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Friday, June 3, 2011

PANEER PAKORA & TOMATO JUICE

paneer-pakora-recipe
    I never made this until I tried this at restaurants… They give softest paneer pakoras…When we want to quench our sudden craving for North Indian food,we go to a ‘walk-able’ restaurant near by- Mumtaz Mahal at Downtown east. My kids favourite is always Gobi Manchurian there. So we order that for him and for ourselves we order either Paneer Pakoras or Paneer tikka . My hubby though he doest like paneer in gravies, he loves starters using paneer… 

The recipe is very simple,with simple ingredients,if you have paneer block in your freezer. Perfect and easy starter idea when you host some guests for dinner…


Ingredients:

Paneer 10 – 12 small square slices
Gram flour/kadala maavu 1/2 cup
Rice flour 1/4 cup
Cooking soda 1/8 tsp
Corn flour (optional) 1 tsp
Red chilli powder/pepper powder 1 tsp
Ghee 1 or 2 tsp
Oil For deep frying
Chaat masala For sprinkling on top
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   Method:

  1. Mix both flours with water required to a thick paste,along with salt,pepper powder.cooking soda(sodium-bi-carbonate) and ghee.
  2. Thaw the paneer till soft(keep out in room temperature for 2-3 hours or so).Slice it with knife carefully ,not too thick as well as not too thin, to desired shape(square/rectangle/triangle)
  3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and dip the paneer pieces to coat the paneer well in the batter and deep fry them both sides until crisp and golden brown. 
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Sprinkle chaat masala on top and enjoy hot with green chutney or any sauce.

Paneer Pakora

Notes:
  • Adding ghee sure enhances the flavour and makes more crisp.You can skip it too or add oil as well instead.
  • The paneer becomes soft when its deep fried and best to eat it when it is still hot.

TOMATO JUICE

This is one of the very few juices my mom makes in my childhood… What I love in this is the elachi flavour in it! Simple and delicious to indulge…

tomato-juice

Ingredients

Tomatoes 3
Sugar or honey 1 tblsp
Elachi 1
Ice cubes As needed

tomato-juice-recipe

Method:

  1. If you dont want the skin then boil water and drop in the tomatoes in it. Put off the flame and let the tomatoes be in the hot water for 2 minutes. Make sure the tomatoes are immersed completely.Take out and peel the skin of the tomatoes.
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  3. Roughly chop the tomatoes and blend it well with elachi,sugar until smooth and serve cold with added ice cubes…
tomato+juice

Notes:
  • You can simply grind with the skin and filter the juice with strainer too.
  • If you dont like elachi,feel free to skip.
  • Adjust sugar/honey according to your taste buds.


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50 Stars(comments):

  1. mouthwatering pakodas,even we add ghee to masala vada to make it crispy. tomato juice is my hubby's fav .will surprise him with this. great clicks

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  2. love the tomato juice..am going to make it for sure..

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  3. I love paneer pakoras,bit I use fresh paneer and stuff green chutney in between two slices b4 dipping in batter...just love them like anything..Tomato juice and guava juice r my most favorite ones n especially ready made..looks nice...loved that red background in d last click

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  4. We used to make this tomato juice in summer.it was long back! I was thinking about a few days back! Nice clicks.

    Paneer pakora is simple and delicious starter!

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  5. Perfect and tempting pakoras.. looks amazing.. !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  6. Paneer pakora are my favorite too.Tomato juice looks healthy and yummy.. Awesome presentation and clicks..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  7. Paneer pakoda looks sinfully tasty :) Should be yumm :) and I love the tomato juice too. Used to make and have now and then :)

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  8. I love paneer pakoda too ...I make with chutney stuffing ..always reminds me of Delhi ..

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  9. Delicious looking pakoras and refreshing tomato juice :D

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  10. Yummy yummy pakodas and tomato juice. Loved all the shots :)

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  11. Crunchy munchy pakoras and super duper juice

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  12. Paneer pakoda is a easy appetiser idea, wud luv to try it sometime....Luved the last click of the tomato juice very much. But cant imagine myself having tomatoes other than in gravies and chutneys....:)

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  13. paneer and deep fried? oh god, amrith would devour this!

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  14. Paneer pakora sounds yummy!Tomato juice was one of my childhood favorites.We just cubed the tomatoes and blended in the mixer,added sugar and ice and sip on it.Adding elaichi is a great idea!Perfect for summer!

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  15. I love paneer pakoras. Soft in the inside and crunchy on the outer. love it. love the tomato juice clicks Raji.

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  16. pokora looks crispy n perfect!!!n healthy tomato juice!!nice click!

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  17. Lovely pakoras!! I too love tomato juice..It's been forgotten for a while by me..You remembered it now!! Made it and relished it completely with a dash of cardamom!!

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  18. I love tomato juice.....
    Who wudnt love Paneer fritters :)

    Gr8 pics......

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  19. Yummy pokoras and a soothing juice:-)I just loved the tomato juice clicks..Simply superb:-)

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  20. Lovely tempting clicks. will try paneer pakora for raksha :)

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  21. utterly gheely delicious pakoras.. n yumm tomtao juice..

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  22. Paneer pakoras and tomato juice..yummy and healthy combo.
    Loved the clicks too..

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  23. Your first pic is making me go crazy here !!! Yummy pakora with soothing tomato juice

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  24. tempting pakoras and refreshing drink .......

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  25. Refreshing juice with these these tempting pakoras!!! Nice one Raks :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. Love paneer pakoras,flavorful and delicious,this looks absolutely delicious...refreshing drink too..

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  27. Two recipes..Both are mindblowing.. I never made paneer pakora (weight problem) but i've had in restaurants ( 1 r 2 pieces )... Great job again Raks

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  28. I have never had paneer pakodas, looks so good, love the juive too.

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  29. Am inviting myself to ur place Raji..Pakoras and juice seriously am drooling here..

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  30. yummy dish...very crispy

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  31. very yummy n crispy pakoras...and tomato juice is fabulous and it was long time i made this...u remind me...very nice presentation n lovely clicks...
    btw thanx for visiting my space n for your comments...

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  32. Ooo, that sounds delicious. Great combination, and I really really paneer personally.

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  33. Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!

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  34. delicious to the core!! very yummy!! loved ur clicks!

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  35. wow.....
    looks delicious dear :)
    amazing clicks.

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  36. Love these square pakoras...would love to devour them..and tomato juice is so refreshing and perfect for hot summers.

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  37. I am getting on that plane to Singapore! Your picture are a big turn on and I am salivating here for those pakodas!!! Two thumbs up Raks :)

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  38. Lovely idea for pakoras and wonderfully refreshing juice! Would love to much on the pakora, enjoying sips of the tomato juice..!

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  39. Lovely and refreshing combo, wish I could have it right now! :)

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  40. Delicious looking paneer pakoras. It is good to know about adding ghee to make it crisp. I love the tomato juice too. Never thought of making it sweet with elaichi. Very interesting!

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  41. paneer pakora,.its so nice n crispyyyyy..

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  42. yummy paneer pakora....just prepared for my son, he liked it very much...love your blog, have tried lot of your recipes...till now all have become successful :-)

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  43. Yummy paneer pakora....just prepared for my son, he liked it very much(Me Too).
    Love your blog! I hav tried your recipes...till now all the tried recipes have been successful :-)

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  44. can we use mozerralla cheese or cottage cheese in home made paneer recipes ?

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  45. if i dont want to deep fry them,what is the alternative?? plz suggest

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  46. is there any alternative for deep frying ??

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