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Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora Recipe | Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe

Also known as Stuffed Bread Pakora, Aloo Bread Pakora, Aloo Bread, Batata Bread Pakora, Spicy Bread Pakora. How to make bread pakora recipe (Step by Step)

Bread Pakora is a very popular Indian snack just like Besan Chilla, especially in North India. It is fairly filling so preferred for breakfast. Being fairly affordable makes bread Pakoras even more popular.

You’ll find at most Indian street food stalls or thelas (roadside carts) and small restaurants.

PAKORAS FOR THE UNINITIATED

There are all kinds of pakoras. You can make pakoras out of almost anything. Usually, if you can dip it in a besan or split Bengal gram flour batter and deep fry it in a kadai, you can call it a pakora.

There are dal pakoras, onion pakoras, gobi (cauliflower) pakoras, paneer (cottage cheese) pakoras, aloo (potato) pakoras, even spinach pakoras.

If you’re really daring you can deep fry full green chilli peppers to make chilli (mirch) pakoras There are even egg and tomato pakoras.  The sky is the limit here.

It is a perfect tea/coffee time snack. You can make break pakoras plain without filling. These pakoras are crunchy outside, spicy and soft inside.

Bread Pakora | Aloo Bread Pakora | Stuffed Bread Pakora

Stuffed Aloo Bread Pakora is a very versatile & totally delightful anytime snack. Indians usually have it as a tea time snack or even breakfast. This recipe is relatively easy to make and immensely enjoyable.

The bread pakoras are a very popular Indian snack after Samosas, especially in North India. If stuffed, they are fairly filling and so are preferred for breakfast as well.

When eating out as a snack these are fairly affordable so preferred. You’ll find at most Indian street food stalls/thelas and small restaurants.

WHAT BREAD SHOULD I USE FOR BREAD PAKORA?

What is the best bread for making a stuffed bread pakora?

To make these pakoras, you could use brown bread, white bread or even multigrain bread slices depending on your choice. You can cut them diagonally, or have them squared. It is totally your choice.

Take thick bread like sandwich breads and not the fresh soft breads as they will become soggy and may break when we dip in gram flour (besan) batter.

INGREDIENTS FOR A BREAD PAKORA

What are the ingredients you need for making a stuffed bread pakora?

A stuffed bread pakora needs everyday use ingredients usually available easily in your kitchen. And if not, then at a neighbourhood shop. These include your favourite bread, besan (Bengal gram flour), salt, finely chopped green chilli, finely chopped coriander, ajwain, chat masala and turmeric.

BREAD PAKORA RECIPE SERVING SUGGESTIONS

How to serve stuffed bread pakora?
  • Paneer bread pakoras – Follow the same recipe, simply replace potatoes with paneer or cottage cheese.
  • Cheese bread pakoras – Stuff grated cheese or simply insert cheese slices between a pair of bread slices.
  • Chicken bread pakoras – If you have any leftover delicious chicken, simply stuff that into the bread.
  • Boiled egg bread pakoras – Mash the boiled egg, add herbs like coriander and mint, flavour with some sauce like mustard.
  • Keema bread pakoras – For this you’ll have to cook the keema first and use that as a stuffing. This is just ….. DEEEELISH.

The stuffing possibilities for these stuffed pakoras are virtually endless. Use your own creative ideas to come up with stuffings of all sorts that you’ll enjoy.

You can use the condiments of your choice. But, I recommend Dhaniya Pudina ki Chutney and even tomato ketchup. Serve it with some robust tea and you are good to go. Mini versions of these pakoras work well as party appetisers for kitty party or get-togethers.

