Recipe – Paneer Pakoda / Cottage Cheese Fritters

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese): 300 grams (2/3 lbs.)
  • Besan (Gram Flour): 1/4 cup
  • Corn Flour (Corn starch): 1/4 cup
  • Water: ¼ cup or as required
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger-chili: Crushed or paste, 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds (saunf): ¼ teaspoon
  • Cooking oil: as required for frying


  • Cut the paneer bar into 1*1/2*1/4-inch rectangular pieces or square cubes.
  • Mix corn flour, salt, ginger-chili paste, fennel seeds and black pepper powder in a bowl. Add water and make a smooth thick batter.
  • Heat oil for deep fry.
  • Now dip each paneer piece into the corn flour batter and gently coat all around.
  • Deep fry them in hot oil until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
  • Take them out on a kitchen napkin.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.



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