ITC Masterchef Frozen Paneer Pakoda Review - Mishry (2023)
ITC Masterchef frozen paneer pakoda review

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ITC Masterchef Frozen Paneer Pakoda is fresh and delicious. We loved its delightful homely touch.

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Crisp, fresh and just SO yum! We loved these homestyle paneer pakodas by ITC Masterchef. We appreciate that the brand doesn't skimp on the portion of paneer.

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Frozen snacks are a great way to enjoy tasty treats from the comfort of your own home without sacrificing flavor or convenience.

This time, we are reviewing the all-new ITC Masterchef Paneer Pakoda. In our review, we will examine the taste, freshness of the paneer, overall flavor, cooking method, and texture of this frozen snack.

Key product highlights of ITC Masterchef frozen paneer pakoda: 

ITC Masterchef Frozen Paneer Pakoda  Product Info
Price  Rs. 250 
Net Quantity  275 gm
Shelf Life 9 months
Mishry Rating  4.83

Our Review Factors

What are we looking for? We are looking for fresh-tasting, soft, and tender paneer pakoda with balanced flavors. 

1. Taste 

The taste plays a pivotal role in evaluating frozen snacks. In this section, we are examining the following elements:

  • Overall seasoning
  • Freshness of the paneer
  • Flavor of the outer layer

2. Texture 

We want a crispy exterior covering that doesn’t absorb too much oil. Additionally, we are assessing the following aspects:

  • Paneer texture: It shouldn’t be hard or chewy. A soft slice of paneer is what we expect.
  • The ratio of the outer casing to paneer
  • Crispiness of the pakoda

3. Convenience 

Frozen snacks are primarily favored for the convenience they provide, saving both time and effort. How easy are these pakodas to prepare?

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4. Other Factors 

Other factors considered in our evaluation encompassed price, packaging, and convenience. Does this product offer good value for money?

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ITC Masterchef Frozen Paneer Pakoda  – Detailed Review

Product Highlights 

ITC Masterchef Frozen Paneer Pakoda comes in a green and black color outer pack. Inside, all the pakodas are securely sealed and neatly arranged within a box.

The cost of a 275 gm pack is Rs. 250, with a shelf life extending up to 9 months. Though the pack says there are 13 pieces, our review pack included around 15 pieces. 

ITC Masterchef frozen paneer pakoda packaging
The packaging of ITC Masterchef Paneer Pakoda.

Main Ingredients 

The ingredients are : Paneer (56.4%), Water, Besan batter [14.4% – Besan, Dehydrated yellow chilli, Iodised salt, Starch, Mixed spices^, Raising agent (INS500(ii)) and wheat fibre], Refined palm oil, Pre-dust batter [Refined wheat flour(maida), Starch, Iodised salt and stabiliser (INS466)].

How did we make this?

There are three methods of preparation for these paneer pakodas which include – deep-frying, shallow frying and air-frying. 

We opted for the deep-frying method. These pakodas achieve a delightful crispness in a short span.

ITC Masterchef frozen paneer pakoda before frying
These pakodas have a well-defined square shape.

Our Experience 


The pakodas are square-shaped, and have well-defined edges. These have a medium thickness and the brand did not skimp on the quantity of paneer. The outer coating is thin.


Turning our attention to the taste, the paneer is delicately seasoned, carrying delightful hints of ajwain and zeera. It presents a supremely fresh taste with absolutely no trace of sourness.

The mild seasoning makes it an ideal pairing with some mint chutney, ketchup, or saunth chutney.


In terms of texture, this frozen snack offers a delightful experience with every bite. In each bite we got a large chunk of soft, tender paneer. We love that it’s not dry, chewy and hard which can be the case in most frozen products. 

The outer layer is thin and crispy and lightly seasoned.

Overall, a very homestyle paneer pakoda!

Price Factor

It’s definitely value for money! With a 275 gm pack containing 15 pieces, the approximate cost per piece is Rs. 16. When we compare it to the cost of paneer these days in most metros or with halwai-made pakodas, the price per piece falls within the range of Rs. 15 to 40 depending on the location.

ITC Masterchef frozen paneer pakoda post frying
The outer layer crisps up beautifully.
ITC Masterchef frozen paneer pakoda close look
Macro shot of the soft and tender paneer.
Taste - 4.5/5
Texture - 5/5
Convenience - 5/5
  • Crisps up well
  • Fresh taste
  • Soft, tender paneer
  • Value for money
  • Does not absorb excess oil
  • High on convenience

A quick way to prepare paneer pakoda at home without the hassles? We suggest giving ITC Masterchef Frozen Paneer Pakoda a try. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on  ITC Masterchef frozen paneer pakoda review.

These have a shelf life of 9 months.

There are three different methods of preparing these pakodas – deep-frying, air-frying and shallow frying.

Yes, these will taste great when paired with green chutney or ketchup.

Clarence Birdseye, an American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist, is recognized as the pioneer behind the creation of frozen food.

Our Verdict

Absolutely delightful! The frozen paneer pakoda from ITC Masterchef is generous with its portion and is very fresh to taste, providing a delightful texture in each bite. The mild seasoning, infused with delightful hints of ajwain and zeera, enhances its versatility, making it an excellent option for pairing with various sauces. Plus, it offers great value for money.

Would you try frozen pakodas?

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