Saturday, April 4, 2015

PANEER KE PAKODE: GUEST POST BY SHWETHA AMIT PAI

PANEER KE PAKODE: GUEST POST BY SHWETHA AMIT PAI

As you know, from time to time to get more variety into my blog, I request contributions by way of Guest Posts from my friends. Today's Guest Post is from Shwetha Amit Pai, a talented young lady whose blog is called, "Shwet's Sizzling Wok." I can tell you that this blog sizzles and will grow to be a huge success in the future. Thanks, Shwetha.

Paneer ke Pakode makes for an excellent tea time snack or a starter.


Ingredients:

  • Paneer ( Cottage Cheese), 400 grams
  • Red Chilli Powder, 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Gram Flour (Besan), 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste, 1 tsp
  • Carom Seeds (Ajwain), 2 tsp
  • Soda Bicarbonate, a pinch
  • Rice Flour, 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp
  • Oil, to deep fry
Method:

  • Cut paneer into cubes.Mix half teaspoon red chlli powder and salt in a plate and coat the paneer with this mixture all over
  • Mix gram flour with ginger-garlic paste, carom seeds, soda bicarbonate, 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 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai. Dip the 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.