Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe


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Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe

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पनीर पकोडा, पंजाबी पनीर पकोडा रेसीपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe in Hindi) 
પનીર પકોડા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe in Gujarati) 

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Paneer pakora is a simple and easy snack. It is moist and soft on inside and crisp outside, unlike other pakora’s. paneer pakoda is made with simple and basic ingredients that are easily available in every household. We have first coated paneer in a dry powder masala which has carom seeds, chilli powder, garam masala , coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder, dried mango powder, (amchur)turmeric powder (haldi) and chaat masala as paneer has a bland taste. We did the process to make the dish even more flavorful and tastier.

Once the paneer is coated we have dipped the flavoured paneer into the Bengal gram batter which is made with besan (bengal gram flour), chilli powder, turmeric powder (haldi), asafoetida (hing), hot oil, chopped coriander (dhania) and a pinch of baking soda. Once spiced paneer is dipped in the batter it is deep fried until it turns golden brown.

Looking for a quick and easy evening snack or something to eat with a piping hot cup of tea on a rainy day? Pakoras are an ideal choice. Pakora also known as pakoda, pakodi, bhaji, bhajiya is originated from India. It is a deep fried snack, basically a fritter. It is found in restaurants and also sold by food vendors on the streets. Also, It is a famous Indian street food, found all over.

Pakora is made by choosing a main ingredient like onion, potato, spinach,eggplant, cauliflower, corn etc. which is then dipped in Bengal gram batter and deep fried. Here we have used paneer which is loved by everyone Punjabi style paneer pakora is my personal favourite out of all the pakora’s.

I usually make Punjabi style paneer pakora for my father-in law and husband for evening snack, they are a big fan of paneer pakoda’s and they have it with a cup of tea, it is a perfect combo. I also make it when last minute guests walk in as it is simple, easy and quick but also very mouth-watering and delicious and we can bet your guests would love it!! When making it for my kids, I sometimes cut two pieces of paneer and apply green chutney between them, add little cheese, batter coat and fry. My kids love it.

Serve Paneer pakora with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Enjoy paneer pakora | Punjabi style paneer pakora | paneer pakoda | how to make paneer pakora | detailed step by step photos and video given below.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Paneer Pakoda
1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Into A Dry Powder
1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste

For The Batter
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 pinches of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp hot oil
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste

For Serving With Paneer Pakoda
green chutney
tomato ketchup
Method
For the batter

    For the batter
  1. Combine all the ingredients along with ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed to make paneer pakoda.

    How to proceed to make paneer pakoda.
  1. Combine the paneer and the prepared dry masala powder in a deep bowl and toss gently.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip each masala paneer cubes in the batter, a few at a time and deep-fry on a medium flame till golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  3. Drain the paneer pakodas on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve the paneer pakodas immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Paneer Pakoda Video by Tarla Dalal

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  1. I absoluetly love paneer and paneer pakora | Punjabi style paneer pakora | paneer pakoda | how to make paneer pakora | is one of my favourite recipes. If you are also a paneer lover given below are some delicious recipes made using paneer :

Preparation for the Paneer pakora

  1. Paneer or cottage cheese is a popular cheese in India. It is made using only two ingredients, milk & an acidic agent. Our website has a detailed recipe to make homemade paneer with step by step photos. You can refer this recipe and prepare soft, fresh paneer block at home. If not, then you can easily buy fresh paneer from a local dairy or packaged frozen paneer. In case, the frozen paneer is too hard, you can submerge it in hot water for 15-20 minutes & then use it.
  2. Place the paneer block on a chopping board and cut into cubes. You can even chop them into strips if you like. If the cubes have a lot of moisture, then press and wipe off excess moisture or else it may splutter in oil.

For the Paneer Pakora dry powder

  1. Naturally, paneer has a bland flavour which actually makes it a versatile ingredient as it easily absorbs all the flavours. For making tongue-tickling Paneer pakoda, we will make a spice-mix. In a bowl, take 1/4 tsp of carom seeds.
  2. Add chilli powder. The quantity can be adjusted as per the spice you prefer.
  3. Add garam masala.
  4. Next, add coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  5. Add a little dried mango powder for a tangy hint.
  6. Add turmeric powder.
  7. Add chaat masala for a more chatpata flavour.
  8. Finally, add salt to taste.
  9. Mix well with a clean spoon and our dry powder for Paneer Bhajia is ready.

