Stuffed Methi Paneer Pakoda by Tarla Dalal

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Nov. 28, 2013

Mildly-flavored dough of besan and fenugreek leaves, is stuffed with a rich filling of paneer and raisins, and deep-fried till golden brown. The soft interior and crunchy covering of the stuffed methi paneer pakoda is indeed an enticing balance that pulls you to pick more from the platter! relish these pakode with a hot cuppa of tea!


Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For covering
Hot oil 2 Tablespoon
Chopped fenugreek leaves 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped green chilies 2 Teaspoon
Besan 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Bengal gram flour)
For stuffing
Grated paneer 1 Cup (16 tbs) (cottage cheese)
Finely chopped green chili 1 Teaspoon
Raisins 2 Tablespoon



For Covering:

1. In a skillet, heat oil, add the fenugreek leaves and saute over medium flame for 30 seconds.

2. Add the salt, turmeric powder, green chilies, besan and 1 cup of water. Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously. Turn off the flame and allow the mixture to cool completely.

For Stuffing:

3. In a bowl, mix grated paneer, salt, green chili, and raisins.

4. Divide the stuffing into 8 equal portions and keep aside.


5. Divide the covering into 8 equal portions and roll each into a round ball in between your palms.

6. Press a little in the centre of each round to make a depression. Place 1 portion of the stuffing in the centre of each round and roll again to form a ball.

7. In a non-stick pan, heat oil and deep fry the balls until golden brown from all sides. Fry in batches. Remove from oil and place on paper towel to drain.


8. Serve immediately with sweet chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 212Calories from Fat 125

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 140 mg5.83%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet