Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese- 200 gms( cut into bite size cubes)
Ginger and Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
All purpose flour/ Maida- 1 1/2 tbsp
Cornflour/ Cornstarch- 2 tbsp
Lemon juice- 1 tsp( optional)
Red food color- few pinches
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry.
In a bowl add ginger- garlic paste, lemon juice, red chilli powder, food color and required salt and mix well.
Add the Paneer cubes to the above masala paste, mix well and marinate the Paneer cubes in the masala for 10 mins.
In another bowl add maida flour, cornflour and pinch of salt, make a smooth batter by adding couple of tbsp of water.
Add the marinated Paneer cubes to this batter and mix well without breaking the paneer cubes.
Heat enough oil in a pan to deep fry.
Drip the excess batter out of the Paneer cubes and drop the Paneer cubes into the hot oil carefully.
Fry the Paneer until golden brown and crisp, drain and place the paneer pakoras on a paper towel.
Garnish the Paneer 65 with curry leaves and serve hot.