Today’s recipe is ‘Paneer Pakora’. It is a very easy and delicious snack/fritter recipe made from cottage cheese/paneer. Paneer pakoda tastes well with green chutney or ketchup. It can be enjoyed as an appetiser or tea-time snack.
For this recipe, you will need – paneer/cottage cheese, gram flour, spices, green chillies, garlic powder and coriander leaves. To prepare pakoras, paneer cubes are coated with gram flour batter and then deep-fried. [To give this pakora recipe a twist, you can make a half-cut in the paneer cube and can apply chutney or sauce in it.]
For more pakora recipes, you can also try following recipes – Aloo Pakora | Crispy Potato Fritters, Mayonnaise Bread Pakora (Quick tea-time snack), Gobhi Pakora / Cauliflower Fritters Recipe, Gobi Pakora (Cabbage Fritter/Patta gobi pakora), Bhutte Ke Pakore | Corn Fritters | Bhutte ke pakore recipe, Pyaz ki Bhajiya | Pyaz ki Pakori | Onion Fritters, Paneer Macaroni Pakodi (Cottage cheese pasta pakori), Aam ke Gulgulay (Mango Fritters-Summer Snack)
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Duration: 30 mins
Ingredients for Paneer Pakora
|Paneer/cottage cheese||100 gms|
|Besan/gram flour||1 cup|
|Green chillies (chopped)||3-4 (medium size) or as per taste|
|Mint leaves (chopped)||2 tsps|
|Coriander leaves (chopped)||2 tsps|
|Red chilli powder||1 tsp or as per taste|
|Salt||as per taste|
|Carrom seeds||1/2 tsp|
|Cumin seeds||1/2 tsp|
|Black pepper powder||1/2 tsp or as per taste|
|Garlic powder (optional)||1/2 tsp|
|Water||for batter of coating consistency|
Method for Paneer Pakora
- Cut paneer into the slices of your thickness.
- In a mixing bowl, take gram flour, red chilli powder, salt, black salt, carom seeds, green chillies, chopped mint leaves, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala, garlic powder/crushed garlic and baking soda.
- Add water and prepare a coating consistency batter.
- Heat oil in a deep vessel.
- Dip and coat each slice with batter.
- Deep fry pakora, in small batches on a medium flame.
- Remove on an absorbent paper.
- Fry all the pakoras in small batches.
- Serve hot with ketchup/chutney.