Saturday, November 22, 2008

Recipe Of The Day: Paneer Pakode (by Sanjeev Kapoor)

Recipe Of The Day

Recipe Of The Day: Paneer Pakode (by Sanjeev Kapoor)

PANEER PAKODE

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

Ingredients

Cottage cheese (paneer)

400 grams

Green chutney

1/2 cup

Red chilli powder

1 1/2 teaspoons

Salt

to taste

Gram flour (besan)

1 1/2 cups

Ginger-garlic paste

1 teaspoon

Carom seeds (ajwain)

2 teaspoons

Soda bicarbonate

a pinch

Rice flour

2 tablespoons

Lemon juice

1 tablespoon

Oil

to deep fry

Method

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.


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