paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora

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paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora with detailed photo and video recipe. a simple snack recipe prepared with spiced paneer cubes, coated with besan or chickpea flour batter. it is one of the popular pakora variations with moist and spice coated paneer inside and crisp chickpea coating outside. it can be ideal party starter or evening snack served with either green chutney or tomato sauce.
paneer pakora recipepaneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora with step by step photo and video recipe. pakora recipes are typically made with either slice of vegetables or with a combination of vegetables. however, in this recipe, moist paneer cubes are used in the place of vegetables to prepare the crisp pakora. the deep fried crisp paneer pakoda’s not only make an ideal snack but can also be used as patties to stuff between sandwich and burgers.

pakora recipes are very common snack recipes prepared in almost every indian households. perhaps almost all vegetables are used to prepare this delicacy and served as snacks, side dish and even used in curries or sabzis. my personal favourite has always been paneer pakora recipe and nothing can beat it’s crisp and moist taste combination. traditionally the paneer pakoda recipe was limited to households in north india. but after onboarding this simple recipe by the street food vendors, it has become significantly popular among urban youths. moreover, there are several variations to these pakoras, especially with its coating. after coating it with besan flour, it can be rolled on top crushed oats, boondi, breadcrumbs to have more crisp and rough surface.

paneer pakoda

while the recipe is extremely simple, yet some tips, recommendation and serving ideas for paneer pakora recipe. firstly, in this recipe, i have roughly coated the paneer cubes with spice powders before coating and deep frying. alternatively, you can sandwich 2 paneer cubes with green chutney, tomato sauce or with spice powder followed by coating and deep frying. secondly, ensure to use soft and dry paneer cubes for these pakora recipes. otherwise while deep frying it may splutter and also lose its coating. lastly, adding baking soda is completely optional and it does not add any taste to it. however, it makes puffy and more visually attractive.

finally, i would like to conclude with my other snacks recipes collection with this post of paneer pakora. it includes recipe like, onion pakora, aloo pakora, bread pakoda, mushroom pakoda, corn pakoda, ribbon pakoda, cabbage pakoda, idli pakora and palak pakoda recipe. further, do visit my other similar recipes collection like,

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paneer pakora recipe
paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

easy paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora

Course: snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
for marination:
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¾ tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp  kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 9 cubes paneer / cottage cheese cubed
for besan batter:
  • ¾ cup gram flour / besan
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp hing / asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp chaat masala
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • oil for frying
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¾ tsp chaat masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp salt.
  2. combine well forming a paste.
  3. now add 9 cubes paneer and rub gently covering masala paste to paneer. keep aside.
  4. further, prepare besan batter by taking ¾ cup besan and 2 tbsp rice flour in a mixing bowl.
  5. also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp hing, ¼ tsp chaat masala and ¼ tsp salt.
  6. combine all the ingredients well.
  7. add in ½ cup water and whisk smooth.
  8. also, add a pinch of baking soda and mix gently.

  9. dip the marinated paneer into prepared besan batter and coat it completely.
  10. furthermore, deep fry in hot oil till they turn golden brown.

  11. finally, paneer pakora recipe or paneer bajji is ready to serve.


how to make paneer pakora with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¾ tsp chaat masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp salt.
    how to make crispy paneer pakora
  2. combine well forming a paste.
    paneer pakoda
  3. now add 9 cubes paneer and rub gently covering masala paste to paneer. keep aside.
    paneer pakoda
  4. further, prepare besan batter by taking ¾ cup besan and 2 tbsp rice flour in a mixing bowl.
    paneer pakoda
  5. also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp hing, ¼ tsp chaat masala and ¼ tsp salt.
    paneer pakoda
  6. combine all the ingredients well.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  7. add in ½ cup water and whisk smooth.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  8. make a smooth batter without forming any lumps.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  9. also, add a pinch of baking soda and mix gently. do not over mix as baking soda will lose its property.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  10. dip the marinated paneer into prepared besan batter and coat it completely.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  11. furthermore, deep fry in hot oil.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  12. also stir occasionally and fry on both sides.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  13. further, fry the paneer till they turn golden brown.
    paneer pakora recipe | paneer pakoda | how to make crispy paneer pakora
  14. finally, paneer pakora recipe or paneer bajji is ready to serve.
    paneer pakoda


notes:

  • firstly, press and wipe off excess moisture from paneer, else it may splutter in oil.
  • also using rice flour gives a crispy texture to pakora. you can replace rice flour with cornflour for extra crispiness.
  • additionally, slit the paneer in the center and stuff with spice mix instead of coating it outside.
  • finally, paneer pakora recipe or paneer bajji tastes great when served hot.

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