BREAD PAKODA

BREAD PAKODA

I remember when I had bread pakoda for the first time. It was in the Vaishnao Devi Temple, right after a really long climb. The hot pakoda against the cold wind and a tiring journey was so blissful. Hence, bread pakodas have always held a special place in my heart. Now we live in Chennai, and its hard to come across bread pakodas that commonly. So, I thought why not make it myself just like I made Onion Samosa. But, I did not do it the traditional way (of deep frying them). instead, I roasted them on a tawa, and they tasted great. Greater even, because I felt lighter without so much oil in my food. And the best thing is, you wouldn’t notice the difference at all.

In one of his tenure in Delhi, my husband was staying in Subhash Nagar area along with his colleague. There is a famous Bread Pakoda shop in that area. He has seen people standing in long queues before the shop in the evenings to buy this item. It is served by them with chutney. However the taste is so divine that you don’t need any side item to eat that Pakoda. Just check this video for it

BREAD PAKODA

Bread pakodas are fried bread slices that usually have a potato filling. They are fried in a thick batter of gram flour and served hot with chutneys or sauce. In this recipe, I have toasted it on a tawa, instead of frying them. Its easy to make, and it tastes great for an evening snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine North Indian, Street Food

Ingredients
  

  • 10 slices Wheat or white bread
  • Oil As required

For the filling

  • 2 Potatoes Large, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 Onion Large, Finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger Finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt To taste
  • Few Coriander Leaves Finely chopped

For the batter

  • 1 cup Gram Flour Besan
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Carrom Seeds Omam in tamil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Few Coriander Leaves Finely Chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions
 

For making the filling

  • Take all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl.
  • Mix them well together.

For making the batter

  • Take all the ingredients for the batter in a wide bowl, whisk it together until there are no lumps.

For preparing the bread pakoda

  • Take a bread slice, I trimmed the edges off. But that is optional.
  • Fill it with a nice helping of the potato filling. Spread it as evenly as possible.
  • Cover it with another bread slice, and dip them in the gram flour batter. Make sure that the bread is covered with the batter well.
  • Place the batter covered bread on a hot tawa, and add a little oil. Toast until all sides are golden brown. Serve the healthy bread pakodas with any chutney or sauce of your choice.

Notes

  1. Traditionally, bread pakodas are fried. But I am toasting it on a tawa in order to make it less oily. However, if you wish to deep fry them, you can. They taste amazing either way. 
  2. While placing the filling, you can also add any other ingredient of your choice. I like to add a few pieces of Lays to give the bread pakoda a surprising crunch.
Keyword Bread pakoda, bread pakora, bread snack, fried bread


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