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Paneer Pakora Recipe | How To Make Paneer Pakoda At Home

A plate of five to six paneer pakora with a spicy dipping sauce can always be a great snack. This Indian food item is perfect for people of all age groups.

The dish holds different types of textures and a beautiful combination of flavors. It is crispy, soft, moist, and chewy all at the same time. An extra kick comes from the sauciness that there in the paneer pakoras.


The best thing about this recipe is that it can be prepared in just a few minutes. Only a few ingredients are used and is really simple. Also, everyone can have it as it is a vegetarian dish. So, get started with it as soon as all the ingredients are gathered.

Let’s go through the list of ingredients and the process of making Paneer Pakoda at home.

Paneer Pakora Recipe | How To Make Paneer Pakoda At Home

Madhushree Dutta
Recipe to make delicious and crispy Paneer Pakora at home. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to prepare Paneer Pakoda easily.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Induction Cooktop
  • 1 Kadhai


  • 200 g Paneer
  • ½-1 tsp Carom seeds or Ajwain
  • ½ cup Gram flour or Besan
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 pinch Baking Soda
  • Red Chili Sauce
  • Green Chili Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil


Prepare the paneer

  • First, start by cutting the paneer into cubes. Cut them into 1-inch cubes or according to the desired choice.
  • Pat the cubes dry and cut all of them from the middle.

Add the sause

  • Now, take the red chili sauce and the green chili sauce and mix both of them together.
  • Take a paneer slice and spread the sauce mix on it. Place another slice of the paneer on top of it like a sandwich.
  • Do this with all the paneer cubes and keep them aside.

Prepare the batter

  • Next, take a mixing bowl and add the besan or gram flour, rice flour, salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, carom seeds, and baking soda.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients.
  • Next, add a little amount of water and whisk all of the ingredients together. Add water as needed. The batter should have a thick and flowy consistency.
  • Take a taste test. Add salt if needed.

Fry the paneer pakoras

  • Now, take a deep-frying pan or a kadhai and add vegetable oil.
  • Let the oil heat until it smokes a little.
  • Dip a paneer cube into the batter and coat it from all the sides. Swipe off the excess.
  • Gently lower it into the hot oil. Keep the flame on medium.
  • You can fry four to five paneer cubes together. Do not overcrowd the oil.
  • Fry them until golden brown from all the sides.
  • Do this in batches and when done, transfer them onto a kitchen tissue-covered plate.


  • Garnish the Paneer pakora by sprinkling Chaat Masala.
Keyword Bengali Recipe, Homemade Recipes, Street Food Recipe, Veg Recipes


There you go! The crispy Paneer Pakoras are ready to be relished. Pair the just-fried pakoras with any sauce of choice and green coriander or pudina chutney.

The soft paneer inside and the crispy coating are simply a match made perfectly. It can be a great party starter or just a snack to gobble with a cup of masala chai. Call over your friends, make the pakoras, and enjoy together.

Happy Cooking!

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