Cheese pakora recipe is a delicious twist to the regular onion pakora that you can serve with adrak chai or masala chai . Pakora with cheese, onions and some corn for that bite is a real treat on a rainy evening. A plate full of piping hot cheese pakora is perfect for your next party too! Here is how to make these pakora at home.
I first tasted cheese pakora in a restaurant but was not very impressed. It both looked and tasted very similar to paneer pakora at least to me.
I was looking for some crunchy and crispy onion pakora style ones but was disappointed with what was served, so I did the best possible thing, yes make my own cheese pakora just like what I craved 🙂 I also added some chopped onions and boiled corn to make these pakoras more delicious!
The day when I made this cheese pakoda I had only about 1.5 cups of grated cheese. So I added fillers like boiled corn, but they proved to be the best addition. After all corn and cheese combination is always hit as in corn cheese toast, corn cheese balls, paratha and this pakora is also a winner.
This cheese pakora was an instant hit with my kid and I am sure most of the kids that love cheese will love this. While making for kids you may go easy on green chilies though. Also while making this pakora for kids you can add grated carrots and finely chopped capsicum for more color and flavor.
Served with green chutney, these pakodas were gone in the blink of an eye, seriously these are so good!
Cheese Pakora Recipe
Crispy, yummy and cheesy
Best snack with tea
Easy to prepare
Excellent party starter.
To make cheese pakora you will need very few ingredients and cheese of course.
This recipe does not take much time as well to make. You can whip the pakora mixture by the time oil is getting heated. It takes 20 minutes max from start to finish.
Which Cheese Is Best For Making Pakora?
Cheese pakora recipe is tasty and rich variation of regular pakora recipe made with cheese. Usually processed cheese cubes are used to make cheese pakoda.
Here I have made it in onion pakora style with grated fresh mozzarella. This version of cheese pakoda is more crispy, stays crunchy for long time and very delicious.
However you can use grated cheddar or finely chopped cheddar in this recipe. If you want to make restaurant style cheese pakora just use this recipe of paneer pakora and replace paneer cubes with cheese cubes.
Vegans can use any vegan cheese for this recipe.
How To Make Cheese Pakora Step by Step:
Boil sweet corn kernels in salted water for 5 minutes. Drain and take in a mixer jar and pulse once.
Add peeled ginger, garlic, green chilies, curry leaves and cilantro leaves.
To that add grated cheese, chopped onions, red chili powder, salt and garam masala.
Mix well without adding any water.
Heat oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot pinch small balls from the cheese mixture and slide gently.
Deep fry until crispy and golden brown from all sides. Deep fry in medium flame.
Drain excess oil and serve hot with green chutney.
Make This Recipe In Oven
For making this pakora in oven prepare the pakora mixture as mentioned in the recipes.
preheat oven at 220C. Grease a large baking sheet. Pinch small balls and arrange on the baking sheet. Give a quick spray of oil. bake for 15-18 minutes, rotating the tray once. Once the pakoras are crispy and dry remove from oven. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes, Tips:
- Instead of rice flour you can use corn flour
- Adding onions is optional. You can even add grated cabbage or carrots.
- Serve cheese pakora hot with green chutney or sauce. Keeps well for 2 days in refrigerator.
More Pakora Recipes
I hope you will try this easy cheese pakora recipe and enjoy as much as we did.
Cheese Pakora Recipe
Cheese Pakora Recipe
1 CUP = 250 ml
- 1 cup sweet corn kernels
- 2 green chilies
- 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste OR peeled and minced ginger-garlic
- 10 curry leaves
- 1.5 cups grated cheese
- 2 onions chopped
- 6 tablespoons gram flour chickpea flour
- 4 tablespoons rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- salt to taste
- oil for deep frying
- Boil sweet corn kernels in salted water for 5 minutes. Drain and take in a mixer jar.
- To that add grated cheese, chopped onions, red chili powder, salt and garam masala. Mix well without adding any water.
- Heat oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot pinch small balls from the cheese mixture and slide gently.
- Deep fry until crispy and golden brown from all sides. Deep fry in medium flame.
- Drain excess oil and serve hot with green chutney.