Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda


Paneer Pakora… sounds like delicious food that I ever heard. Truly says, I just loved Paneer and also all paneer dishes. So for that reason, I started a separate category of all Paneer dishes on my site. I added all the possible Paneer recipes as I can and that will be published next. In my previous dish, I discuss “Paneer Butter Masala” and after that, I published this second one. Which is one of my favorite – “Paneer Pakora Recipe“.

This recipe is also famous as the name of “Paneer Pakoda“, actually it’s just a local language nothing else. I noticed in 90% of places they make pakora with Paneer cubed or paneer piece and that is also very much tasty, but I decide to make a new style of Paneer pakora and I think you all like this. So please let me know in the comment section.

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Pokora recipe(s) A common food recipe made by almost every Indian family. Probably almost all vegetables are prepared this delicacy and are served as snacks, side dishes and even used in curries or sabzis. My personal favorite has always been a Paneer pakora recipe and nothing can beat it’s pinch and wet taste combination. The traditional Pokoda recipe was traditionally limited to families in North India. But after onboarding this easy recipe by street food vendors, it has become significantly popular among urban youth. Moreover, there are various variations in this pakora, especially with its cover. After coating with the besan flour, crushed oats, breadcrumbs and etc. Or you can make paneer pakora recipe in different styles like chili paneer pakora, paneer fritters pakora, etc. You get from paneer pakora calories 396. If you don’t know what is paneer pakora and how to prepare, let’s see below –

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Paneer Pakora Recipe

Paneer Pakora Recipe – It's a very popular dish which can make easily and very quickly.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Paneer, Paneer Pakoda, Paneer Pakora Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 370kcal
Author Abhijit Dey


For Marination or Pakora Balls

  • 250 grams Fresh Cottage Cheese
  • 1 pcs Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaf finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • As per taste Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil

For batter

  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • As per taste Salt
  • 1 pinch Red chilli powder
  • 2 pinch Black pepper powder

For coating

  • 2 cup Breadcrumbs


  • Firstly chopped all the vegetables nicely and keep all in a separate bowl.
  • Take the paneer and chopped finely with a knife, otherwise, you can be grated the paneer and take in a large bowl.
  • Now add chopped onions, chilies, coriander leaf, chopped ginger, garlic with the grated paneer and mix all.
  • Add 2 tbsp flour, pepper powder, cumin powder, salt, and 1 tbsp oil.
  • Mix all well and make that like a dough. Thereafter make small balls with your hands and place it aside.

Make the Batter

  • In a bowl, add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour,  2 tbsp cornflour, salt as per taste, 1 pinch red chili powder, 2 pinch black pepper powder.
  • Add little water and mix well. Keep noticed that the batter has to make little thin.

Coating the Pakora Balls

  • You need Breadcrumbs. It's easily available in the grocery shops. Otherwise, you can make it home. Just put the slices of bread in a mixture grinder and your homemade breadcrumbs are ready. You need to fry it little to store.
  • Press the paneer balls in hand and pour it into the batter. Then put into the breadcrumbs and make a nice coat of breadcrumbs. After doing this keep them aside.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe
  • Now heat a pan with oil. Put all the pakora balls one by one in the pan.
  • Fry it gently in low flame. and put out the pakoras in a container to release the extra oil from it.
  • Serve it with Tomato sauce or coriander chatni instantly.


I found this recipe video that might helps you a lot. This video is from Hebbar’s Kitchen.


How to make Paneer Pakoda step by step instructions with photo

For making the dough of Paneer Pakora Recipe

  1. Firstly take a large bowl and nicely grate the paneer. If not possible you can be chopped it finely with a sharp knife.Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  2. In another place, chopped all the vegetables like onions, ginger, garlic, coriander, green chili nicely.
  3. Now add chopped onions in the bowl.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  4. Then add chopped ginger, chopped garlic and chopped coriander leaf with it.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  5. After that, add all the spices like salt, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and 1 tbsp oil. [You can also use baking soda and chaat masala with it for more taste. But it’s optional.]
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  6. Also, add the flour (All purpose flour).Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  7. Then mix all ingredients.Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  8. Add a little amount of water (2-3 tbsp) and mix it well and make it like a dough. (like pizza dough)Paneer Pakora
  9. Put it for 15-20 minutes in a refrigerator.

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Let’s make the batter

  1. Take another mixing bowl, put 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 2 tbsp cornflour in it. (you can also use rice flour)
  2. Add 1 pinch red chilli powder and 2 pinch black pepper powder, also with salt as per taste.
  3. Add some water and mix it to make a batter. Keep notice that the batter must have too little thin. You can also use gram flour for the substitute of all-purpose flour.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda

For coating

  1. For coating, you need breadcrumbs. It’s easily available in any grocery shop. But if you want then you can make it home. Just take some slice of bread and grind it in the mixture. That’s it.
  2. Take the breadcrumbs on a plate and take the batter in a side of it. Also, take some flour in a bowl.
  3. At first, make small ball and press in hands, then put the balls in the flower bowl.Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  4. After that put the balls in the batter.Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  5. Then again put the balls in breadcrumbs one by one and make a nice coat.Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  6. Place all the batter-coated pakora balls in a plate aside.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda

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Frying or Final process

  1. Now heat a pan with oil. It’s better if you use a half pan of oil.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  2. After heat, the oil, put the pakora balls one by one in the hot oil.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  3. Fry well and continue up to the pakora balls become golden brown. Deep frying pakora is the most delicious.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  4. Now keep out the pakora balls from pan.
    Paneer Pakora Recipe | Paneer Pakoda
  5. Quickly serve this with your family or guest with sauce or with green chutney.

I think this all is more than enough to teach you how to make paneer pakora in a new style. By the way, how is it if I also called it Paneer bajji?

This is my best anytime snack recipe. This recipe is so crispy and delicious that paneer pakora near me always.

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