Paneer pakora is a popular North Indian deep-fried snack, with a crispy outer layer of spicy gram flour batter and a soft-moist paneer slice inside.
There are many other versions of the same using bread slices, potato filling, chutneys etc. All are deep-fried.
Here, I‘ve created the basic version of it with No Oil or a very little oil to grease the waffle maker plate. These waffles are a must try. So very easy and interesting to kids. These make an excellent breakfast or evening snack or lunch box recipe.
- 1 cup Gram Flour
- 4 Paneer Slices (about 2 mm. of thickness)
- 1/4 tsp. Carom Seeds
- 1/4 tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Red Chili Powder
- A pinch of Asafetida
- 1 medium Green Chili (finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp. Fresh Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
- Salt (as per our preference)
- About 1/2 cup of water (to prepare a batter of pouring consistency)
- 1 to 2 tsps. Olive Oil to grease the waffle or waffle maker plate (optional)
Homemade Paneer Slices
Preheat the waffle maker.
May or may not grease the waffle plate.
Pour about 1 tbsp. of gram flour batter.
Place a paneer slice on top of it.
Top it again with 1/2 tbsp. of gram flour batter.
Close the waffle maker for 3 to 4 minutes.
Golden brown top side of the waffle.
Similarly, well-done bottom side of the waffle.
Our delicious spicy paneer pakora waffle is ready to serve.
Served with tomato ketchup and fresh coriander-mint chutney.
Notes: My family loved it like anything. Decent size, delicious, and satisfying with a tiny amount of oil. Served hot with Maggi Tomato Ketchup and Fresh Coriander-Mint Chutney.