For the Paneer Pakoda Batter

  1. To prepare the batter for Paneer pakoda, in a deep bowl, take 1 cup of besan
  2. For a spicy hint, add little chilli powder.
  3. Add some turmeric powder to give a yellow hue to the batter.
  4. Furthermore, add 2 pinches of asafoetida. It helps aid digestion.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of hot oil. This helps in giving the Paneer Pakora’s crispy texture.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of chopped coriander.
  7. Add a pinch of baking soda and salt to taste.
  8. Add around ½ cup of water. The quantity of water will depend upon the quality of besan.
  9. To prepare the batter for  paneer pakora | Punjabi style paneer pakora | paneer pakoda |, in a deep bowl, take 1 cup of besan

How to make Paneer Pakora

  1. For making crispy Paneer Pakoras, in a deep bowl take the paneer cubes.
  2. Sprinkle the prepared dry masala powder.
  3. Toss gently or else the paneer will crumble and break. Alternatively, you can even slit the paneer in the center and stuff with dry spice mix instead of coating it outside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip each masala paneer cubes in the batter one by one.
  5. Carefully drop a few paneer cubes at a time. Fry the Paneer pakoras in small batches as you don’t want to drop the temperature of oil suddenly by over-crowding the pan.
  6. Deep-fry on a medium flame till golden brown in colour from one side. Do not stir in the initial few seconds or else the batter will stick to the slotted spoon.
  7. Flip and fry to cook the Paneer pakoras evenly from all sides.
  8. Remove the Paneer pakoras using a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
  9. For making crispy  paneer pakora | Punjabi style paneer pakora | paneer pakoda |, in a deep bowl take the paneer cubes.
Accompaniments

Anardane Te Phudine ki Chutney 
Mint and Onion Chutney 
Minty Spicy Lemongrass Milk 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy345 cal
Protein15.8 g
Carbohydrates28.9 g
Fiber6.3 g
Fat18.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium30.9 mg

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Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 08 Nov 18 11:42 AM


excellent receipe Tarla mam..the taste of paneer pakoda was amazing...
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try making more and more recipes in your home kitchen and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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10 Nov 18 08:50 AM
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 08 Aug 17 04:57 PM


Thankyou so much for quick response... Wat do u suggest for tiffin snacks, tht will remain as it is for 3 hrs & same for lunch..?? My daughter is tired of upma, poha, thepla, paratha & tindli, bhindi, rajma, etc
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We have an excellent book on tiffin treats and also below are the recipe link https://www.tarladalal.com/RecipeSearch.aspx?rec=1&term=tiffin treats
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08 Aug 17 05:10 PM
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 08 Aug 17 09:14 AM


Want to know whether this pakora will stay crispy for 2-3 hrs, for my daughter''s bfast time in school? If not, thn wat shall i add
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, These need to be served immediately as mentioned in the recipe, they will turn soft and soggy after some time.
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08 Aug 17 02:58 PM
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 08 Aug 17 09:12 AM


Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 05 Jul 17 05:50 PM


Thank you very much, your Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Recipe was very tasty. Your recipe is very easy to follow. Certainly I will share this relationship with my relatives. My family will enjoy it Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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06 Jul 17 08:46 AM
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 05 Jul 17 06:50 AM


Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 03 Mar 17 06:19 PM


lovely recipe how long to marinate panner thank u
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 04 Jan 17 01:53 PM


I tried this recipe just now & it came awesome. Since I left with little paneer I added one potato in similar manner to paneer & made punjabi paneer & aloo pakora . I am a huge fan of u & keep on trying ur receipes. Thank u.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kavita, great to hear from you. Please keep posting your comments of the Tarla Dalal recipes you have tried and loved. It will help others choose recipes to try based on your experience. Happy cooking.
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04 Jan 17 02:10 PM
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 23 Dec 16 01:36 PM


Your recipe is very simple. I prepaired it for my daughter.she likes this paneer pakora very much. Now she wants that Iwill prepare crunchy potato chips for her.I do not know the recipe so please help
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We are very happy that you liked the recipe. you can try these below recipes http://www.tarladalal.com/Spicy-Creamy-French-Fries-40943r http://www.tarladalal.com/Masala-French-Fries-4094r
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23 Dec 16 03:27 PM
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
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 on 18 Oct 16 05:25 PM


Recipe did not work out
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anurag: Can you please tell us what went wrong in making this recipe as it has been tested many times and there is a video link below to show you how to follow it. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
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19 Oct 16 09:37 AM
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