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how to make paneer pakoda



Paneer Pakoda is a traditional snack dish that is popular across India. It is made up of paneer slices, coated with gram flour (besan) batter and then deep-fried until golden and crispy. This spicy and crunchy dish is often served with green chutney or ketchup and makes for a perfect accompaniment with a cup of hot tea.

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200 grams

gram flour (besan)

1 cup

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

ajwain (carom seeds)

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Water as required

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

Cut the paneer into thick slices.

Step 2:

In a bowl, mix together the besan, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ajwain, and salt.

Step 3:

Gradually add water to the mixture and whisk until it forms a smooth batter.

Step 4:

Heat the oil in a deep pan.

Step 5:

Dip each piece of paneer into the batter until it's well coated.

Step 6:

Carefully drop the paneer pieces into the hot oil.

Step 7:

Deep-fry the paneer pieces until they're golden brown and crispy on all sides.

Step 8:

Use a slotted spoon to remove the pakodas from the oil.

Step 9:

Drain the pakodas on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Step 10:

Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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