in ¾ or 1 inch cubes
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 2 tsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chaat masala
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt to tastel
  • Preparation Time: 20min
  • Cooking Time: 10 min


Heat oil in a pan and add onion and cook for about five minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients: paneer, chilies, ginger, chaat masala, salt and lime juice and stir for 3-4 minutes to marinate the cubes well. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with hot.

Make it a meal: Roll the Paneer Chaatwala in a Kawan Paratha, Roti or make a Paneer Panini (stuffed in bread and grill it) and enjoy it with a spicy mint chutney.

Mamta Jain is a model, nutrition advisor, certified personal trainer, and a dance instructor. She lives in Fremont, Calif.