Bread Pakora

Bread Pakoras are a popular Indian street food. These are perfect for breakfast or tea time snack. If you have never tried these then imagine it as a sandwich stuffed with potatoes, dipped in besan (gram flour) batter and deep fried. Yes, that’s the thing I am talking about.

Also try: Potato Shashlik or Bread Roll.

Course: Breakfast or Snacks

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 15 mins,  Cooking – 20, Total – 35 mins

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

  1. Potato – 2 medium (boiled)
  2. Bread Slice – 6 (cut into triangles or rectangles or squares, as you like)
  3. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  5. Besan (Gram Flour) – 1 cup
  6. Carom Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Chat Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Water – 1/2 cup
  12. Oil – for deep-frying
  13. Chutney – to serve (recipe here)
  14. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Bread Pakora:

  1. Stuffing
    • Take a bowl. Add boiled potatoes. Mash them nicely
    • Add coriander leaves, green chillies, 1/4 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 tsp chat masala powder and salt
    • Mix  and make a paste. Keep aside
  2. Batter-
    • Take a bowl. Add gram flour, carom seeds, 1/4  tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 coriander powder and salt. Mix
    • Add 1/4 cup water. Mix well with the help of a whisk or a spoon. There should be no lumps
    • Batter should be of medium consistency. Accordingly add 1/8 or 1/4 cup more water. Mix well. Keep aside
  3. Pakoras-
    • Take a slice of bread and spread desired amount of potato stuffing. Place the other slice on top of it. Press it lightly
    • Similarly do the rest. Keep aside all the sandwiches
    • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan or a kadai
    • Take a sandwich and dip in the batter. It should be covered from all the sides. Do not leave it in the batter for long as it’ll break
    • Now drop the dipped sandwich in the hot oil. Fry it from both the sides till crispy
    • Drain it on a kitchen paper towel. Your Bread Pakoras are ready
    • Serve hot with Chutney or Ketchup.

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