Baked Paneer Chickpea Nuggets

Baked Paneer Chickpea Nuggets


  • 30g chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 3tbsp goat flour
  • 3 tbsp chickpea stew
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • sprinkle some paprika
  • 1 tsp Olive oil 
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp  whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 30g Paneer sliced in cubes


  1. Drain chickpeas with a bowl under it to save the chickpea liquid or "aquafaba". Add chickpeas into the food processor with spices.
  2. Pulse the chickpeas, and spices together then add in the oat flour and 2 tbsp of chickpea liquid. Pulse until combined. Do not over blender - it should have texture.
  3. Make a prep station with a bowl of the breadcrumbs, a bowl with the remaining chickpea liquid and then a plate.
  4. Form the mixture into the hand and make a concave shape and keep a paneer in the middle that covers it with the mixture then give a nugget shape, dipping each one in the chickpea liquid first then the breadcrumbs. Place them all on the plate.
  5. Air-fryer method: bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees flipping halfway through or until completely golden brown (this is what I did).
  6. Oven method: Bake on a baking sheet with parchment paper for about 30 minutes at 450 flipping halfway through or until golden brown.
  7. Serve fresh with green chutney and enjoy!

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