Saturday, October 15, 2011

Paneer Pakora

Pakora is family favorite tea time snack. Vegetable pakora, chicken pakora, achar (pickle) pakora, hari mirch (green chilli) pakora, piyaz (onion) pakora, moong daal (yellow split lentil) pakora and tens of other varities are there in pakoras. Pakoras are very easy to make. Whether you are given a surprise visit by guests or want to have something with tea or it is raining, pakoras will give you an ultimate taste and delight. Following is the recipe of paneer (cheese) pakora for cheese lovers.

  • 250 grams of Cottage cheese or as much you need
  • One cup of chickpea flour (besan)
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon of crushed red chilli (kuti lal mirch)
  • Quarter teaspoon of carum copticum (ajwaen)
  • Water as much required
  • Oil for frying
Preparation Process: Cut cottage cheese into thick cubes. If you do not have ready made cottage cheese then you can make it at home as well. Take one liter milk and boil it. When boiled, put out the fire and add two tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in it. Water and cheese will start separating. Strain it by keeping the muslin cloth in the strainer. Gather all the corners of muslin cloth and tie them with a knot and hand it. After four hours, you will get cottage cheese done.

Take chick pea flour, add all dry ingredients in it and start pouring water while mixing with spoon so that you do not get lumps in the mixture. Stop adding water when mixture gets thick. Dip the cubes of cheese one by one and fry in the oil until it gets golden brown and crispy.

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