Paneer Pakora


Easy to make

Indian Snack


Main Ingredients


Chaat Masala

Gram Flour

Ground Cumin

Ground Turmeric

Mint Cilantro Chutney

Tamarind Chutney

Step 1

In a bowl, add all the batter ingredients including besan and spices. Add little water as needed to make a thick flowing batter. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

If using store-bought paneer, blanch the paneer for 10 minutes in hot water. Cut the paneer into cubes (about ¾ inch). You can even cut them in the desired shape like a triangle.

Step 3

Cut the paneer into triangles. Then make 2-3 slices of each triangle depending on chutneys you plan to stuff. Spread chutney on one side and place the other triangle on top.

Step 4

Dip the prepared paneer pieces in the batter and coat them nicely with the batter. Add the batter-coated paneer slices carefully to the medium-hot oil. Remember do not overcrowd the kadhai. Using a slotted spoon, remove the paneer pakora. To remove excess oil, place them on paper towels.

Step 5

Fry till the paneer fritters are golden and crisp on all sides. Use a slotted spoon to turn them few times while they cook evenly. Using a slotted spoon, remove the paneer pakoras and transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.

Step 6

Serve paneer pakora hot or warm, sprinkled with chaat masala, and accompanied by mint cilantro chutney or tomato ketchup and masala chai.

 And it's ready!

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