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Paneer pakoda

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Gram flour (besan) – 1 cup (10 tablespoon)
  • Cottage cheese(paneer) – 250 grams
  • Green chilli- 2 to 3( finely crushed)
  • Garlic- 4 to 5 cloves (finely crushed)
  • Red chilli powder- 1/3 tablespoon
  • Salt- As per taste
  • Carrom seeds- 1/3 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves- 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
  • Soda- 1 pinch (optional)
  • Oil- for frying


  • Firstly take a mixing bowl and add 1 cup of gram flour.
  •  Now add 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped coriander leaves in it.
  •  Now crush the garlic and chillies together. Add the crushed garlic and chillies to the mixing bowl. (You can avoid using garlic)
  • Add salt as per taste.
  • Add 1/3 tablespoon of red chilli powder in it.
  • Add 1/3 tablespoon of carrom seeds in it.
  • Add required amount of water to make a medium thick batter.
  • Mix it well with a spoon.
  •  Now add a pinch of baking soda in the batter.
  •  Mix it well and keep it aside for later.
  • Now slice the cottage cheese or paneer into rectangular or square pieces.
  • Now heat a pan with 2 cups of oil.
  • Add a pinch of dough to see if the oil is ready for frying or not.
  • If the dough comes up then the oil is perfectly ready.
  • Now slowly dip the paneer into the besan batter.
  • Coat them well.
  • Now slowly add the coated paneer into the hot oil for frying.
  • Fry it for 2 to 3 minutes until it turn golden brown now turn it on the other side.
  • Fry it for 2 minutes until it turns golden brown on the other side as well.
  • Now drain it well with the help of a spatula and serve hot. Repeat it same with the remaining batches.
  • Your paneer pakoda is ready to be served. Tastes best with hot tea and chutney.