I’ve been using my Philips Air Fryer for quite some time now and leave it on the counter daily to whip everything from meats to vegetables, and of course paneer! If you follow me on @thechutneylife, you know I rely on this totally “worth it” appliance almost daily!
Why Use an Air Fryer?
I find the “set it and forget it” method with the air fryer to be very convenient but moreover, you’re able to achieve a wonderful “crisp” that is sometimes just not possible in the oven.
What other recipes can I try in the air fryer?
How to Make Paneer in the Air Fryer:
First, I marinate the paneer in yogurt and besan which gives it a great flavor and texture and really helps get the paneer to be soft. Then I add in my spices like tandoori masala and garam masala along with fresh garlic and ginger. You can use just about any spices you have like cumin or coriander and it will be delicious!
Pro Tip: To keep paneer or anything else “wet” in the air fryer from sticking to your basket, line your air fryer basket with a piece of parchment paper! This helps clean up and sticky mess and is completely safe!
Which Air Fryer Is the Best?
I get this question often and there are so many great models on the market. I was gifted my Philips Air Fryer a few years back , long before air fryers were super popular! Now there are a ton of different ones on the market, many of them offering dual functions like this Cuisinart Toaster Oven & Air Fryer Combo. If you have a personal favorite of your own, please feel free to leave it in the comments section of this blog?
What can I make with this air fryer paneer?
- Serve it with my Cilantro Chutney or famous Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce
- Use it in a wrap like my Paneer Kathi Rolls
- Serve it with my Haryali Fried Rice & Hakka Noodles for a complete meal
How to make paneer in the oven?
Set your oven to a low broil and after marinating the paneer, spread it out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Cook your paneer until it starts to get golden brown in spots and is soft. Depending on your oven this could take up to 15 minutes. Set a time for about 5-7 minutes to avoid over-browning. Follow the rest of the steps as listed.