Crispy Paneer-Potato Burgers

Inspired by the Desi aloo Tikki — this patty is filled with aromatic spices, cilantro, fluffy potato, and grated paneer. We serve them up on a traditional hamburger bun with a garlicky yogurt sauce, thinly sliced onion, and cucumber. Feel free to use ketchup, mustard, and pickles here as well, these burgers are adaptable and go with everything.

Servings: Makes about 6 burgers

Recipe by: Noreen Wasti (@noreenwasti)



For the patties: 

  • 1 lbs yellow potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 ounces SACH Foods Original Paneer, grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped finely
  • 3 Tbsp neutral oil 
For the garlic yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, grated finely
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp dried mint
  • salt, to taste


To make the patties: 

  • Boil the potatoes in salted water until fork-tender and soft, strain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Mash the potatoes using a masher or fork until no large chunks remain.
  • To the mashed potatoes, add the grated paneer, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, beaten egg, and cilantro. Mix well until combined.
  •  Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop out the potato paneer mixture and form into patties.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is glistening, fry the patties, in batches, until golden brown and crispy, adding more oil if necessary — about 6 minutes per side.

For the garlic yogurt: 

  • Mix the grated garlic, lime juice, yogurt, dried mint, and salt in a small bowl until combined.

To serve: 

We recommend serving these crispy potato paneer burgers on a hamburger bun with the garlic yogurt, thinly sliced red onion, cucumber, and greens.

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