Showing posts with label besan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label besan. Show all posts

July 25, 2014

Paneer Pakori

  • Paneer (Indian Cheese)
  • Garbanzo flour (besan)
  • Cumin seeds (jira)
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Chili powder 
  • Red onion

Paneer packages available in all Indian stores.

Thinly slice Paneer and red onion.

In a bowl mix garbanzo flour (found at any Indian store), cumin seeds, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and water. (See another variation)

Dip Paneer into the batter and/or Paneer and red onion mix. Make a ball and dip into the batter. You can basically batter any vegetable and make different flavor pakoris.

Deep or pan fry.

Enjoy as a snack or appetizer with chutney!

October 8, 2012


Cheela is like an Indian crepe. Prepare the mix first. Add some besan (garbanzo flour), salt, chili, heeng and ajvien. Add water and stir. Don't let it get too watery.


You can add some chopped onion and cilantro as well if you prefer.

Heat a flat pan. Sprinkle water to cool it down if it gets too hot.

Serve with nimbu pickle!

January 17, 2012


Start with some besan - flour of garbanzo beans. Add some salt, spices, chili powder, ajvien. Add some water and mix into a paste to create the batter.

Chop some potatoes and spinach. Add to the batter and mix well. Usually you would really deep-fry this but you can use a pan and slightly less oil too. Drop in the mix in small chunks and let them cook. Ready to server with your favorite chutneys and sauces!