Paneer Capsicum Sandwich Pakodas

With the festive season round the corner and friends and family flocking in, it’s often the need of the hour to cook something spicy, tasty and lip-smacking to go with tea. This is one of my all-time hit pakoda recipes.

Paneer Capsicum Sandwich Pakoda: 

Paneer Capsicum Sandwich Pakodas

Servings: 4

Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients:

  • Paneer (Cottage cheese) – 250 grams
  • Coriander – Mint Chutney – prepare it beforehand
  • Green Capsicum – 2 medium-sized
  • Salt
  • Oil – for frying

For the Batter:

  • Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves
  • Green Chilies – 3
  • Besan (Gram flour) – 1 cup
  • Cornflour – 2.5 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Whole dry red chili crushed – 2
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

To serve:

  • Chaat Masala (I used Everest Chaat Masala) – 2 tsp
  • Red Chili powder – 1 tsp

Method:

  • Prepare Green Coriander and Mint Chutney.
  • Cut Paneer into one inch squares. Keep the pieces wide but not too thick.
  • Halve, de-seed capsicums and cut into one inch squares (same size as paneer pieces).
  • Make fine paste of ginger, garlic and green chilies.
  • In a bowl mix besan, cornflour, baking powder, turmeric powder, crushed red chilies, ginger-garlic-green chili paste, salt, lemon juice and oil.
  • Add little water to make batter. Let the batter be thick and not runny.
  • Spread coriander-mint chutney on both sides of paneer pieces.
  • Stick capsicum on both sides of paneer.
  • In a bowl mix chaat masala and red chili powder and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok to fry.
  • Dip sandwiched paneer pieces in batter and deep fry till golden.
  • Drain oil on absorbent paper.
  • Cut into half, sprinkle dry masala (of chaat masala and red chili powder) and serve hot.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve Pakodas with coriander-mint chutney, tomato ketchup or sweet chili sauce. They taste superb with a cup of masala chai.

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48 thoughts on “Paneer Capsicum Sandwich Pakodas

  1. hmmmm lovely jubley I like that.. but not a fan of fried stuff am fat as such, cholestrol level is toooo high cant afford anymore of fried stuff will end up dead very soon , if i have to listen to my doc.. he was horrified to see my level at 7+ 🙂

    but hey hey hey that Mutton Rogan josh yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyy MADE It and ATE it alll tooooooooooooooo…. i forgot to take the pic Thank you followed all ur steps …

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    1. 7+ is alarming 😯 😯
      You need to be really strict about what you eat till those levels move closer to a healthy limit.

      I am so glad the Rogan Josh turned out good 😀 😀 😀

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    1. Not at all difficult…as far cooking I have been doing all these things since a long time, it’s just that I have now actually started taking pictures 😀
      Thank you Anu 😀

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    1. Thank you for the kind words GB..you made my day 😀 😀
      As far food blog, it’s too much of a hassle to update two blogs, so I think I’ll let these recipes stay on this blog, though I keep updating them on my from my Kitchen page 😀

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  2. Thanks ME.. Ur blog came to my help just when I wanted to do something special and easy too.
    Yesterday night prepared Paneer capsicum pakoda and it really came out very well and left my hubby finger licking.. Thanks darling.. 🙂 You made my Day!!

    Will wait for more recipes from u..

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  3. Seems simple, but currently the kitchen has been monopolized and hence I can’t try much. I too seem to prefer to eat these things from outside, instead of taking all the efforts to prepare it! 🙂

    Destination Infinity

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  4. This is one of a kind pakoda. I loved the cross section view of it. Like the way to stuff chutney in between. Must be a burst of flavours on first bite. Will try this for sure 🙂

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