Monday, 3 September 2012

Bharwan Paneer Pakoda/ Spice Stuffed Cottage Cheese Fritters

Bharwan Paneer Pakoda/
Spice Stuffed Cottage Cheese Fritters

Hi Friends,
Pakoda, wo be paneer ka, my God, who will say 'NO', especially in monsoon. Yesterday i made these pakoda. I stuffed them with my favorite spices. You can make them simple, without stuffing. I tasted it after a very long time. It was so yummy. Crusty from outside and so soft inside. Actually i was just confused for breakfast on Sunday morning. So i peep through the kitchen and a big brick of panner was shining inside. I already set the menu for lunch so panner was not required for that. So i went ahead with this pakoda. It came out good, but shape was not perfect, i was in hurry as my kids were vanishing raw panner from plate and it was difficult to handle them, i tried to convince them that soon they will get that but they want both raw paneer and pakoda so somehow finished it. But don't bother about shapes. Just try them shapes doesn't matter, its yummy in any shape.

Paneer/Cottage Cheese - 400gm

For Making Batter
Besan/Chickpea flour - 3 cups
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilly pdr - 1/2 tsp
Coriander pdr - 1/2 tsp
Amchoor pdr - 1 tsp
Salt - as per your taste

For Stuffing:-
Amchoor Pdr- 1 tsp
Red Chilly Pdr  - 1/4 tsp
Coriander Pdr  -1/4 tsp
Salt  - 1/4 tsp

Take Ingredients in Batter List

Crush cumin seeds with heavy object

Mix in Besan

Now add all spices in Batter List

Add water and make a thick batter
(just like idli batter)

Now take Paneer
cut them in 2 inch square shape and bit less then half inch thick

Mix all ingredients in Stuffing List

Now make a slit in paneer and leave the base intact

Stuff masala in slit with help of knife or hand

 All Stuffed

Heat oil in a kadai

Dip stuffed paneer in batter and slowly slip in hot oil

Fried Pakoda


  1. You can use chat masala instead amchoor pdr. 
  2. My batter was bit thick, i would suggest you to make it idli batter consistency.
  3. You can make simple pakoda, without stuffing, cut paneer in any shape, dip in batter and fry.
  4. Serve with any sauce,chatni, i had it with my coffee. 




  1. I am a BIG paneer fan. Thanks for linking the lovely recipe.


  2. Wow that's a great recipe. I love paneer pakodi and usually buy it from chowringhee satyaniketan in delhi,India. Now I will make it at home. Thanks so much. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan

  3. i saw this on tasty kitchen and was wondering it was good. i will have to try it. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee