Paneer Pakoda

Welcome to December and yet another edition of Blogging Marathon (BM #47). This week I have chosen to blog 3 dishes from a selected menu-card.

Here is our choice of an appetizer from the menu. It is a paneer lover's paradise and we couldn't have enough of these fried cubes. So for Week 1 Day 1, check it out.

Ingredients - 

Paneer, cubed 2 cups
Besan / Chickpea Flour 1 cup
Salt, Red Chilli Powder and Ajwain as needed
Water for the batter
Black Salt as needed for garnish
Oil for Deep frying
For the Marinade - 
Thick Yogurt / Curds 1/2 cup
Coriander-Mint Chutney 2 tsp (I used store bought)
Salt, Black Salt, Chaat Masala, Red Chilli Powder as needed

Paneer Pakoda

Method Of Preparation -

Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a mixing bowl. Whisk them well and add in the cubed paneer. Coat the marinade evenly on all cubes, cover and refrigerate for about an hour or so.

Mix the batter with besan, salt, red chilli powder, ajwain and water. Approximately 1/2 cup of water should be enough for a not too runny batter.

Heat oil in a wok/kadai. After the oil is hot enough, dip each of the marinated paneer cubes in the besan batter, making sure that the batter is evenly coated all over and gently slide in the hot oil.

Make sure that the oil is not over crowded with the paneer cubes. Fry them in batches until they are golden brown.

Drain them onto the kitchen paper towels. Sprinkle black salt and serve them hot/warm with a chutney of your choice.

Preparation Time 1 hr + 30 min Frying time
Serves 4


  1. Anything with paneer is a hit in our house. Nice starter.

  2. Kalyani Says:
  3. Great starter .. We r paneer lovers too , and between me and my kiddo we can gobble up that plate 😊😊

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Give me that plate i can finish the whole plate rite now..So crispy pakodas.

  6. tempting pakodas.

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. paneer pakoda looks so tempting, one of fav pakoda :) I love sandwiching green chutney and they fry for pakodas :) Love the way you marinated the paneer !!

  9. Saras Says:
  10. Yummy starter and that too with paneer makes it more appetizing

  11. Jayashree Says:
  12. That's a perfect way to start a meal.

  13. Looking at these pakodas I have started carving for it. Irresistible.

  14. tis s one of my hus fav.. too yumm

  15. a great pakoda..I made it for one of previous BM and you are inspiring me to make again

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. Wow, what a tempting paneer pakoda. They are just perfect to pop right in the mouth :-)

  18. Srivalli Says:
  19. That will be so loved at my place too..very nice one..

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. Tempting pakora's... I made them too..

  22. Any time pakora time ..specially paneer ones. They are a hit in our families. .perfect choice.

  23. veena Says:
  24. My daughter will love this Harini...Tempting!!

  25. Paneer is my weakness and this recipe is just too good!

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