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Paneer Pakoda

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Freshly made paneer makes these pakodas soft on the inside while retaining the crispness outside.

Ingredients
Cottage cheese (paneer) (200 gm)
Garam Masala ( 1/2 tsp)
Haldi /Turmeric Powder (1/8 tsp)
Dhaniya/Coriander Powder (1/2 tsp)
Lal Mirch/Red Chilli Powder ( 1/2 tsp)
Raw mango powder (amchoor) (1/2 tsp)

Ingredients For Batter
Gram flour (besan) (1 cup)
Carom seeds (ajwain) (1/4 tsp)
Lal Mirch/Red Chilli Powder (1/4 tsp)
Haldi /Turmeric Powder (1/8 tsp)
Asafoetida (hing) (a pinch)
Hot oil (1 tsp)
Salt (to taste)
Oil (for deep frying)

Procedure:
step-1
In a wide bowl, combine the ingredients for batter, add water little by little to make thick batter.

step-2
Season paneer with Garam Masala, Haldi /Turmeric, Dhaniya/Coriander Powder, Lal Mirch/Red Chilli Powder and raw mango powder (amchoor).

step-3
Dip the seasoned paneer pieces in the batter to coat them uniformly.

step-4
Heat oil in a kadhai and fry the batter-coated paneer cubes.

step-5
When uniformly fried, drain them. Paneer pakoras are now ready.

step-6
Sprinkle Chat Masala or black salt on the pakoras and serve them hot along with mint chutney.