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Crunchy Paneer Pakora

The paneer pakoras are gram or chickpea flour (besan) batter coated spicy paneer cubes. Paneer Pakora is a very common recipe for rainy season. 

Follow step by step instructions below and make a perfect Tea Time snack your family will love….

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Crunchy Paneer Pakora

Crunchy Paneer Pakora
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Serves 2


  • 1/4 lbs Paneer  
  • 1 Capsicum  (Bell Pepper)
  • 6 tbsp Chickpea Flour  ( Besan)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric  
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme  
  • Canola Oil  (for frying)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds  
  • 1 tsp Salt  
  • 1 tsp Lemon  (Juice)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Powder  
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste  


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    1. Slice paneer and capsicum to 2 inch size.
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    2. Take ginger, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/4 tsp Red chili Powder in a bowl and mix well. Add Paneer and Capsicum in the mixture and set aside for 10-20 minutes.
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    3. Take ChickPeas flour in a bowl, remaining salt, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, cumin seeds and thyme. Now, add water to combine all ingeredients to make thin batter (which coats the finger)
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    4. Heat oil in deep pan for frying. Dip Paneer and Capsium in batter one at a time and fry till crisp golden.
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    5. Enjoy with tomato sauce or green mint chutney.
Savita's Notes:
You can also fry onion rings, bell pepper slices in same batter for an excellent tea time platter which will vanish in minutes from serving tray.

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4 comment(s)

  1. Hello, I tried this paneer pakoras recipe and it tastes just awesome. I also recommend everyone to try this at least one time you will love this. Thanks for sharing such amazing paneer pakoras recipe.
  2. Paneer Pakora look mouthwatering good. I have to try this recipe soon.
  3. Thanks Chefdehome. I tried this recipe today and everyone loved it. This site is fantastic.
  4. Oh my!!! These Crunchy Paneer Pakora are to die for. Feel like to eat right away.