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Friday, June 29, 2012

Monsoon Magic Vegetarian fritters- Paneer in Capsicum Pakora

Vegetarian Pakora/fritter  with Paneer and Capsicum is another mouth watering fritter especially for Vegetarians.The outer crust is super crisp and in inside-the fusion of capsicum ,mint,coriander and cottage cheese is more than worthy of a try.This can be well enjoyed with tamarind chutney and of course- rain outside.

1.Paneer (Cottage cheese)-300 grams
2.Green capsicum-2 medium
3.Fresh coriander leaves-1 bunch
4.Fresh mint leaves-1 bunch
5.Green chillies-3-4
6.Lemon juice -1 tablespoon
7.Salt   to taste
8.Oil     to deep fry

For the preparation of the Batter
1.Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
2.Garlic-4 cloves
3.Green chillies-2
4.Gram flour (besan)-1 cup
5.Cornflour-3 tablespoons
6.Rice flour-2 teaspoon
7.Baking powder-1/2 teaspoon
8.Lemon juice-1 tablespoon
9.Salt   to taste
10.Chaat masala -2 teaspoons


1.Cut the paneer into one inch squares.
2.Cut the Capsicum into two halves and remove the seeds and cut them into one inch squares.
3. Roughly chop coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, ginger and garlic.
4.Grind together coriander leaves, mint leaves, four green chillies to a fine paste.
5. Add lemon juice and salt to taste.
6.Separately grind together ginger, garlic and two green chillies to a fine paste for the batter.
7.In a bowl mix besan, cornflour, baking powder,rice flour, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and salt.
8. Add lemon juice and mix. Add a little water to make a thick batter.
9.Spread the green chutney on either side of the paneer squares. Stick capsicum squares on both sides of the paneer square.
10. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
11.Dip the sandwiched paneer pieces in the batter and deep fry till golden.
12. Drain the pakoras on absorbent paper.
13.Cut into two halves. Place on a serving plate.
14. Sprinkle the chaat masala and serve hot with Tamarind chutney.

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