How to make delicious paneer pakoda curry

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By Abhijit

Last Updated May 27, 2023

    How to make delicious paneer pakoda curry

I think most of us had tested paneer pakoda which is a very tasty Indian snacks in teatime. But we can make this teatime snacks to a curry which goes well with fried rice or tandoori roti. Paneer pakoda curry is not that much hard to make; The Paneer is dip in the batter of gram flour/besan and fried and then simmered in a thick gravy made with onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger finished in a warm, spicy, cumin laced sauce.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Main, Side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Level of cooking: Medium
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Cottage Cheese (Paneer)- 250 gms
  • Gram flour (Besan)- 1cup
  • Ginger Paste- 1 tsp
  • Chili Powder- 1/2 – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- to deep fry
  • A pinch of cooking soda
  • Onion-2
  • Ginger-1 inch
  • Garlic-6 cloves
  • coconut-25 gm/1 tbsp grated
  • Red chili-2
  • Butter-1 tsp
  • Curd-1/4th cup
  • Bay leaves-2
  • A pinch of Garam masala

How to make delicious paneer pakoda curry

How to fry the Paneer Pakoda

  1. Mix together the besan, ginger paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and cooking soda and little water and to make a tight and thick batter.How to make delicious paneer pakoda curry
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  3. Cut the paneer into small cubes.
  4. Dip each paneer piece in the besan batter. Deep fry the paneer pakora till golden brown. You can go for shallow fry also to make a curry. But to take it as a snacks without curry then you have to deep fry it.

How to make the paneer pakoda curry

  1. Now take a fry pan, heat oil and add red chilies, bay leaves and coriander fry for 1 minute, then add onion, garlic, coconut and ginger, sauté it for 3-4 minutes.
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  3. Allow it to cool in room temperature then transfer it to a jar of a blender and make a smooth paste & keep it aside.
  4. In the same pan heat butter and add the paste of onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and garam masala and sauté for 2 minutes, and then add curds and cook for another 2-3 minutes or till the oil starts separating from the gravy.
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  7. Now add the paneer pakodas, mix it and you may add little water for the gravy then allow it to cook in low flame for 5 minutes. How to make delicious paneer pakoda curry
  8. Turn off the flame.
  9. Transfer it to the serving plate, garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with Indiann flat bread or fried rice.

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  1. Hi.. the recipe sounds amazing. I plan to make this today. Please share how much coconut to use in the gravy, and whether fresh or desiccated? Thanks!

    1. Hi Ravneet, I am very very sorry to reply late, as you were going to prepare on 21st September,
      Then come to the recipe, I used a small slice of it, maybe 25 grams, or 1 tbsp grated coconut, which I will edit, and thanks for pointing out my errors and minutely going through the recipe.

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