Looking for a new way to spice up the holiday season? Try something new with these Spicy Whipped Paneer Cranberry Cups! They are spicy, savory, and sweet, with a crunchy texture that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

These appetizers are great for any occasion, whether it's a holiday gathering, a work event, or a romantic date night. Give them a try and impress your guests with this unique and delicious treat!

Photo and Recipe by: Debbie Banerjee (@roti.ontherocks)




  • 6 oz Paneer
  • 1 Tbsp of Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp of Water – as needed to thin out Paneer
  • 1 can of Cranberry Sauce
  • 30 mini phyllo cups
  • 1/4  1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tbsp of Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp Honey – to drizzle over all cups
  • Garnish – Chives



  • Break up your paneer into chunks and toss all the pieces into your food processor.
  • Add in the splash of lemon/lime juice and begin to blend on high.
  • Slowly add in your water as needed to thin out the paneer. You are looking for a smooth and airy finish from the paneer.
  • Once paneer is at the consistency noted, scoop out the paneer and place it into a piping bag or ziploc bag (cut the tip of the corner you have your filling in to use as a piping bag).
  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Prepare your phyllo cups onto your baking tray.
  • Carefully pipe your whipped paneer filling into each cup.
  • Bake at 350 for about 6-8 minutes.
  • In a pan, heat up your canned cranberry sauce.
  • Once brought to a medium heat, add in your sugar, garam masala and nutmeg. Stir until mixed well together. Bring off the heat and let cool for 10 minutes before placing on paneer cups.
  • Assemble your whipped paneer cups but spooning a layer of cranberry sauce on top of the cooked whipped paneer. Add as little or as much as you want.
  • Garnish with honey drizzle and chives and serve!


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