Thursday 17 November 2011

Bread Pakora (Fritter)

bread pakora

Bread pakora is one of my favorite fritters. I wonder why I didn’t post it earlier.  Bread pakora is a famous street food in India and is available at street vendors with their assortment of chutneys. You can watch the whole process of their making at these vendors.
Recipe of bread pakora/ pakoda
6 bread slices
1 cup besan (gram flour/ chickpea flour)
1/2 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
1 inch piece ginger- chopped
2 green chillies- finely chopped
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
Oil to deep fry
1. Mix salt and red chilli powder to besan. Add water little by little so as to prepare a lump free batter. Batter consistency should be thick pakora (fritters) batter like.
2. Mix salt, garam masala, green chillies, amchoor and ginger in mashed potato.
3. Cut each bread slice into 2 triangular pieces to get 12 triangles.
4. Divide potato mixture into 6 portions. Place potato mixture on 1 bread slice and cover it with another.
5. Heat oil in a kadhai/wok or a frying pan. When the oil is sufficiently hot, turn the heat to medium. Dip each potato stuffed bread in beasn batter and deep fry in oil. Fry bread pakoda from both sides till golden brown.
6. Drain on an absorbent paper and serve bread pakora hot with chutney or tomato sauce.
You can also make small bread pakoras by dividing bread into 4 squares which makes it easy to make and easy to eat especially for kids. Pic is given below
bread pakora

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