Paneer Pakoda


200 grams paneer
Salt to taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 cup gram flour
2 tbsp rice flour
Oil to fry
Chaat masala

To be roasted and ground into powder

2 red chillies
1/2 tsp white sesame seeds
1/2 tsp bengalgram dal
1/2 tsp blackgram dal
Bit of asafoetida
Salt to taste

Cut the paneer into rectangle pieces. Slit them in between and spread out some masala powder in it. See to it that you cut the paneer in only three sides.

Mix gram flour, rice flour, salt and red chilli powder with water to get a thick batter. Dip the paneer pieces in this batter and fry them in hot oil till golden brown.

Drain excess oil on a tissue paper. Sprinkle some chaat masala powder on it and serve hot.

Sending this over to Vandana's Paneer: A Delicacy Event

Also sending this over to Pallavi for the Sunday Snacks:Hot and Spicy event and Trupti's Winter Treat event


Sia said...

d-lish :)

Happy cook said...

Delicious pakora

Laavanya said...

These look lovely and I love the flavorful filling.. kicks it up a notch.

bee said...

lovely dish - now i gotta make the baked version.

Namratha said...

Yummy and very unique outer layer, nice!

Kalai said...

Looks so delicious and I love the idea of the masala powder! :)

vimmi said...

Different filling. will try. we eith fill chaat masala or green chutney. pakoras look so great.

TBC said...

Just the other day we had this at a restaurant. I'm too lazy to fry these at home...:-)

easycrafts said...

Thanks Sia, happy cook, namratha, for your comments

Thanks Laavanya,Kalai, Vimmi the masala gives a nice flavour to the pakodas

@ Bee- thanks, do try out

@ TBC- Thanks for ur views, that indeed is a nice option-no work and pakodas to eat.

Annarasa said...

These are my favourite snack - but only for a special treat!!


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