Bread Pakoras

Bread pakora is a favorite breakfast and tea time snack in INDIA. Here is how you can make it at home. This is a wonderful breakfast munch.The breads stuffed with spicy tangy potato mixture & green chutney then enclosed in batter to give a perfect crisp snacker.

Ingredients -

Potato Filling:
  • 4-5 Pieces Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 Piece Green Chilli
  • 3 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Amchur Powder
  • 1 Cup Mint-Coriander Green Chutney (Optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
Besan Batter:
  • 2 Cups Besan
  • A Pinch Hing
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Ajwain
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying
  • 6 Slices Breads

Procedure -

For Potato Filling:
  • Boil the potatoes. peel and mash them when they are warm.
  • To mashed potatoes, add and mix coriander leaves, green chili, red chili powder, amchur powder and salt.
For Besan Batter:
  • In Besan add ajwain, red chili powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • Add water for the desired consistency. Check for the seasoning. Add few drops of oil in the batter and keep it aside.
For Assembling Bread Pakora:
  • Slice the bread into triangular slices
  • Apply chutney on one side of triangular bread
  • Apply mashed potato mixture evenly on the bread
  • Cover this slice with another slice
  • Press slightly and pick it by hand. Dip into besan batter to coat the breads
  • Deep fry pakora in hot oil on medium flame till crisp and golden brown
  • Enjoy with Tea or Coffee.
By Salma Godil(contest entry)

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