Paneer was accidental invention by Mongols riding their horses carrying milk in Mushki (Bags made of raw-hyde). The heat of desserts and the rennet in the leather turned the milk into Paneer.Actually, you have to wait till the Mughal empire, when Paneer is finally incorporated in to Indian Foods.The Paneer was introduced during Akbar period late 1500s.Easy to make and yummy in taste, is the perfect explanation for this wonderful appetizer Paneer Pakora.Ingredients
Paneer cubed pieces - 14oz
Besan flour - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Chat Masala - 1/2 tsp
Soda - 1 pinch
1)Cut the paneer into thick cubes.Keep aside.
2)Mix all the remaining ingredients.Add little water and beat the mixture to form a thick and smooth batter.
3)Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
4)Dip the paneer pieces into the batter and deep fry on medium heat until golden brown.
5)Keep on paper towels to drain oil and serve.
Serve hot with ripened chilli chutney or Coriander chutney.(I have given the recipe for both) Enjoy!!!
1)Beating the batter in the blender for 4-5 mins will incorporate air,this will make the pakora fluffier.
2)Rest the batter for 10 -15 mins .