Crispy Bites

Potato and Paneer go so well together. Crispy bites are a snack or a starter recipe. We take boiled potatoes, paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) and spices; mix them together to a fine paste, roll it in Vermicelli (yes, Vermicelli) and deep fry them. Recipe is different and delicious.

Also try: Potato Shashlik or Desi Falafel.

Course: Starters or Snacks

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 15 mins, Total – 25 mins

Servings: 3-4


  1. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 3/4 cup (grated or crumbled)
  2. Potato – 2 medium (boiled and peeled)
  3. Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  5. Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Chat Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Corn Flour – 1 tbsp (you can also use all-purpose flour)
  8. Water – 1/4 cup or as required
  9. Vermicelli – 3 tbsp or as required
  10. Oil – to deep fry
  11. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Crispy Bites:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add potato. Mash them. Add paneer and mix
  2. Add coriander leaves, green chillies, black pepper powder, chat masala powder and salt. Mix well
  3. Make small cylindrical shaped (or desired shape) cutlets out of the mix. Keep aside
  4. Mix corn flour and water (as required) in a bowl to make a thin slurry. Keep aside
  5. Place vermicelli on a flat surface for the coating
  6. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai
  7. Now take a cutlet and dip it in the slurry. Roll it in vermicelli and gently cover from all the sides
  8. Drop the cutlet in the oil and deep fry from all the sides
  9. Your Crispy Bites are ready. Serve hot with Ketchup or Chutney.


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