How to make Bread Paneer Cheese Pakoda -

Paneer and cheese sandwiches dipped in spiced refined flour batter and shallow-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Brown Bread Slices (ब्राउन ब्रेड स्लाइस), Paneer (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Bread Paneer Cheese Pakoda

Bread Paneer Cheese Pakoda Recipe Card

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bread Paneer Cheese Pakoda Recipe

  • Brown Bread Slices cut into 16 roundels with cookie cutter 4 large

  • Paneer cut into roundels same size as the bread roundels 300 grams

  • Cheese slices 4

  • Green chutney as required

  • Red chilli powder as required

  • Chaat masala as required

  • Salt to taste

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons

  • Cornstarch 3 tablespoons

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns ½ teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1½ teaspoons

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Dried breadcrumbs as required

  • Thick yogurt 3 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste ½ tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens 1

Method

Step 1

Apply ½ tsp green chutney on each bread roundel. Place a cottage cheese roundel over half of them. Sprinkle a little red chilli powder, a little chaat masala and a little salt over them.

Step 2

Cut cheese slices into roundels with the same cookie cutter. Place a cheese roundel over the cottage cheese roundels. Cover them with remaining brown bread slices to make sandwiches.

Step 3

To make the batter, mix refined flour and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl. Add dried fenugreek leaves, crushed black peppercorns, 1 tsp red chilli flakes, salt and sufficient water and whisk to make a thick batter.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 5

Dip each bread sandwich in the batter, shake off excess batter, roll in breadcrumbs and press lightly between your palms to make them even.

Step 6

Place them in the pan, keeping enough space between each and shallow-fry, agitating oil over each sandwich. Turn them all around and cook till light golden on all sides.

Step 7

Take the yogurt in a small bowl, add 2 tbsps green chutney, garlic paste, 1 tsp chaat masala and remaining red chilli flakes and mix well. Add a little salt and mix well.

Step 8

Drain the bread pakodas on absorbent paper. Sprinkle a little chaat masala over them.

Step 9

Cut spring onion green into thin strips.

Step 10

Transfer the yogurt-chutney into a small bowl and place on a serving plate.

Step 11

Arrange the bread pakodas on the plate, garnish with spring onion green strips, sprinkle a little red chilli flakes and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.