Crispy Paneer Pakora Recipe


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Crispy Paneer Pakora

Paneer Pakora is a delicacy. The marinated paneer dipped in a batter and fry makes a crispy, mouth-watering appetizer. Crispy outside and soft inside.These pakoras are addicting! A perfect snack with evening tea. Follow this recipe.

Preparation Time: 15 min; Cooking Time: 15 min; Servings:3-4


  • 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 chili 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 chili 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 the batter

1. In a bowl add besan, chili powder, turmeric powder, oil, baking soda, chopped coriander, and salt along with ½ cup of water and mix it well and keep it aside.

How to proceed

2. In a bowl add the prepared dry masala and add paneer and toss well.
3. Combine the paneer and the prepared dry masala powder in a deep bowl and toss gently.
4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip each masala paneer cubes in the batter and deep-fry on a medium flame till golden brown in color from all the sides.
5. Drain on an absorbent paper.
6. Serve it hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup.