Cauliflower Paneer Tikki: A Flavorful Snack Delight


Indulge in the savory goodness of Cauliflower Paneer Tikki, a delightful snack that combines the goodness of grated cauliflower, paneer (Indian cottage cheese), and aromatic spices. This Indian-inspired cutlet is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, making it an ideal appetizer or tea-time treat. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a wholesome snack, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Course: Snack

Cuisine: Indian

Servings: 4

Calories: 66kcal per serving

(Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml)


  • 1 cup Cauliflower, grated
  • 1 cup Paneer, grated
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 3 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Wheat Flour (see notes for Keto replacement)
  • 2 tbsp Bread Crumbs (see notes for Keto replacement)
  • Salt, as needed
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Oil, as needed


  1. Boil hot water in a vessel. Add cauliflower florets and cook until tender. Strain and set aside.
  2. Using a food processor, grate the cauliflower and paneer into fine grains. Alternatively, you can grate or crumble them manually.
  3. Grate the green chilies and coriander leaves. Add them to the grated cauliflower and paneer.
  4. To the mixture, add wheat flour, bread crumbs, salt, and roasted cumin powder. Mix well to form a dough.
  5. Divide the dough and shape it into equal-sized patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Heat a pan for shallow frying. Shallow fry the shaped tikkis until golden and crisp on both sides.
  7. Drain excess oil on a paper towel and serve hot.


  • Serve the tikkis hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.
  • Handle the tikkis carefully while flipping and cooking.
  • Cauliflower can be replaced with broccoli for variation.
  • The tikkis can also be deep-fried if desired.
  • For Keto version, replace wheat flour with almond powder and bread crumbs with egg.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 66kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7g
  • Protein: 4.9g
  • Fat: 2.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Sodium: 133mg
  • Potassium: 73mg
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Calcium: 39mg


With its enticing blend of flavors and wholesome ingredients, Cauliflower Paneer Tikki is a snack sensation that promises to tantalize your taste buds. Whether enjoyed as a party appetizer or a cozy evening treat, these tikkis are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Try out this recipe today and embark on a culinary journey filled with deliciousness and satisfaction.

Cauliflower Paneer Tikki

Tikki is a small cutlet popular in the Indian Sub-Continent, it is usually made with par boiled vegetables or a combination of vegetables. It can be either deep fried or shallow fried.

Prep Time15minutes mins

Cook Time5minutes mins

Total Time20minutes mins

 Course: Snack

 Cuisine: International

 Servings: 4

 Calories: 66kcal

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • 1 cup Cauliflower grated
  • 1 cup Paneer grated
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsp Wheat flour see notes for Keto replacement
  • 2 tbsp Bread crumbs see notes for Keto replacement
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin powder
  • Oil as needed


  • In a vessel boil hot water to this add in the cauliflower florets and cook till its done. Strain it from the hot water and set it aside. In a food processor add in the cauliflower florets and grate it into fine grains. Repeat the same for the paneer. Alternatively, you can grate or crumble it too.
  • Next add in the green chilli and coriander leaves and grate them too. Add the grated cauliflower ,Paneer ,Green Chilli and coriander leaves together. To this add in the Wheat flour, Bread crumbs, Salt and Roasted Cumin Powder. Mix everything together and shape a dough.
  • Divide them and then shape them into equal sized patties and refrigerate for 30 mins. After that heat a pan for shallow frying.
  • Shallow fry the shaped tiki until its golden and crisp in both the sides. Drain in paper towel and serve hot.
  • Notes
  • Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.
  • Handle it carefully while flipping and cooking.
  • Cauliflower can also be replaced with broccoli.
  • The tiki’s can be deep fried as well.
  • For Keto Version replace the Wheat flour with Almond powder and bread crumbs with Egg.


  • Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.7g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 2.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 39mg