Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Paneer Pakora/Pakoda/Cottage Cheese Fritters

Paneer Pakora/Pakoda/Cottage Cheese Fritters 

I am a huge fan of paneer, I have lots of Paneer recipes in my blog, please check it here. I am sure all of us know how to make pakora/Fritters. The important part of this is to make a batter that gives yu tasty and crispy fritters.


Paneer - 200 Gms
Besan/ChickPea Flour - 4 Tablespoon
Maida/APF - 1 Tablespoon
Rice Flour - 1 Tablespoon
Rava or Sooji or Cream of Wheat - 1 Tablespoon
Corn Flour - 1/2 Tablespoon
GInger Garlic Paste - 1/4 Teaspoon
Red Chilly Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Garam Masala, Chat Masala, Asafoetida - A generous pinch of Each
Warm Oil - 1 Teaspoon
Oil - For Deep Frying
Water 1/4 Cup or as Required
Salt - To taste.


  • Heat Oil in a Pan/kadhai. 
  • In a mixing bowl, place all the ingredients except Paneer, Oil and Water and whisk them together.
  • To this add 1 teaspoon of warm oil and add water little by little to get a thick Batter consistency.
  • Cut Paneer into cubes or strips.
  • By this time, Oil should be at right temperature for deep frying.
  • Test the oil by dropping a drop of batter, it should go down and then come up immediately. 
  • If the batter sits in the bottom it keeps the oil is hot and if the batter browns immediately then the temperature is hot.
  • Now that the oil, batter and Paneer is ready lets make some Hot Pakoras.
  • Take a Paneer cube dip it in the prepared batter, allow it to coat it all over.
  • Carefully drop this in the oil and fry it till gets a nice golden color.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the Paneer pakora and place it a a kitchen napkin to remove excess oil.
  • Depending on the size of your kadai/pan you can drop 4-5 Paneer pakoras at a time.


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