Paneer Pakoda

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Paneer Pakoda


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 4
  • Ingredients for batter: 1/2 cup besan (chickpea flour/gram flour) 1/4 teaspoon carom seeds A pinch of baking soda Salt to taste Ingredients for spice-mix: 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder or to taste 1/2 teaspoon amchur (dried raw-mango powder) Salt to taste Other ingredients: 200g Paneer (cut into thick square shaped pieces) 2 tablespoons green chutney


  • 1- Combine all the ingredients for spice-mix in a small bowl and mix well. Keep aside. 2- Make horizontal slits into each paneer square to cut it into half leaving it joined from one end. Do not cut through till the edge of the paneer square. 3- Stuff green chutney into each paneer square and place it in a dish.Sprinkle the spice-mix on the paneer squares and mix well so that they get nicely coated with spices. 4- Mix all the ingredients for batter along with half cup of water or as required to make a thick batter.Heat the oil for deep frying. The oil should be medium hot to fry perfect pakoras. 5- To check, drop a bit of batter into the oil, the batter should come up, but not change color right away. 6- Dip each paneer square/piece in the besan batter and drop 5-6 pieces at a time into the hot oil. 7- Fry until golden brown from both sides. Place on a dish lined with kitchen towel/absorbent paper napkins. 7- Sprinkle some chaat masala and serve hot with tomato ketchup and tea.