Cubes of cottage cheese dipped in a mildly spiced chickpea batter and then deep fried. Strips of fresh paneer cheese dipped in a mildly spiced chickpea batter and then deep fried.
Preparation Time : 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Cottage cheese (paneer)
Red chilli powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
Gram flour (besan)
1 1/2 cups
Carom seeds (ajwain)
to deep fry
Slit each paneer cube without cutting through. Apply the green chutney in the slit and set aside.
Mix half teaspoon red chilli powder and salt in a plate and coat the sandwiched paneer with this mixture all over.
Mix gram flour with ginger-garlic paste, carom seeds, soda bi carbonate, rice flour, remaining red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt. Add sufficient water and blend to make a thick and smooth batter. Set aside for ten to fifteen minutes.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the sandwiched paneer cubes in the batter and deep fry till golden.
Drain and place on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or chutney of your choice.