Makki Paneer Pakora Recipe

Makki Paneer Pakora is one of the best Indian snack dish, here Indian cottage cheese (paneer) and makai (corns) are combined with Indian spices and bengal gram flour, deep-fried in oil and turned into delicious pakore.Makki Paneer Pakore

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 200 gm Indian cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 1 cup fresh corns (makki)
  • 1 cup bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

How to make makki paneer pakora :

  1. Crush the corn (makki) either in a blender or in a chopper and grate the paneer in a bowl.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non- stick pan and add ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  3. Saute for few seconds and add crushed corn.
  4. Add little bit of salt and stir in the corn with milk.
  5. Keep stirring till the creamy texture comes out.
  6. Cook until the corns are done and then remove from the flame.
  7. Now mix the grated paneer and remaining ingredients with the prepared corn.
  8. Adjust with some salt and bind with the besan.
  9. If the mixture looks too thick then add little bit of milk to make the even sized balls.
  10. Heat sufficient oil in a pan and dip few balls at a time in hot oil.
  11. You need to fry them just like other pakoras.
  12. Stir fry from all the sides till turns to golden brown.
  13. Drain on oil absorbent paper and soak the excess oil.
  14. Serve hot with coriander chutney and tomato ketchup.


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