Based on a secret recipe and fried twice, these paneer fritters come out extra crispy and delicious. A perfect appetizer served with a green chutney.
Paneer Pakoda – or Cottage cheese fritters – are delicious, tasty and crispy fried fritters made of fresh cottage cheese and gram flour batter.
This pakoda recipe is from the popular shop “Billu de Mashoor Pakode”, in a small city on the Haryana-Delhi border called Bahadurgarh. They are famous all over outer Delhi and Haryana and people come to relish them from far and wide. I remember we used to go to Bahadurgarh on weekends just to eat their pakoda platters. There was a long line at the shop and we had to wait at least an hour to eat them. I always saw them deep frying the pakodas twice to make them extra crispy and tasty. One time I asked for the recipe from the main Halwai but he refused to tell the secret. The other time I asked a boy who served the platters and he told me “ye masla wo masala aur do baar fry karo and pakoda ready”, which roughly translates to “this spice, that spice, and fry twice – pakoda ready”. See, it’s that easy!
Serve hot with green mint chutney.Print
I am Sapana Behl a stay at home mom of two lovely princesses,a passionate foodie and an enthusiastic food blogger.