Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bread Pakoda - a perfect sunday brunch

Bread-pakora is every-one's favourite. It can become a perfect sunday brunch or a tea-time snacks. The aroma of deep-frying the bread pakoras is so appetizing that it makes my family members to make a bee-line towards the kitchen. The excitement on everyone's face to drool over the dish is worth the effort to make this dish.

bread pakora
Bread Pakoda

Generally, people dont apply chutneys and ketchup inside the bread pakora, one can make that way also. But try this recipe once and i'm sure you would not like to go for the simple ones!
So, here's the recipe

Ingredients :

Bread Slice - 4
Tomato ketchup / Tamarind Chutney- 2 tbsp
Green (Pudina) Chutney-2 tbsp
Oil for deep frying

For Stuffing :
Potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed) - 1 cup
Peas (boiled) - 1 tbsp
Fresh coriander (finely chopped) - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) - a pinch
Coriander Powder (Dhaniya powder) - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Raw Mango Powder (khatai) - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To be mixed into a smooth batter :

Gram flour (besan) - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Procedure : 

To prepare the stuffing :

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Crackle cumin seeds. Add asafoetida and all the seasonings. Mix well.
  2. Add potatoes and peas. Mix thoroughly. Cook for a minute on medium flame.
Assembling the Bread Pakoda :
  1. Spread tomato Ketchup or tamarind Chutney on two slices of bread and pudina chutney on the other two slices.
  2. Take one slice of bread on which you applied ketchup and spread half of the stuffing on it.
  3. Place another slice of bread over it on which you applied the pudina chutney.
  4. Press it lightly. Cut diagonally into two equal pieces.
  5. Repeat step 2,3 and 4 to get two more pieces.
  6. Dip each piece in the batter such that they get evenly coated with the batter.
  7. Deep fry in hot oil over medium flame till golden-brown.
  8. Drain on absorbent paper.
To Serve :
  1. Cut each Bread Pakoda into two pieces so that stuffing peeps out.
  2. Sprinkle some chat-masala over the pakoras and serve with tomato ketchup and green chutney.
Best accompaniment - Hot Masala Tea / Coffee
Best Season - Rain :)

Tip : Buy the bread loaf same day when you have to make the bread pakoda.

Variation : You can add a slice of paneer to make them more tasty and filling.

recipe for brunch
Bread Pakoda

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