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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Paneer Pakora - Punjabi Paneer Pakoda

Paneer Pakora is a Popular & delicious Indian fritters. Paneer coated in  a batter & deep fried makes crispy crunchy Golden shade . Pakora's,melts in mouth. Crunchy outer crust & soft inside is a srumptious appetizer for Paneer lovers. It is an apt snack for tea time & also  during Rainy Season. Now we learn to make popular appetizer. 


Paneer Pakora

 Prep Time : 15  min. 
Cook Time : 25  minutes.
Recipe Category: Paneer  Recipe
Serves  :   5 . 

Ingredients

Paneer - 250 gms.
besan flour - 1 cup.(senaga Pindi)
Rice flour - 1/4 cup.
Chilli Powder - 1 + 1/4 tsp.
Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp.
Baking Soda - a  Pinch (optional).
Salt - as needed.
oil - to fry.

Preparation

Slice the paneer carefully using the knife  into desired shapes, not too thin or too thick.


Method

  • Take a Mixing bowl combine besan flour,Rice flour,chilli powder,cumin Powder,Garam Masala, Ginger garlic Paste, Baking Soda & salt. Mix well. 


  • Then add water little by little to make a thick batter without any lumps.
  • Heat the oil in a pan or kadai for deep frying.
  • Dip the paneer slices in the batter & coat the slices in the batter.

  • when the oil is hot,keep the flame to medium, drop the coated paneer slices.
  • Deep fry the Paneer pakoras till it turns crisp & Golden. 

  • Drain the paneer pakoras in a Paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Serve the pakoras with Green chutney or tomato ketchup.
Notes
  • Batter should not be too thick or runny. it is should be in  moderate consistency, so that paneer coats well in batter. 
  • Adjust the chilli powder according to your taste.
  • Slice the Paneer Gently & also not too thick or thin.
  • Adding Ginger garlic paste enhances the flavour of pakoras.
  • Always serve hot.