Paneer Pakoras

Banana Rice Bowl

Banana Rice Bowl

How did I come up with this unique Banana Rice Bowl combination? At lunchtime, I craved something spicy yet easy. I decided to make banana chat, but it didn't seem filling enough. I remembered I had some cooked rice in the fridge. While taking it out, I noticed moong sprouts, and grilled tofu so I decided to add those as well. However, it looked very bland. I decided to add cucumber and tomatoes. Now it looked colorful, tempting, and healthy. To my surprise, the combination turned out delicious. It was a delightful and tasty meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Course rice
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 people


  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup moong dal sprouts
  • ¼ cup cucumber chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup  tomatoes chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ tsp tofu in small cubed grilled
  • ½ tbsp salt hara dhania
  • ½ tbsp roasted cumin seed powder
  • 2 tbsp  sugar
  • 1 tbsp cilantro  chopped
  • 2 tbsp  lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp broken pecans 


  • In a wide serving bowl, we will add all the ingredients one at a time cup of cooked rice, sliced banana, tofu, sprouts, cucumber, and tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle salt, roasted cumin seed powder, sugar, cilantro, green chilies, and lemon juice. Toss it all together.
  • Finally, top with pecans.


Simple, flavorful, and healthy, your Banana Rice Vegetable Bowl is now ready to enjoy!
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Keyword Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Party Food, Rice
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26 thoughts on “Paneer Pakoras

  1. Dear Manjula ji,
    I tried this recipe n pakoras turned out super delicious.
    One question, I have leftover dahi marinate mixture, which other dish/snack can I cook using that mixture.

  2. Hello, I tried this paneer pakoras recipe and it tastes just awesome. I also recommend everyone to try this at least one time you will love this.

    Thanks for sharing such amazing paneer pakoras recipe.

  3. Hello Manjula, I was looking for an appetizer to offer on New Year and thanks to you I found these pakoras. I tried using mozzarella cheese because it is easily available where I live, it came out pretty well I just made each pakora bigger because if they are too small they will lose water (they will still be good but not very cheesy). Of course they won’t retain their cube shape but the inside will be melty like a panzerotto. I will try the original one day, in the meantime these have been appreciated by all. Ps: in my region (Liguria) there is a recipe similar to pakora called panissette, we use chickpea flour not besan though. It was once a very popular street food but with modernization it got lost a bit sadly. One day I hope to revive many of the dishes of my old ancestors because it would be a pity to let them disappear.

  4. Manjula ji I love your Recipes. I love to cook also . My mother taught me & she used to make paneer pakoras. She used to add
    Ginger,garlic paste & Ajweyan seeds in marinate. And in batter no
    Jeera. Instead she used roasted jeera Kali mirch ground & Chaat
    Masala on the fried Pakoras.

  5. Hello Mam,

    Your’s all recipes are so nice and delicious , I have one question in about the Paneer Pakoda recipe, I tried this recipe at home, When I add Baking soda in better, and deep fry the paneer pakoda.. then I found that paneer pakoda absorbed oil.

    Plz help me…what I do for get rid absorbed oil..

  6. I made this recipe! Although it was delicious, the paneer seperates from the dough in the pan, so i dont get the whole paneer pakora. What could be the cause of this aunty? Thank u in forward for your response. Kind regards

  7. I just made these for today’s lunch.
    “Addictive” isn’t a word I use lightly, but in this case entirely appropriate. Delicious.

    If you’re going to be making pakoras anyway, I recommend you try this recipe!

  8. Hello Aunty, You have amazing recipe collection and this Paneer Pakora looks stunning and delicious. I am fond of making new foods and often look at your recipes when I need some expert advice..
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