Thursday, 16 February 2012

Corn & Paneer Pakoras (Maami's Corner)

A simple pakora that can be served as a tea time snack or dropped into a “KADHI” to make the famous PUNJABI KADHI with PAKORAS.

Corn kernels: 1/2cup
Paneer/cottage cheese: 100 g
Besan/chick pea flour: 6 tbsps
Rice flour: 2 tbsps
Onion: 1 chopped
Green chilli: 2 chopped
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp chopped fine
Ginger: 1” chopped fine
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
Ajwain/ carom: 1/4tsp
Lime juice: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry


Crush the corn kernels & grate the paneer.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the oil.
Add a little water to make a thick batter, (about quarter cup).
Heat oil, put a tablespoon full of the batter to make small pakoras.
Turn over to brown evenly.
Serve with tamarind chutney or tomato sauce.
To get a spongy texture, you can add 1/4 tsp of baking/cooking soda.(don't over do the soda because the pakoras will absorb more oil.) 

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