Paneer Pakoda

The Mouth Watering Appetizer!!

Paneer pakoda is a delicious appetizer or snack for any party. It is made with paneer, gram flour (common ingredient for any pakoda) and spices. Pakodas have many variations made with different vegetables. The paneer one is very famous and available in almost every Indian restaurant. It is most likeable during the monsoon and winter season accompanied with chai or coffee. Let’s try this quick and simple snack!

Cuisine: Indian Course: Appetizer  Preparation time : 5 mins Cooking time: 5-7 Serving: 2-3

INGREDIENTS AND INITIAL PREPARATION:

  • 300 gm/1 packet- Paneer (cut the shape you like, sprinkle black pepper and set aside)
  • 3 tbsp Gram flour (besan)
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour or cornflour (to make it crispy)
  • 1 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1/2 tsp carom seed (ajwain)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp Red chilly powder (laal mirch powder)
  • 1 tsp Salt (or as required)
  • 1tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1tsp Lemon juice
  • Water as needed to make the batter
  • Oil for deep frying

RECIPE WITH PICTURE :

  • Let’s start making the batter for pakoda. Add gram flour, rice flour, asafoetida, carom seed, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice to the bowl. Pour water little by little in it and mix well till the batter is smooth and lump free.
  • Heat oil on high flame in a pan or kadhai. Meanwhile, cut the paneer into pieces and sprinkle black pepper on it.
  • Dip each paneer piece (one at a time) in the batter and coat generously.
  • Fry them evenly until they are crispy and golden look. Flip carefully when one side appears golden.
  • Transfer straight on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.

Sharing is Caring:-

  • Batter should neither be too thick nor too runny. It should be medium thick with consistent flow.
  • While preparing the batter, add water little by little. It will let you control the consistency.
  • Don’t put all paneer pieces in the batter. Dip one by one in the batter and drop in the hot oil.
  • You may adjust the heat to medium once it is required or oil is too hot.
  • You can have it in evening with a cup of chai or coffee.
  • You will get all the ingredients listed above from any Indian store.
  • Pakoda is the Hindi term for fried fritters. The flour that we always include to make fritters in indian cuisine is gram flour (BESAN)
  • Potato, cauliflower, onion, spinach, eggplant, Jalapenos pakoda will also be shared with you. Stay tuned with us.

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