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Cheese Pakoda Recipe

Cheese Pakoda
How to make Cheese Pakoda

Cheese pakodas are the perfect weekend snack to enjoy! You get the crispiness of pakodas and the cheesiness of cheese. It is fried crisp and golden on the outside and juicy and creamy on the inside, this easy recipe is not to be missed.

  • Total Cook Time 20 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Cheese Pakoda

  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ cup besan
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • ¼ red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 5 cheese cubes
  • Oil for frying

How to Make Cheese Pakoda

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In a mixing bowl take ½ cup besan. Add the coarsely crushed black pepper and coriander seeds.
Add asafoetida, baking soda, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sesame seeds and salt as per taste. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons water or add as required.
Mix to a smooth thick batter without any lumps.
Take 5 cheese cubes or 125 grams processed cheese or mozzarella cheese. Do note that the cheese cubes have to be removed directly from the fridge and then sliced. Do not use cheese cubes which are at room temperature.
Cut each cheese cube in two parts. Heat oil for deep frying or shallow frying in a kadai or pan. When the oil becomes hot, add 4 to 5 drops of the hot oil in the besan batter.
Mix it very well. This helps in making the pakoras crisp and they also absorb less oil while frying. Place the cheese cube in the batter and coat it evenly with the batter.
Now gently slid or place each batter-coated cheese cubes in the hot oil. Fry the pakoras on medium to medium-high flame.
When one side is crisp and golden, then turn over and fry the second side. Turn over again and continue to fry.
You can turn over a couple of times and fry till the cheese fritters are crisp and golden. However do note that do not fry these pakodas too much. Just fry them till they turn golden.
Remove them with a slotted spoon. Place them on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
Serve cheese pakora hot with any chutney or dip or sauce of your choice. Do note that cheese pakoda has to be served hot. If they are served warm or at room temperature, the melted cheese becomes thick and solidified.
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