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Paneer Pakora / Cottage cheese fritters

Rashmi Krishna
0 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Paneer Pakora / Cottage cheese fritters RECIPE

This is my go to snack in the evening when vegetarian guests are at home.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Snacks
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. paneer 250 grams
  2. besan 1 cup
  3. red chilli powder 1 tbsp (optional)
  4. ginger garlic paste 2 - 3 tbsp
  5. turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  6. oil to deep fry + 1 tsp
  7. Soda bicarbonate a pinch
  8. salt to taste


  1. Make 1 inch long pieces of the paneer and keep aside. (See pic for ref.)
  2. Mix red chilli powder and salt and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. In a bowl mix gram flour with this paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, soda bicarbonate and salt.
  4. Add water to make a thick batter. Whisk it well and it will change from yellow to light yellow.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai.
  6. Meanwhile dip the paneer pieces in the batter and when the oil is sufficient hot, slide in the coated paneer.
  7. Deep fry on medium heat till crisp and golden brown.
  8. Strain and keep on paper napkin to drain excess oil.

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Neha Kansal
Neha Kansal   Mar-02-2017


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