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Keto Pakoda

Paneer Pakoda!!!

It’s the monsoon in Bombay and that’s when my fellow Indians sit back with a cup of chai and pakoda and enjoy the weather. If I’m being honest I’m not a chai and pakoda kind of guy, give me a cup of coffee and a chicken sandwich and I’m happy. However I see no reason why my fellow Indians on Keto should not get to enjoy chai and pakodas. I’ve already done a recipe for Keto masala chai and just a few days ago I make a delicious Keto chutney. The timing for this pakoda couldn’t be more perfect. So go ahead and fry up some Keto Paneer Pakodas.

Keto PakodaNutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 270
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 4g

This recipe makes 2 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. These macros include a generic amount of oil that would be absorbed during deep frying. I normally assume that to be 1 tbsp. If you are super particular then you can weigh your frying oil before and after to know exactly how much has been absorbed. Also then remember to weight the paper towel that you drain the pakodas on. Also all the carbs here are FIBER from the psyllium husk.

Keto Pakoda

Keto Pakoda

A delicious Indian snack
3.97 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings



  • Mix half the kashmiri chilli powder with half the tumeric, all the garam masala and some salt (about 1/2 tsp) and mix it all to create a dry rub.
  • Individually dab the paneer pieces in the spice mix and coat well. Else mix all of it together in a bowl so the paneer is well coated.
  • To make the batter crack the egg in a bowl and mix with some salt, the rest of the chilli power and tumeric and the kasuri methi and mix well. Then add in the psyllium husk 1 tsp at a time till the mixture is nice and thick like a batter.
  • Dip the paneer in the batter and then deep fry. Cook till the batter is nice and golden brown.
  • Serve them hot and with some Keto green chutney.
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      1. Hey .. I too dont eat eggs .. can we substitute it with flaxseed meal and water mixture like we do while baking to avoid eggs?

    1. Almond flour wouldn’t work the same way and it can get quite heavy and burn quickly. We haven’t tried baking them but do let us know if you do!

  1. Hi Sahil, I just found your site, and I’m super pumped to try this stuff. Question about the psyllium husk – do you grind it into a fine power before you use it for the batter? Or do you use it whole?

      1. Hi Sahil,
        About the oil, is it extra virgin olive oil that you use with ghee , for deep frying ?
        Keto has been the only effective weight loss and thyroid control mechanism for me. Definitely going to continue but miss pakoras .

  2. Hi Sahil, I’m back after a long absence so it’s good to see you going from strength to strength. A good crisp batter is the elusive holy grail of keto. Do these go crispy?

  3. Hey,

    Can we use gram flour/besan for the batter? As i read in an article that even gram flour is keto friendly!

  4. Hey Sahil… came across this ingredient called Lupin. It’s an Australian bean flour with just 1 gm of net carb. I’m filling to try this recipe with Lupin. I’ll post my thoughts after making ‘em s as well. Would be great to get your insights ?

    1. Hi Vikram – I came across your comment about Lupin flour on Headbanger’s pakora recipe. Did you try making pakoras with Lupin flour ? I too am in Australia and have recently purchased it, but not sure what I can use it for. Currently I am just adding it to keto bread and rotis to increase the protein and fibre content. Would love to find out what else you have tried making with it.

  5. Can I use feta or halloumi cheese instead? Not sure I’d get paneer is our local supermarket in the UK!

    1. You can get Paneer in Tesco for sure. I would be surprised of Sainsburys and Waitrose don’t stock it too although I’ve never checked.

  6. I love you for this recipe! Was dying for pakoray and came across this on your Okra recipe! Excellent taste of both. Thank you!

  7. Hi Sahil,

    I’m just starting my keto journey and am intrigued by your recipes! They look so awesome! I’m planning to test out the palak paneer tonight. Do you happen to have a recommendation for a garam masala option available in the UK? Though I am Indian, my family never use it and tend to use some of the individual component instead. Ones I have tried in the past have caused indigestion and heart burn. I know they vary so much depending on who makes them.
    Would be grateful if you have a British suggestion?
    Thank you so much for being so awesome and sharing your culinary adventures!

    1. Hey Faatimah! You can use curry powder or a mix of tumeric/cumin powder/coriander powder in equal quantities. They should work.

  8. Hi Sahil, I love trying your recipes and subscribe to your YouTube channel. Could I use fish instead of paneer, and it still be Keto?

    1. Yes absolutely. Paneer is just the protein source here you can replace it with any other protein source like fish, chicken, beef, pork. You can even use the batter to make onion rings etc but that increases the carb count significantly.

  9. I think the calories count in this post seems incorrect. Can you check and correct it if needed.

    As per the macros:
    35 x 9 cal + 2 x 4 cal + 12 x 4 cal = 371 Calories
    Net Carbs: 2g
    Protein: 12g
    Fat: 35g

    1. Probably a difference in the macros based on what paneer you end up using. I probably had a lower fat paneer and not the fatty malai paneer.

  10. Oh this looks so good! Was this psyllium husk powder? Or was it the slightly longer psyllium husk ? Thank you!

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