Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Recipe of the day: Paneer Pakoda

Hello foodies! After a long festive holiday, I’m here again! Hope you all have enjoyed the festive seasons with your family.
Today is Karva Chauth; and  I’m going to share a very easy and quick recipe for the husbands. All the wives are fasting today for long lives of their husbands. So I think, husbands have to cook something for them. And ‘Paneer Pakoda’ is perfect to cook in a few times and with a few ingredients. So, husbands! It is the high time! Proof your love, cook something for your wives……….

Paneer Pakoda



  1. Paneer or Cottage cheese:      450 grams
  2. Pickle or Chutney:                   6-8 teasp.
  3. Gram flour (besan):                 2 cup
  4. Carom Seeds (Ajwin):             ½ teaspoon
  5. Red chilli powder:                   ½ teaspoon
  6. Baking Soda:                           a pinch
  7. Oil:                                          to deep fry
  8. Salt:                                        to taste


  • Cut cottage cheese or paneer into little large pieces.
  • Cut square pieces from the large piece of paneer. 
  • Slit in between the square pieces of paneer and make a pocket in each piece.
  •  Now put the pickle or chutney in the pocket. The paneers are ready to make pakoda.
  • In a bowl, mix gram flour with red chilli powder, carom seds, soda bicarbonate and salt.
  • Add sufficient water and whisk well to make a batter of a coating consistency.
  •  Heat the oil in a kadai.
  • Dip each cottage cheese baton in the batter and deep fry on medium heat till crisp and golden brown.
  • Serve hot with a chutney or sauce of your choice.