BATATA BREAD PAKORA POSSIBLE VARIATIONS

Variations you can enjoy by making different style of bread pakoda
  • Paneer bread pakoras – Follow the same recipe, simply replace potatoes with paneer or cottage cheese.
  • Cheese bread pakoras – Stuff grated cheese or simply insert cheese slices between a pair of bread slices.
  • Chicken bread pakoras – If you have any leftover delicious chicken, simply stuff that into the bread.
  • Boiled egg bread pakoras – Mash the boiled egg, add herbs like coriander and mint, flavour with some sauce like mustard.
  • Keema bread pakoras – For this you’ll have to cook the keema first and use that as a stuffing. This is just ….. DEEEELISH.

The stuffing possibilities for these stuffed pakoras are virtually endless. Use your own creative ideas to come up with stuffings of all sorts that you’ll enjoy.

Bread Pakora
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Bread Pakora | Stuffed Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora Recipe | Stuffed Bread Pakora - Bread Pakora or Batata Bread Pakora is a very popular Indian snack, especially in North India. It is fairly filling so preferred for breakfast. Being fairly affordable makes it even more popular. You’ll find these spicy bread pakora at most Indian street food stalls/thelas and small restaurants at nooks and corners of the entire country.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Batata Bread Pakora, Batata Bread Pakora Recipe, Bread Pakora, Bread Pakora Recipe, Spicy Bread Pakora, Spicy Bread Pakora Recipe, Stuffed Bread Pakora, Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 137kcal
Author Sumit Malhotra
Cost Rs. 45

Ingredients

For the stuffing

  • 4 Piece Potato ( Aloo) Medium-size
  • 1 Teaspoon Green Chilies (Hari Mirch) Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhaniya) Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Mint Leaves (Pudina) Chopped (Optional)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder Lal Mirch Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder Amchur
  • 1 Teaspoon Carom Seeds Ajwain
  • 0.25 Teaspoon Salt Namak (Please adjust it to your taste)

For the batter

  • 1 Cup Gram Flour Besan
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder Lal Mirch Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder Haldi Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Asafoetida Hing
  • 1/4 Cup Water Paani
  • 0.25 Teaspoon Salt Namak (Please adjust it to your taste)
  • 5 Piece White Bread
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil For Frying

Instructions

Get your ingredients ready for making the potato stuffing.

  • Boil or steam the potato in a pressure cooker or microwave till it is completely cooked.
    4 Piece Potato
  • Cool, peel and mash the potatoes after boiling
    4 Piece Potato
  • Add coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilli, red chilli powder, amchur powder, carom seeds and salt to the mashed potatoes.
    1 Teaspoon Green Chilies, 2 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves, 1 Teaspoon Mint Leaves, 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder, 1 Teaspoon Carom Seeds
  • Mix them really well and check for seasoning.
    0.25 Teaspoon Salt
  • Set aside.

Get your ingredients ready for making the batter.

  • Take the besan (gram flour), ajwain, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt in a bowl.
    1 Cup Gram Flour, 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Asafoetida, 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Add water and mix well.
    1/4 Cup Water
  • Ensure that your batter is spoon coating. I should neither be dripping or too thick.

Finally, making the pakoras.

  • Slice each slice of bread into triangles.
  • Between two triangles, scoop and spread the stuffing evenly.
  • Press the two slices.
  • Heat the oil for frying.
  • Dip the prepared sandwiches into the prepared better coating them completely.
  • Gently lower them into the oil and fry them till they are crisp and golden brown.
  • Drain them on a kitchen towel to drain the excess oil.
  • Serve the pakoras hot with tomato sauce and green chutney.
  • Enjoy your tea and pakoras!!

Notes

  • Use fine besan (Bengal gram flour)
  • Your batter should be spoon coating and not free-flowing or too thick
  • Deep fry immediately after soaking in besan batter else the bread will break.
  • Use medium flame for frying

FINALLY, TO SUM IT UP

Stuffed bread pakora. Batata bread pakora

Bread Pakora is a very popular Indian snack, especially in North India. It is fairly filling so preferred for breakfast. Being fairly affordable makes it even more popular.

You’ll find them at most Indian street food stalls/thelas and small restaurants at nooks and corners of the entire country.

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