Paneer Pakora

Paneer Pakora

Paneer Pakora

Asha Jible
Evenings are tastier when we have few bites of yummy snacks to accompany our hot cup of tea or coffee. It would be healthier when we could make those yummy bites at home. And it would make us happier when the snack bowls go clean when your little ones finish them and enjoy it to the last bit. And of course, it would be easier to have an easy recipe in hand to achieve all the above.
Here is such an easy recipe, that you could make in around 15 mins, and comes out to be super tasty. Subtly spiced-up paneers coated in the pakora batter and fried in hot oil. I liked it this way than the paneer cubes dipped in besan batter as it gives a kinda nice flavor to the paneer. And of course, it becomes softer and chewy for the little ones.
Serve it hot with ketchup or even without, as it is so tasty both ways. Enjoy your tea with this yummy and easy paneer pakoras.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


For Paneer balls

  • 250 gms Paneer cubes
  • 1 small Onion chopped into fine pieces
  • 2 Green chilies very small pieces
  • ¼ tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 or 3 leaves Cilantro small pieces
  • 2 or 4 leaves Mint leaves small pieces
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour

For the batter

  • 1 cup Besan or Chickpea flour
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water enough to make batter (not very thin or thick)

For frying

  • 1 cup Vegetable oil


  • Into a mixie jar, drop the paneer cubes and crush well
  • Once crushed move it to another bowl, put the other ingredients under "for the paneer balls"
  • Mix everything well and make it into small balls
  • And keep it another plate
  • Keep a pan with vegetable oil for frying on the stove with medium flame
  • In another bowl, drop the besan and other ingredients under "for the batter " section.
  • Mix well until you a get a batter neither thick nor thin, also without any lumps
  • Dip the paneer balls in the batter, and coat the balls well with the batter
  • And place it in the hot oil and fry for around 3 mins
  • Flip it around if the paneer balls are not dipped well in the oil
  • Then, once fried, move it to the kitchen tissue to drain off excess oil
  • Yummy Paneer Pakoras are ready!!



Try this out and I’m sure you would love it.
It is not necessary that you make balls out of paneer mix, you could even make it cutlet shapes and then dip in besan batter. 
Let me know how it went for you. 
Lots of Love, 
Keyword 15 mins recipes, Evening tea time snacks, Snack recipes, Vegetarian recipe

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