Paneer pakoda is a tea time snack. It is easy to prepare and tastes well. It is a simple recipe, paneer coated with some spices and then dipped in besan batter and then deep fried.
Paneer : 250 gm
Salt: to taste
Red chili powder: 1/4 tsp+1/4 tsp
Garam masala: 1/4 tsp
Jeera powder: 1/4 tsp
Haldi or turmeric powder: a pinch
Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp
Besan: 1 cup:
Mustard Oil: for deep frying(you can take any vegeatble oil)
1. Cut paneer in thick cubes or in lengthwise. Coat paneer with salt, red chili powder, garam masala and jeera powder.
2. For making besan batter, take besan in a bowl. Add salt, red chili powder, haldi powder, coriander powder and mix well. Add sufficient amount of water and make batter of thick flowing consistency.
3. Heat oil in a kadai. Dip paneer cubes in besan batter and deep fry them in hot oil till crispy and golden brown.
4. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with green chutney.