Indulge in a guilt-free treat with this healthy high-protein Besan Paneer Pakoda recipe. These crispy delights are perfect for breakfast or as a satisfying snack, and they are prepared with minimal oil without the need for an air fryer or oven. Enjoy the monsoon season with these easy-to-make and incredibly delicious pakodas.
For the batter:
Besan (Chana Dal Flour)
For Seasoning (to taste):
Amchur powder (Dry Mango Powder)
Sabzi Masala Mix
Black Pepper Powder
In a shallow bowl, mix Besan and olive oil.
Add all the seasonings and mix well.
Gradually add water while continuously mixing to create a smooth, semi-thick batter. Ensure there are no lumps.
If using a waffle maker, preheat it.
To make the batter extra fluffy and crispy, add 1/2 tsp of ENO and mix immediately. The batter will become smoother and silkier.
Brush the inside of the waffle maker with a little olive oil or ghee to prevent sticking and ensure a crispy texture.
Dip the slices of low-fat Paneer or bread into the prepared Besan batter, ensuring an even coating.
If using thin Paneer slices, be gentle to prevent breakage. Alternatively, you can use bread slices as a substitute.
Place the coated Paneer or bread slices in the preheated waffle maker for even cooking.
Cook until they turn crispy and golden brown.
Carefully remove the crispy Besan Paneer Pakodas from the waffle maker.
Sprinkle Chaat Masala evenly on top for added flavor.
Serve these healthy, high-protein, and delicious pakodas with your favorite dip or dressing. Tamarind chutney is a great choice.
Besan (Chana Dal Flour):
Good source of plant-based protein.
Rich in dietary fiber, aiding digestion.
Contains complex carbohydrates for sustained energy.
Low in saturated fat.
Provides essential minerals like iron, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Gluten-free, making it suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
Provides heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
Low in saturated fat.
Rich in antioxidants like vitamin E.
May help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Excellent source of high-quality protein.
Contains essential amino acids.
Good source of calcium for bone health.
Low in saturated fat compared to regular paneer.
Whole Grain Bread
Contains carbohydrates for energy.
Provides dietary fiber, aiding in digestion.
Low in fat.
Enriched varieties may offer added vitamins and minerals.
May contain trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.