Monsoon Special: Indulge In Kurkure Paneer Pakora With Your Evening Tea (Watch Recipe Video)


This is the time when the monsoon is at its peak in most parts of the country. The rains not only bring temporary respite from the scorching heat but also give us an opportunity to indulge in some yummy food! As soon as it starts pouring- the first thing that comes to our mind is all things greasy, crispy and fried. And one such favourite rainy-day snack is pakora. A plate full of crispy pakoras along with our evening cup of chai is like a match made in heaven. Don’t you agree? If you’re craving some delicious crispy pakoras, then Chef Kunal Kapur’s Kurkure Paneer Pakora recipe is just for you! An ideal evening snack to satisfy your monsoon cravings – they are super crunchy, flavourful and oh-so divine. He also shared an easy veg dip recipe that would go well along with the pakoras. Check out the recipe. 

Also read: Quick Snack: How To Make Kurkure Veg Spring Rolls At Home

Kurkure Paneer Pakora Recipe: How To Make Kurkure Paneer Pakora 


For Paneer Marination 

  • Paneer- 200gms  
  • Salt- a pinch 
  • Turmeric- 1/2 tsp  
  • Chilli powder- 1 tsp 
  • Chaat masala- 1 tsp 
  • Black salt- 1/2 tsp 
  • Coriander, chopped- 1 tbsp  
  • Kasoori methi powder-tsp 

For Batter 

  • Besan- 1/2 cup 
  • Salt- to taste 
  • Turmeric- 1/4 tsp 
  • Chilli powder- 1 tsp 
  • Chaat masala- 2 tsp 
  • Green chilli, chopped- 1 no 
  • Ajwain- 1/2 tsp 
  • Ginger, chopped- 1 tsp 
  • Garam masala- 1/4 tsp 
  • Water- 200 ml 

To Coat 

  • Cornflakes- 2 cups 
  • Chaat masala- a generous pinch 
  • Oil- to deep fry  

For Veg Dip  

  • Mayonnaise- 1/2 cup 
  • Onion, chopped- 2 tbsp 
  • Tomato, chopped- 2 tbsp 
  • Cucumber, chopped- 1 tbsp 
  • Salt- to taste 
  • Coriander, chopped- 1 tbsp  
  • Green chilli, chopped- 1 no 
  • Chaat masala- 1 tsp  


  • Cut 1-inch broad strips of paneer and place these on a plate. To marinate the paneer, sprinkle salt, turmeric, black salt, red chilli and some chaat masala on the paneer.  
  •  Add some freshly chopped coriander along with kasoori methi powder. Rub the masala into the paneer with light hands. 
  • Next, take gram flour in a bowl to make a batter. Add salt, turmeric along with some red chilli powder. Put ajwain, chopped green chillies, and ginger.  At last, add garam masala powder and mix it well. 
  • Now, add water while whisking the batter till you get a pouring but thick consistency. Whisk it well to remove any lumps. Pour the besan batter over the marinated paneer. Once the paneer is coated, take some unsweetened corn flakes on a plate and crush them a bit. 
  • Now, put the paneer strip on the corn flakes plate and coat it well from all sides. Repeat the step to coat all the paneer strips, once done, keep them aside. 
  • Heat some oil for the paneer to be deep fried in. Till the oil heats up, you can make the dip. For the dip, add mayonnaise to a bowl, add chopped vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, coriander, and some green chillies. Top the dip with chaat masala.  
  • Fry the paneer strips on medium heat till it reaches a golden-brown colour. Plate with the dip and top with some chaat masala. 

Watch the full making of kurkure paneer pakora recipe here: 

Try out this delicious kurkure paneer pakora and let us know how you liked its taste! 

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