I'm back after a long break with a simple snack item: Bread - Paneer Pakoda. Its a good item for a rainy day or when you have unexpected company.
Here's how I made it:
4 slices bread - I used whole wheat bread and kept the crust on. Any variety will do and you can cut off the crust if you prefer.
Some green cilantro chutney - I used store bought this time
Paneer - I used store bought and cut it into thin slices
Slather the green chutney on 2 slices and the ketchup on the other 2 slices of bread. Lay the paneer slice on a chutney-slathered bread, sprinkle with some chaat masala, cover with a ketchup-slathered slice to form a sandwich.
For the batter -
1 cup gram flour (besan)
1/4 cup rice flour
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
Generous pinch of asafotida
Handful of chopped cilantro
Red chilli pwd to taste
Mix all of the above. Add 1.5 - 2 cups water, a little at a time, and stir well to get a smooth batter. Dip the bread - paneer sandwich in the batter and deep fry in moderately hot oil till golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 mins.
My daughter loves these pakodas and so do her little friends.
These bread - paneer pakodas are off to Priya's Sunday Snack event.