July 27, 2008

Paneer Pakoda


Pakodas or Pakoras is always a welcome snack with a steaming cup of cofee/tea. As monsoon arrives, it is bajji time at home. Other than the usual onion/vazhakkai(raw banana) bajjis, I occasionally prepare these pakodas. It is so tasty that it disappears in minutes, every time I make this.

Paneer - 100 gms cut into cubes
Gram flour (Besan )- 2 cups
Rice flour - 2 tbspn
Cooking soda - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1 tspn
Garam masala - 1 tspn
salt to taste
oil for frying.

Mix the paneer pieces with a teaspoon of garam masala and salt and keep aside for 10 minutes. This will enhance the flavor of paneer. This step is optional.

Mix all the ingredients together except oil.

Add little water so that the batter is thick and coats all the paneer pieces.

Slightly crumble the paneer while mixing.
Heat oil in a kadai. Put a drop of batter into the oil, if it sizzles and rise to the top, the oil is ready for frying.
Drop dollops of the batter into the oil. After it rises to the top, slightly turn them and fry till golden.

Drain on absorbent tissues and serve hot with a cup of coffee/tea



I am sending this to Rushina for the Pakora contest
The pakodas also joins Vandana's Paneer - A delicacy event

7 comments:

  1. love paneer pakodas..looks delicious!!!

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  2. Yes, I also love pakodas in the rainy season!

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  3. These pakoras are one of Akshaya's favourites. Great in the monsoons at tea time!

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  4. Hey i made the same paneer pakoda for the event :) Yes, it is perfect for moonsoon time :) Yum

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  5. sba, Sorry, this is all that I have.

    sowmya, thanks. Pakodas of any kind is delicious isn't it ?

    roma, me too. hot pakodas with a cup of hot tea and a book is the utlimate comfort on a rainy day.

    aparna, thanks.

    cham, thanks. Saw your version too. Lovely one.

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  6. On a rainy day like this, I couldn't ask for more! Lovely pakodas:)

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