An appraisal and some Paneer Pakoras

This happened when I was working. Kids are now too cautious and smart and its tough to advice them.
One night after the bedtime stories are over I asked my little girl if she had finished her homework. She suddenly turned to a cautious kid and mumbled a “yes-no”. I promptly said if she is not going to do her homework regularly and get good grades I am sure will become wild. She immediately said “Ok Amma, even you should perform well in your office and get first rank, else I will become wild”. Good God, she doesn’t know the appraisal ratings like “Outstanding”, “Exceeded expctations” etc, otherwise would have made more clear statements. I immediately went into sleep mode and switched off the light and instructed them to close their eyes and go to sleep. I can’t sleep for the next one hour !

Let me come to an interesting recipe. The paneer pakoras where an accident when I had some left over milk solid (yet to turn into a pneer bar) and am not for any more paneer butter masala. Mixing in with my usual pakora dough gave an “U” turn to the real taste and was a great hit.

Paneer pakora

Crumbled paneer – 1 Cup
Add 2 Table spoon of lemon juice in 3 cups of boiled milk and filer the

separated milk solids till all water in separated.
Bengal gram flour – 1/3 cup
Corn flour – 1 Table spoon
Gaam masala powder – 1 pinch
Chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped onions – 1/2 cup
Salt – to taste

Peanut oil for deep frying the pakoras (about 1 cup)

How to make it?

Mix the crumbled paneer or the milk solids and all the rest of ingredients till mixed well. The water content in the milk solid should be enough for the moisture required but if you are using crumbled paneer sprinkle little water until the dough comes together. Use a light hand to mix everything. Taste the dough and adjust salt to your taste. Heat the peanut oil in a kadai until smoking point and simmer. Drop one inch balls of the dough and deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot with a cup of hot tea and enjoy!


2 comments on “An appraisal and some Paneer Pakoras

  1. Pakoras look absolutely delicous.

  2. Good Information. Thank you for sharing and I want to share information about Madras Bistro which provides our guests with an authentic North and South Indian vegetarian dining experience. We are located in Hackensack, New Jersey and serve a wide selection of dishes representing the tastes of India.

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