Paneer pakora is an easy snack prepared with Indian cottage cheese, besan flour as main ingredients. I have also shared a yummy tomato juice recipe, scroll down to see
Best to prepare over a rainy day or during winters with tea/ coffee or quickly whip up when you have guests.
I also have a stuffed version of this recipe, do check it out and pairs well with green chutney the best.
I never made paneer pakora until I tried these at restaurants. They give softest paneer pakoras.
When we want to quench our sudden craving for North Indian food, we go to a ‘walk-able’ restaurant near by- Mumtaz Mahal at Downtown east.
My kids favorite is always Gobi Manchurian there. So we order that for him and for ourselves we order either Paneer Pakoras or Paneer tikka.
My hubby though he does't like paneer in gravies, he loves starters using paneer.
The recipe is very simple, with simple ingredients, if you have paneer block in your freezer. You can also prepare with fresh paneer for softest results.
Perfect and easy starter idea when you host some guests for dinner. The rice flour adds a crispy result to the pakora.
|Paneer||10 – 12 small square slices|
|Gram flour/ kadala maavu||½ cup|
|Rice flour||¼ cup|
|Cooking soda||⅛ tsp|
|Corn flour (optional)||1 tsp|
|Red chilli powder/pepper powder||1 tsp|
|Ghee||1 or 2 tsp|
|Oil||For deep frying|
|Chaat masala||For sprinkling on top|
- Mix both flours with water required to a thick paste, along with salt, pepper powder, cooking soda (sodium-bi-carbonate) and ghee.
- Thaw the paneer till soft (keep out in room temperature for 2-3 hours or so). Slice it with knife carefully ,not too thick as well as not too thin, to desired shape (square/rectangle/triangle)
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan and dip the paneer pieces to coat the paneer well in the batter and deep fry them both sides until crisp and golden brown.
Sprinkle chaat masala on top and enjoy hot with green chutney or any sauce.
|Adding ghee sure enhances the flavour and makes more crisp. You can skip it too or add oil as well instead. The paneer becomes soft when its deep fried and best to eat it when it is still hot.|
How to make tomato juice
This is one of the very few juices my mom makes in my childhood… What I love in this is the cardamom flavor in it! Simple and delicious to indulge…
|Sugar or honey||1 tbsp|
|Ice cubes||As needed|
Tomato juice preparation
- If you don't want the skin then boil water and drop in the tomatoes in it.
- Put off the flame and let the tomatoes be in the hot water for 2 minutes. Make sure the tomatoes are immersed completely.
- Take out and peel the skin of the tomatoes.
4. Roughly chop the tomatoes and blend it well with cardamom, sugar until smooth and serve cold with added ice cubes…
|You can simply grind with the skin and filter the juice with strainer too. If you dont like elachi,feel free to skip. Adjust sugar/honey according to your taste buds.|
mouthwatering pakodas,even we add ghee to masala vada to make it crispy. tomato juice is my hubby's fav .will surprise him with this. great clicks
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love the tomato juice..am going to make it for sure..
I love paneer pakoras,bit I use fresh paneer and stuff green chutney in between two slices b4 dipping in batter...just love them like anything..Tomato juice and guava juice r my most favorite ones n especially ready made..looks nice...loved that red background in d last click
We used to make this tomato juice in summer.it was long back! I was thinking about a few days back! Nice clicks.
Paneer pakora is simple and delicious starter!
Perfect and tempting pakoras.. looks amazing.. !!
Paneer pakora are my favorite too.Tomato juice looks healthy and yummy.. Awesome presentation and clicks..
Paneer pakoda looks sinfully tasty 🙂 Should be yumm 🙂 and I love the tomato juice too. Used to make and have now and then 🙂
I love paneer pakoda too ...I make with chutney stuffing ..always reminds me of Delhi ..
Delicious looking pakoras and refreshing tomato juice 😀
Yummy yummy pakodas and tomato juice. Loved all the shots 🙂
Crunchy munchy pakoras and super duper juice
Paneer pakoda is a easy appetiser idea, wud luv to try it sometime....Luved the last click of the tomato juice very much. But cant imagine myself having tomatoes other than in gravies and chutneys....:)
paneer and deep fried? oh god, amrith would devour this!
Paneer pakora sounds yummy!Tomato juice was one of my childhood favorites.We just cubed the tomatoes and blended in the mixer,added sugar and ice and sip on it.Adding elaichi is a great idea!Perfect for summer!
I love paneer pakoras. Soft in the inside and crunchy on the outer. love it. love the tomato juice clicks Raji.
my fav too..lovely pics !
pokora looks crispy n perfect!!!n healthy tomato juice!!nice click!
Lovely pakoras!! I too love tomato juice..It's been forgotten for a while by me..You remembered it now!! Made it and relished it completely with a dash of cardamom!!
I love tomato juice.....
Who wudnt love Paneer fritters 🙂
Yummy pokoras and a soothing juice:-)I just loved the tomato juice clicks..Simply superb:-)
Lovely tempting clicks. will try paneer pakora for raksha 🙂
looks utterly delicious...yummmmm..;P
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utterly gheely delicious pakoras.. n yumm tomtao juice..
Paneer pakoras and tomato juice..yummy and healthy combo.
Loved the clicks too..
Your first pic is making me go crazy here !!! Yummy pakora with soothing tomato juice
tempting pakoras and refreshing drink .......
Refreshing juice with these these tempting pakoras!!! Nice one Raks 🙂
Love paneer pakoras,flavorful and delicious,this looks absolutely delicious...refreshing drink too..
Two recipes..Both are mindblowing.. I never made paneer pakora (weight problem) but i've had in restaurants ( 1 r 2 pieces )... Great job again Raks
Happy Cook / Finla
I have never had paneer pakodas, looks so good, love the juive too.
Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal
What a great and healthy combo 🙂
Am inviting myself to ur place Raji..Pakoras and juice seriously am drooling here..
yummy dish...very crispy
very yummy n crispy pakoras...and tomato juice is fabulous and it was long time i made this...u remind me...very nice presentation n lovely clicks...
btw thanx for visiting my space n for your comments...
Ooo, that sounds delicious. Great combination, and I really really paneer personally.
Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!
delicious to the core!! very yummy!! loved ur clicks!
looks delicious dear 🙂
Love these square pakoras...would love to devour them..and tomato juice is so refreshing and perfect for hot summers.
I am getting on that plane to Singapore! Your picture are a big turn on and I am salivating here for those pakodas!!! Two thumbs up Raks 🙂
Lovely idea for pakoras and wonderfully refreshing juice! Would love to much on the pakora, enjoying sips of the tomato juice..!
Lovely and refreshing combo, wish I could have it right now! 🙂
Delicious looking paneer pakoras. It is good to know about adding ghee to make it crisp. I love the tomato juice too. Never thought of making it sweet with elaichi. Very interesting!
paneer pakora,.its so nice n crispyyyyy..
Yummy paneer pakora....just prepared for my son, he liked it very much(Me Too).
Love your blog! I hav tried your recipes...till now all the tried recipes have been successful 🙂
yummy paneer pakora....just prepared for my son, he liked it very much...love your blog, have tried lot of your recipes...till now all have become successful 🙂
can we use mozerralla cheese or cottage cheese in home made paneer recipes ?
is there any alternative for deep frying ??
if i dont want to deep fry them,what is the alternative?? plz suggest