Saturday, February 11, 2012

Paneer Pakoda/ Paneer Bajji or Fritters

Paneer is a versatile cheese. It easily blends into savory or sweet dishes. Here is quick recipe for a evening snack for those hungry little ones returning from school. I used store bought paneer, but if you have home made, of course it will taste pretty awesome!

The one thing that made me happy doing this pakoda was my 3 year old picky eater loved it! I sliced the paneer cibs, made a small slit in the middle and filled with some  chilli sauce and deep fried it. I needed some hear and spice in mine.
For the kids, used the good ol' paneer alone.

Get ready:

For the Outer covering
  • 5 table spoons Besan/ chick pea flour/ kadali maavu
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1/2 tbsp corn flour  ( optional)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • pich of baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • water
  • Paneer cut into wedge, slices or cubes of your choice
  • Oil to deep fry.


  • Whisk all the dry ingredients  with water til lit forms a thick paste, almost like a thick pancake batter. ( bajji maavu consistency)
  • Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying. To check heat. add a smal drop of the batter, it should rise to the top immediately
  • Dip the paneer slices in the batter so that the batter evenly coats the paneer.
  • Deep fry them till golden brown, flipping them half way through.

Enjoy with ketchup or any hot chutney!


  1. this is just awesome...drooooling here..;P
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Yummy looking fritters. Wonderfully prepared dear.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Perfect for this cold season.. awesome tasty snack..

  4. wow healthy baji,luks the tempting click priya:)

  5. Healthy and delicious snack :)
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