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This simple keto paneer manchurian recipe is just finger-lickin’ good

Updated on:18 April 2020, 16:02pm IST
If the lockdown is coming in the way of your keto diet, then let this Indian keto recipe come to your rescue.
Shilpa Surve
keto paneer manchurian
Yes, this recipe is keto-friendly and damn easy to make. Image courtesy: Shilpa Surve
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Ask anyone on a keto diet about just how fabulous the results are and they will probably bite your ear off till the time you don’t become a convert. Yup, that’s the power of keto. In fact, a study published in the journal Obesity Reviews suggests that ketogenic low-carbohydrate diets can suppress your appetite. More reason to get on the keto bandwagon right? 

But if this lockdown is getting in the way of your keto diet, then hold-up: because we’re here to help you whip up keto dishes in a jiffy with all the things you have on hand already. 

For that matter, today we have a dish for you that will satiate your cravings for Chinjabi food without breaking the rules of this lockdown or your keto diet. Presenting: keto paneer manchurian. Here’s how you can go about whipping up this keto-friendly paneer recipe: 


For the manchurian balls:
250 gm paneer
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp psyllium husk
Salt according to taste
Oil for frying 

For the base:
1 tbsp olive oil or ghee
1-inch ginger, julienned
5-6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Half an onion (shelled)
2-3 green chillies, slit
1 green capsicum, cut into squares
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp red chilli sauce
1 tsp red chilli powder


1. In a bowl, mash the paneer with your bare hands until it releases water. Strain the water and add the garam masala, red chilli powder, and psyllium husk to the crumbled paneer. Mix until well combined.

2. Shape the paneer mixture into little balls and set them aside.

3. In a pan, heat the oil. Once hot, fry the paneer balls-few at a time-until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. In another pan, heat the oil. Once hot, fry the ginger and garlic till they turn golden.

5. Now add the green chillies and let them splutter. Once done, add the onions and capsicum. Stir fry the ingredients on medium heat until they’re done. This should take about 5 to 7 minutes.

6. Add the soya sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, and mix well. Now add red chilli powder and salt and combine well. Add the crispy paneer balls and give the mixture a gentle mix.

7. Serve piping hot, because your keto paneer manchurian is ready to eat.

Your keto paneer manchurian is ready!

Also, read: Here’s the good, bad, and ugly of including paneer in your daily diet

Yes, it’s actually that simple! Would you want to see more keto recipes? Let us know in the comments below.

Shilpa Surve Shilpa Surve

Shilpa is a keto enthusiast, intrepid traveller, passionate coach, can shake a leg and can shake up the world, and loves all things beautiful.