Overhead view of Paneer Pakora on a black, rectangular serving board, one broken open exposing paneer inside next to a small bowl of tomato chutney,

Paneer Pakora with Tomato Chutney

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Serving Time Icon 1 hr 15 min
Serves Number Icon Yields 24

These Paneer Pakora with Tomato Chutney are so good they will have you dreaming of them for weeks. Perfect for parties or as a snack, these Paneer Pakora have a beautiful crispy outside texture and soft, delicious inside, combined with tomato chutney, they are a match made in heaven.

Prep 25 MIN

Cook 50 MIN

Ingredients

Tomato Chutney

Method

Step 1

Tomato Chutney: In a saucepan, melt ghee over medium heat and add tomatoes, ginger, and garlic. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add vinegar, sugar, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, fennel, and hot pepper flakes. Return to a gentle boil. Boil gently for about 35 minutes, stirring often until thickened.
 

Step 2

Using an immersion blender, puree until smooth and stir in currants; set aside.
 

Step 3

In a bowl, whisk together flour and cornstarch to remove any lumps. Add water and whisk until thick pancake like batter, adding up to 2 tbsp (30 mL) more water if needed. Stir in cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, ginger, and turmeric; let stand for 5 minutes.
 

Step 4

Pat paneer dry and stir into batter with jalapeño pepper and baking powder.
 

Step 5

In a large deep saucepan, heat about 4 inches (10 cm) of oil over medium high heat to about 350ºF (180ºC). Drop batter carefully, about 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time into oil and fry a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown.
 

Step 6

Remove pakoras to a paper towel lined tray and repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm with chutney.
 

Tip

Tomato Chutney can be made up to 1 week ahead and stored in the refrigerator. To keep pakoras warm, keep in a 250ºF (121ºC) oven.

Nutritional Information

One Serving (2 pakoras with chutney)

Calories 150
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrates 65 g
Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 440 mg
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 14 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Folate ≥9%DV, Manganese ≥8%DV, vitamin E ≥5%DV, Iron 5%DV, Calcium 3%DV.

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