Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Paneer Pakora

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 5 to 6

Thick Paneer Slices - 15 to 20
Green chutney - for stuffing the paneer (I used the store bought one)

For the batter:
Gram flour (Besan) - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
Ajwain (Bishop's weed) - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - to taste

Water - for mixing the batter
Oil - for deep frying

  1. Slit the paneer half way through, leaving one edge intact for stuffing.  Spread green chutney inside of all the paneer pieces.  Keep it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the batter and mix well.
  3. Add water little at a time and prepare a thick batter of a coating consistency.
  4. Heat oil in a pan / kadai, dip each stuffed paneer slices in the batter and drop it in oil.
  5. Deep fry on medium heat till crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
  6. Serve hot with spicy chutney of your choice.


  1. Looks so tempting, I usually do this with bread, paneer would be awesome too!

  2. Delicious snack, yummy and love to finish the whole plate.

  3. wow such an deliicous paneer pakoda :) they are tempting me badly .. plz pass me some ;)


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