Bharwan Paneer Pakoda/
Spice Stuffed Cottage Cheese Fritters
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
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
Heat oil in a kadai
Dip stuffed paneer in batter and slowly slip in hot oil
SERVE WITH ANY CHATNI/SAUCE/TEA/COFFEE
Sending this to Jagruti's event http://www.jagrutidhanecha.com/2012/09/announcing-event-im-well-stuffed.html
Sending this to event http://thoushaltcook.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/fun-fair-food-event-announcement
- You can use chat masala instead amchoor pdr.
- My batter was bit thick, i would suggest you to make it idli batter consistency.
- You can make simple pakoda, without stuffing, cut paneer in any shape, dip in batter and fry.
- Serve with any sauce,chatni, i had it with my coffee.
HOPE YOU WILL LIKE IT