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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Paneer Pakoda ( Cottage cheese fritters )

Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of preparation: 55-60 rupees

Ingredients: Paneer ( 250 gm ), onion ( 1 small ), red chilli powder ( 1/3 tsp ), finely cut coriander leaves( 2 tsp ), finely cut mint leaves ( 2 tsp), salt, oil for deep frying.

For the batter: corn flour ( 4 tsp ), besan/gram flour (2 tsp), ginger-garlic paste ( 1/2 tsp), cumin-chilli powder ( 1/4 tsp ), red chilli powder ( 1/4 tsp ), salt, baking powder ( a pinch ).

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients for batter in a mixing bowl with a little water. Make into a thick paste.

Cut the panner into 1 X 2 inch pieces. Grind the onion, red chilli powder, coriander
leaves and mint leaves into a thick paste.

Cooking: Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan. Add the paneer pieces and fry for 1-2 mins.

Boil water in a saucepan along with sufficient salt. Add the paneer pieces and boil for 4-5 mins.

Drain the water and make an cut along the length of the panner pieces measuring about 3/4th of its length. Apply a thin layer of the paste in between the two halves. Keep aside for 30 mins for marination.

Heat oil in a wok. Dip the paneer pieces in the batter and add to the oil. Cook the
panner pieces till golden. Remove from wok and keep on a blotting paper/newspaper to
absorb excess oil.

Serve as a snack with tomato sauce / mint-coriander chutney.

Note: Do not over-fry the panner pakodas as they lose their juices and turn hard.


  1. Wow...looks yummy and delicious paneer pakoda...

  2. Paneer Pakodas look so tasty and crispy. Wonderful preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. love anything with paneer..they look perfect

  4. pakodas look crispy and rich..makes me hungry.

  5. I have a weakness for pakoras and this is so very tempting, i feel like having one right now! The tip at the end is very handy too :)

  6. Lovely and yummy. No words to describe fritters.

  7. Yumm,very addictive paneer pakodas,feel like munching some..

  8. they look so delicious! i luv anything with paneer :)

  9. They look so cute!, lovely click

  10. i have made bread pakodas the same way.. paneer is now a new addition.. thank you.

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