Bread Pakora, The Go-to Snack

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Bread pakora
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We all crave street food, especially when it comes to snacking. Bread pakora is popular Indian street food and tea-time snack. It is deep-fried until crispy and filled with aalo fillings, which makes it a wholesome snack.

Bread pakora is simply two bread slices dipped in gram flour (besan) batter and then fried. It is not necessary to add fillings to the bread pakora.

Some people prefer to bake bread pakora; however, the authentic taste lies in deep frying the pakora because that is how they are cooked in India’s streets. Bread Pakoras are a very common street food in Mumbai. They are even served in cafes. Make this snack at home with this quick and easy bread pakora recipe.

Bread
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Prepare time: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Ready in: 25 mins

Ingredients

Chutney
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  • 4 Slices bread
  • 200 grams paneer/ slices
  • 2-3 Potato/boiled/mashed/grated
  • 2 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1  tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 2 tsp Chat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander chutney

For batter of pakora 

  • 1 cup Gram flour/  Besan
  • ¼ tsp Red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 200 mI Water
  • Oil for frying

Preparation

Chef
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    1. Take a large mixing bowl, and in that bowl, add mashed potatoes, green chilli, red chilli powder, jeera powder, chat masala, and salt.
    2. Mix all the ingredients properly and keep them aside.

    For the preparation of batter. 

    1. According to taste, in a mixing bowl, add gram flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
    2. Now, add water as per the thickness of the batter you want.
    3. Spread coriander chutney on one side of the bread slice, thoroughly and overlap with the paneer slice on it.
    4. Now, spread the prepared aloo stuffing on the other side of the bread slice.
    5. Next, cover them with another half slice and cut the edges of the bread slice.
    6. Dip into besan batter covering both sides.
    7. Then, deep fry into the hot oil.
    8. Splash oil over bread pakora and fry on a low-medium flame.
    9. Fry till the pakora turns golden brown in colour and crispy in texture.
    10. Serve bread Pakoda hot, with coriander chutney and tomato sauce.