Bharwan Paneer Chilli Pakoda ( Paneer Snacks )


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Easily mistaken for a deformed capsicum, the bhavnagri chilli is usually stuffed with paneer, cheese, potato or even mixed vegetables and then deep-fried. Start off your meal with this crunchy starter.

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Makes 12 pakodas
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12 medium sized bhavnagari chillies, slit vertically and deseeded.

For The Stuffing
1 cup grated paneer
1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
A pinch turmeric powder
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

For The Batter
1/2 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
1/2 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
of turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tsp hot oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
sweet and sour dip

For the stuffing

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions and keep aside.

For the batter

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add enough water to make a thick batter. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Stuff each chilli with a portion of the stuffing.
  2. Dip the stuffed chillies batter and deep-fry in hot oil till they turn golden brown in colour from all sides.
  3. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with sweet and sour dip.
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Reviewed December 29, 2010by Leena_Dhoot

Loved it!! they are a unique variation of the pakodas! incredibly fluffy and tasty!

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Reviewed August 06, 2012by Foodie #522195

it is mouthwatering.Delicious.

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