I love love Japanese cuisine but since I converted myself to a vegetarian its difficult for me to go to these restaurants (except Indian joints I guess). I have been wanting to try Katsu for a while now. So when strong cravings hit you gotta make it at home. I decided to make Katsu with Paneer. Those paneer filets dunked in hot sauce and crusted with Simple Mills Almond Crackers. Pan fried until golden brown. One word – “DELICIOUSSSSSSSS”. I also made a video if you’d like to check out. Link here.

Ingredients (serves 2-3) –

  • 6 thick filets/slices of Paneer
  • 1 cup Simple Mills Almond crackers with Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • Generous amount of hot sauce – I used Dragon Fruit hot sauce from Hawaii
  • Oil for pan frying
  • Spring onions for garnishing (optional)


  • Preparation
    • Blend the crackers to form a powder. Put it all the a bowl and add Kashmiri chili powder. Stir to combine and set it aside.
    • Pour the hot sauce in a plate
    • Have all the ingredients lined up – paneer > hot sauce > crackers
  • Time to make these
    • dunk the paneer in hot sauce and coat with crackers. Repeat for all same filets and set it aside.
    • Heat the non-stick pan with some oil and pan fry these on both sides until golden brown.
  • Serve while hot – as is, in a broth, wrap – the options are endless 😍
  • Bon Appetit 🎉

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Have you tried this yet? Any questions?