Indian Paneer Pakora Recipe Video

Paneer is a hot Indian favorite whether as an appetizer, curried or with vegetables. Here is a delicious recipe of paneer pakodas that are just right as a tea time snack. Your friends are sure to enjoy their evening at your place.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main Ingredient, Interest Group,


 Paneer250 Gram
 Chili powder1 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Coriander powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Chick pea flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Coriander leaves1 Tablespoon, chopped
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 249 Calories from Fat 43

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.8%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.2 mg

Sodium 348.8 mg14.5%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.5%

Dietary Fiber 6 g23.9%

Sugars 7.7 g

Protein 19 g37.1%

Vitamin A 13.8% Vitamin C 3.3%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 16%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Cut paneer into 1 or 1 ½ inch pieces.
2. Sprinkle salt and chili powder on it. Keep it aside.

3. In a bowl, take chick pea flour. Add salt but not too much as we have already sprinkled salt over paneer.
4. Add turmeric, chili and coriander powder, and coriander leaves. Mix it well.
5. Add water gradually to ensure that the paste is not getting too runny. Keep it of a thick consistency to coat the paneer well.
6. In a pan, heat oil.
7. Add paneer to the chick pea batter. Mix it around to coat the paneer evenly.
8. Immerse the paneer in medium hot oil and let it fry for a few minutes till it becomes brown in colour. Turn it around in oil a couple of time to make sure it cooks evenly.
9. Take out the pakoras and place it on a dish covered with paper towel to remove excess oil.

9. Serve Indian paneer pakodas with chutney or sauce.

Editors Review

Want to try something crunchy snack which is healthy? These crunchy cottage cheese balls are just ideal. Paneer or cottage cheese is a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine, and it is prepared in several ways. One of the most delicious ways is obviously the Paneer balls. Serve these balls warm, with ketchup or Indian mint chutney.


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Sarita Bhandarkar says :

I used to make the batter by mixing Besan, chilli powder, salt, little asafoetida and little cumin seeds...From next onwards I'll add turmeric and coriander too...looks delicious
Posted on: 28 February 2008 - 10:36pm
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shantihhh says :

love this-your videos are wonderful
Posted on: 31 July 2007 - 6:20pm
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Ganesh Dutta says :

this is my favourite much tasty recipe! thanks for posting this recipe
Posted on: 8 July 2007 - 5:47pm