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Crispy Amritsari Paneer Pakoda Recipe

How To Make Amritsari Paneer Pakoda

By GV Krithvik RamPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
Crispy Amritsari Paneer Pakoda

Amritsari Paneer Pakoda is a popular appetizer/snack from the Amritsar region of Punjab, India. It is a deep-fried snack made with cubes of paneer (cottage cheese) coated with a spiced gram flour batter. The snack is usually served with chutney or ketchup.

History of Amritsari Paneer Pakoda:

Amritsari Paneer Pakoda is a traditional Indian snack that originated in the city of Amritsar, Punjab. It is believed to have been invented by a local man who created the dish to serve as a snack for guests at his tea shop. The snack is made with paneer (cottage cheese) that is cut into cubes and dipped into a batter of gram flour and spices, then deep-fried until crisp and golden.

It is served either with chutney or ketchup and is a popular street food. It is also served as an appetizer or snack at Indian restaurants. The dish is popular throughout India and is a must-try for anyone visiting Amritsar. This paneer pakoda reccipe from Amritsari cuisine is what you need to try as your next tea-time snack.

  • Total Cook Time 25 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings 2
  • Easy

Prepare Amritsari Paneer Pakoda (Method 1):

Ingredients of Amritsari Paneer Pakoda:

  • 2 Tbsp Gram flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 2 tbsp Refined flour
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • to taste Salt
  • Water
  • 500 gram Paneer
  • 1 tsp Dried Mango Powder

How to Make Amritsari Paneer Pakoda

Amristari Paneer Pakoda with green & red chutney

  1. Take gram flour in a large bowl, and add rice flour, refined flour, asafoetida, carom seeds, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, lemon juice, salt, water to it. Mix it and keep it aside.
  2. Now, take paneer; add salt over it and mix it. Dip the paneer pieces in batter and deep fry them.
  3. Let it fry over a high flame and take it out on a plate, once it turns golden brown.

The pakoda is ready to serve! Garnish it with some dried mango powder.

Health Benefits of Amritsari Paneer Pakoda:

  1. Rich in Protein: Amritsari Paneer Pakoda is a rich source of protein, making it an ideal snack for those looking to increase their protein intake. Protein is essential for muscle growth and development, and it can also help keep you feeling full for longer periods of time.
  2. Low in Carbs: Amritsari Paneer Pakoda is low in carbs, making it a great snack if you’re trying to watch your carb intake.
  3. High in Healthy Fats: Amritsari Paneer Pakoda is high in healthy fats, making it a great snack for those looking to increase their healthy fat intake.
  4. Low in Calories: Amritsari Paneer Pakoda is low in calories, making it a great snack for those looking to watch their calorie intake.
  5. Contains Healthy Minerals: Amritsari Paneer Pakoda is a good source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, which are essential for overall health.

Prepare Amritsari Paneer Pakoda (Method 2):


  • 250 gms Paneer (Cottage Cheese), cut into cubes
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 teaspoons Red Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chaat Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, besan, ajwain, garam masala, red chili powder, chaat masala, coriander powder, oil, and salt.
  2. Add water slowly and mix to make a thick batter.
  3. Heat oil for deep frying in a kadhai or pan.
  4. Dip the paneer cubes in the batter and deep fry until golden brown.

Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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