Pakora - just the name is enough for us to start dreaming of its yumminess. We all have our favourite kinds of pakoras. Bread, aloo, paneer, palak, pyaaz, etc. are some of the classic varieties. One can also experiment with stuffings and make mixed veg pakoras, cheesy pakoras and others. Today, we suggest an interesting twist on the popular paneer pakora. It involves another popular food: hari chutney. As you know, hari chutney is typically made with mint, coriander, chillies, etc. and is one of the most common condiments enjoyed by Indians. We have come up with a unique recipe that combines paneer and green chutney in a mouth-watering manner. Find out more below.
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What Is Paneer Chutney Pakora?
In regular paneer pakoras, the paneer may be simply tossed in a few spices before being coated with the besan batter. Paneer chutney pakora involves adding hari (green) chutney between paneer slices to make a pakora filling. Doing so takes the usual pakora to the next level, as you get to enjoy the irresistible flavours of the chutney within the snack. Whether you want to make an impressive appetiser or just something unique for teatime, these pakoras are a wonderful choice.
Also Read: 5 Easy And Delicious Ways To Make Hari Chutney At Home
Paneer Chutney Pakora, Paneer Bread Pakora, Paneer Cutlet - What Is The Difference?
Paneer Bread Pakora is a different kind of stuffed paneer pakora. In this snack, paneer forms the base of a spiced filling that is enveloped in bread before being dipped in batter. No bread or veggies form the main stuffing of paneer chutney pakora. As for paneer cutlets, they can refer to any veg cutlet that features paneer prominently. These cutlets can be shallow-fried, air-fried or baked.
How To Make Paneer Chutney Pakoras | Quick And Easy Recipe For Paneer Sandwich Pakora
- In a large bowl, mix besan, oil, spices and water to make a smooth batter. It should have a slightly runny consistency. Cover the batter and set aside for 15 minutes.
- In a mixer/ blender, add mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, lemon juice, salt and sugar. Blend to get a coarse mixture. Do not add water.
- Take the paneer slab and cut it into thin rectangular slices. Now, add a bit of the prepared green chutney on one side of a slice. Use another slice to cover it and make a sandwich. Repeat the process for the remaining paneer.
- Coat these sandwiches with the besan batter and then deep fry them until they turn golden brown. Serve hot.
You can pair these pakoras with ketchup, imli (tamarind) chutney and/or extra hari chutney. The next time you're craving a yummy snack, try making these unique paneer pakoras. Let us know how you like them!
Another fried paneer snack you must try is cheesy paneer bread rolls. If you want something crispy that is not a pakora, then this delicacy is the way to go. It combines the heavenly goodness of paneer and cheese in an extra delicious way. Find the full recipe here.
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