Paneer Chilli Pakoda (पनीर मिर्च पकौड़ा )

Some recipes actually pep up your taste buds . Bhajiye( भजिये) /Pakode (पकौड़े) are one of them :-) One can enjoy them anytime. Be it the Kanda Bhajiya ,Aalu Bhajiya ,Palak Bhajiya or Mirch Pakoda, one can relish them with a hot cup of tea on a simple rainy day. One can experiment a lot with the recipe and believe me it can never go wrong . So when I read this recipe by Tarla Dalal , I instantly decided to try it in the evening specially for hubby who loves Paneer in every form. The Bhavnagri Chillies(भावनगरी मिर्च) or Jalapenos ,have a mild taste and taste great as a sabzi as well. Take a look at the recipe:

  • 8-10 Bhavnagri Chillies -Slit vertically and deseeded

For Stuffing:
  • Grated Paneer -1 cup
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander Powder -1 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds -1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder -1 teaspoon
  • Finely chopped Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
For the batter
  • 1/2 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • Turmeric Power- 1 teaspoon
  • Carom Seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Oil
      Oil for Deep Frying
Preparation Time : 15 minutes

Serves: 4

  • For the stuffing , combine all the ingredients in a plate and mix well.

  • Divide this stuffing into 10 equal portions and keep it aside.
  • For the batter , combine all the ingredients in a bowl with water and make a thick batter. Keep it aside
  • Stuff each chilli with a portion of the stuffing.

  • Add hot oil in the batter and mix well. Now dip the stuffed green chillies in the batter making sure that the entire chilli is covered with the batter.
  • Put it in hot oil and fry till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with Tomato Sauce or Green chutney.
You can serve this delectable dish as a starter or even as a side dish with meal . So what are you waiting for? Try it TODAY ! Happy Cooking !

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