Masala Paneer Bites/ Masala Paneer Pakora

Ingredients:

  • Jeera – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Black peppercorns – 5-7
  • Sauf – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli flakes – 1.5 tbsp
  • Milk – 2 litres
  • Green chillies – 2-3
  • Pudhina powder – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon – 3-4
  • Besan – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Peri peri masala – 1 tsp
  • Onion powder – 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp

Process of Making Paneer Pakoda :

  • Set a pan on medium low heat.
  • Add all the spices (jeera, coriander seeds, sauf, black peppercorna) and roast for 2 minutes.
  • Cool down to room temperature and then transfer it to pestel.
  • Now add salt and red chilli flakes.
  • Grind it coarsely.
  • Transfer milk into a vessel and add the masala after 5 minutes also add green chillies and pudhina powder.
  • After 2 minutes add lemon juice.
  • You will notice that milk start curdling.
  • Now put a muslin cloth on a strainer and strain the curdle milk.
  • Fold the cloth and put a heavy object for atleast 2 hours.
  • Masala paneer is ready.
  • Now cut the masala paneer into small cubes.
  • Now take another vessel and add besan, salt, red chiily powder, onion powder and garlic powder.
  • Mix them well and add water to make lump free and smooth batter.
  • Dip the paneer block into batter and coat it well.
  • Deep fry the pakora in hot oil on medium high flame until crisp and brown in color.
  • Your masala paneer bites is ready to serve.
  • Serve it with mint chutney or ketchup.

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