Servings: 2

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 14

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Ready In: 25 Minutes


  • 1 cup besan/gram flour
  • ½ tsp carom seeds/ajwain
  • a generous pinch of red chili powder/lal mirch powder
  • a generous pinch of garam masala powder
  • some chaat masala for sprinkling
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • mustard oil for deep frying
  • 125-150 g paneer/cottage cheese
  • a pinch of turmeric powder/haldi


  1. in a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients, except paneer and oil.make a smooth lump free thick flowing batter.chop the paneer into cubes.heat mustard oil for deep frying in a kadai or pan.dip each paneer cube in the batter and coat the cubes with the batter.gently drop the batter coated paneer cubes into medium hot oil.deep fry the paneer pakoras till crisp and golden.drain paneer pakoras on paper towels to remove excess oil.serve hot paneer pakoras sprinkled lightly with some chaat masala with coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

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