Paneer Pakoda Recipe – How to Make Quick Paneer Pakora

post modified on August 31

Written by Puja

Paneer Pakoda Recipe is a very tasty appetizer and a perfect teatime snack. This recipe is very simple and easy to make. It’s a perfect and easy starter idea when you have some guests for lunch or dinner. (step-by-step-recipe)

Paneer Pakoda

About Paneer Pakoda Recipe:

If you are reading this blog post, that means, you too are a paneer lover and are looking for pakora’s made out of paneer.

Yes, you are at the right place.

In this blog post, I will take you through the step-by-step recipe for paneer pakora. The process of making this pakoda is quite simple and you can make this in no time. And it tastes, awesome.

Paneer pakora is a simple and easy snack. It is moist and soft on the inside and crisp outside, unlike other pakora’s. Paneer pakoda is made with simple and basic ingredients that are easily available in every household. 

So if you are looking for a quick and easy evening snack or something to eat with a piping hot cup of chai on a rainy day, then this pakoda is for you.

Paneer Pakora

Why you Should Make this Recipe?

Making a pakoda needs no real reason. But if you still want a few reasons why you should make this Paneer Pakora recipe, then here are a few –

  • If you are looking for some quick recipe that can be made when last-minute guests walk in, then this recipe is best for you.
  • Require only a few basic ingredients available in every household
  • Simple easy and quick
  • Soft from the inside crisp from outside
  • Great evening and monsoon snack

Looking for some more Pakoda’s Recipe:

What is better than a homemade snack? Check out some of my favorite snack recipes, which I usually make when I am craving something interesting and tasty! Do let me know which one is your favorite, by commenting below.

Baby Corn Pakoda Recipe

Onion Pakoda Recipe

Garlic Bread Pakoda Recipe

Stuffed Aloo Bread Pakoda

Paneer pakoda recipe

Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

Paneer: Paneer is the key ingredient, use fresh and soft paneer to get a better result. Hard paneer results in hard and chewy pakoda’s.

Besan: Use fine and good quality besan to make this recipe to get the delicious paneer pakoda for your chai.

Ginger-garlic paste: Don’t forget to add ginger garlic paste to this as it enhances the flavor and brings in a nice aroma to the recipe.

Carom seeds: Carom seeds also play an important role in this recipe, so do add them.

Spices: I have added some spices like red chili powder, garam masala powder, and chaat masala powder.

Oil: Oil to deep fry the pakoda’s. Though I prefer using mustard oil to fry pakoda items, for paneer pakoda I have used normal vegetable oil.

Others: Coriander leaves, salt, and water are some of the other things being used in this recipe.

Paneer pakoda

Paneer Pakoda Recipe

Paneer Pakoda Recipe is a very tasty appetizer and a perfect teatime snack. This recipe is very simple and easy to make. It’s a perfect and easy starter idea when you have some guests for lunch or dinner.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Share on Facebook
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: paneer pakoda recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 684kcal
Author: Puja


  • 250 grams Paneer
  • 1 cup Gram flour
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chaat masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp Carom seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves
  • Water as required, to make a thick batter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Cut the paneer into cubes. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, add besan.
  • Now add red chili powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala powder, carom seeds, ginger-garlic paste, coriander leaves, and salt.
  • Add a little water or as required and mix everything well.
  • The batter must be lumps-free and should be of medium consistency.
  • Add the diced paneer to it. Give it a nice mix.
  • Rest it for 5 minutes.
  • Heat enough oil in a pan on medium flame.
  • Put some of the coated paneer into the hot oil.
  • Fry from both sides till they turn golden brown in color on a medium flame.
  • Once done, take them out to a serving plate.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala, black salt, and lemon juice on pakoda.
  • Paneer Pakoda is ready to be served with sauce/ chutney of your choice.


Nutrition Facts
Paneer Pakoda Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 684 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 718mg31%
Potassium 1833mg52%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 1829IU37%
Vitamin C 168mg204%
Calcium 997mg100%
Iron 16mg89%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tried this recipe?Post a picture to Instagram & Mention @thetastesofindia or tag #thetastesofindia!

Frequently Asked Questions about Paneer Pakoda Recipe:

How do you keep pakora crispy?

Prefer using cold water while making the batter to keep them crispy. Since the batter is cold, the fritters will not absorb too much oil and thus keep them light and crispy.

Which oil is best for pakora?

Usually, I prefer using mustard oil to fry pakoda. But if you are looking for neutral-tasting oil, vegetable oil is good for deep frying too.

Why are my Pakoda’s so oily?

Before frying the pakodas, season the oil with salt. As a result, the pakodas will absorb less oil.

My Recommended Product:

Prefer using Iron kadhai whenever you prepare any fried items. Here I am sharing a product that I am currently using. So if you are looking for an Iron kadai then you might want to check this out. You can even visit my PAGE on Amazon HERE to see my favorite kitchenware, appliances, accessories, and more.

Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a small commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. I am an independent blogger and the reviews are done based on my own opinions. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

You Might Also Want to Try:

You might want to try some of the interesting recipes made out of paneer recently,

Spicy Paneer Burrito

Spicy Paneer Burrito Recipe is a wrap filled with flavoured Indian Cottage cheese, rice mix, homemade sour cream, and salsa. These burritos stuffed with paneer can also be packed for kid’s lunch boxes.
Check out this recipe

Veg Tacos Recipe – Paneer Corn Hard Taco Shells Recipe

This Crunchy Veg Tacos Recipe is a traditional Mexican Recipe made of corn tortilla, stuffed with different types of filling. Tacos are a famous Mexican Street Food, which is now also famous around the world.
Check out this recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe is a healthy nutritious and delicious recipe from North India. This creamy spinach recipe with paneer cubes in it tastes yummy with most Indian bread and rice.
Check out this recipe
palak paneer

Burrito Recipe

The Indian Style Vegetarian Burrito Recipe is a complete and wholesome meal on their own, stuffed with kidney beans, vegetable paneer rice, sour cream, salsa, and some salads.
Check out this recipe
burrito recipe

A lot of time, effort, and passion goes into each post. My greatest satisfaction comes from your feedback. If you really liked this post and found it helpful to you, please take a minute of your time to leave a comment and share it so that others have access to it as well. Thank you all for your support.  

A self-proclaimed Champion Cook, who gets the confidence from the love and praises showered upon me by my family consisting of a Cute little Daughter and a husband who loves the Internet more than me (LoL..) and who incidentally happens to be the man behind the technical aspects of this blog.
I love working from home and the benefits that come from it and that is why I started this blog where I document all my adventures with cooking.
Follow me on my journey..

Read More Articles:

Quick Gothambu Puttu - Gothambu Puttu Recipe

Want to receive Recipe updates into your inbox every week?

  • No more missing out on our latest recipes
  • Save your recipe emails for referring to it in the future
  • No fluff or, spam. Just pure value
Signup for today!
You will get one short email per week. You can unsubscribe anytime.