Bharwan Paneer Chilli Pakoda ( Paneer Snacks )

Easily mistaken for a deformed capsicum, the bhavnagri chilli is usually stuffed with paneer, cheese, potato or even mixed vegetables and then deep-fried. Start off your meal with this crunchy starter.

Bharwan Paneer Chilli Pakoda ( Paneer Snacks )

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Bharwan Paneer Chilli Pakoda ( Paneer Snacks ) recipe - How to make Bharwan Paneer Chilli Pakoda ( Paneer Snacks )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 pakodas
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12 medium sized bhavnagari chillies, slit vertically and deseeded.

For The Stuffing
1 cup grated paneer
1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
A pinch turmeric powder
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

For The Batter
1/2 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
1/2 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
of turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tsp hot oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
sweet and sour dip

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions and keep aside.

For the batter

    For the batter
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add enough water to make a thick batter. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Stuff each chilli with a portion of the stuffing.
  2. Dip the stuffed chillies batter and deep-fry in hot oil till they turn golden brown in colour from all sides.
  3. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with sweet and sour dip.
Nutrient values per pakoda
Energy132 cal
Protein3.5 g
Carbohydrates9.6 g
Fiber1.2 g
Fat8.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A127 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.1 mg
Vitamin B2-0.1 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0.9 mg
Folic Acid10.3 mcg
Calcium65.8 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.2 mg
Potassium54.4 mg
Zinc0.2 mg