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Bread Pakora recipe
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Prep Time
5min
Cook Time
10min
Total Time
15min

Bread Pakora is a classic Indian street food that is deep-fried in a light batter and can be served as a breakfast, snack or appetizer. It's a one-pan dish that you can make in just 15 minutes. It's super crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and can...

Ingredients

4 Servings
  • 8
    Slices of Bread
  • 2cup
    Gram Flour/Besan
  • 2
    Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1tsp
    Salt
  • 1tsp
    Red Chilli Powder
  • 1tsp
    Coriander Seeds (powdered/coarsely ground)
  • 1tsp
    Garam Masala
  • 1tsp
    Dry Pomegranate Seeds/Anaardaana (ground)
  • 1tsp
    Carom Seeds/Ajwain
  • 1tsp
    Garlic Powder (optional)
  • 1tbsp
    Dry Fenugreek Leaves/Sookhi Methi
  • 1tsp
    Baking Powder
  • 1/4tsp
    Baking Soda (optional)
  • 1 1/4cup
    Water
  • Oil (for frying)

How to make Bread Pakora

  1. Mix gram flour, green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, coriander seeds, garam masala, dry pomegranate seeds, carom seeds, garlic powder, dry fenugreek leaves, garlic powder, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.

    Step 1.1: Mix gram flour, green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, coriander seeds, garam masala, dry pomegranate seeds, carom seeds, garlic powder, dry fenugreek leaves, garlic powder, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl
    Step 1.2: Mix gram flour, green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, coriander seeds, garam masala, dry pomegranate seeds, carom seeds, garlic powder, dry fenugreek leaves, garlic powder, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add water gradually to the flour mix, and whisk the mixture until it forms a smooth batter.

    Step 1.1: Add water gradually to the flour mix, and whisk the mixture until it forms a smooth batter
  3. Cut the bread slices in any shape you want.

    Step 1.1: Cut the bread slices in any shape you want
  4. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed deep pan or kadhai on medium heat. To check if the oil is ready for frying, put a small piece of bread in it. It should immediately come to the surface.

    Step 1.1: Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed deep pan or kadhai on medium heat
  5. Dip the slice of bread into the batter, then hold it straight for a second or two so that any excess batter drains off.

    Step 1.1: Dip the slice of bread into the batter, then hold it straight for a second or two so that any excess batter drains off
    Step 1.2: Dip the slice of bread into the batter, then hold it straight for a second or two so that any excess batter drains off
  6. Carefully lower the bread into the oil and let it fry for a minute.

    Step 1.1: Carefully lower the bread into the oil and let it fry for a minute
  7. Flip the bread over with a large slotted spoon. Repeat this step 2 or 3 times until the bread is crispy and golden brown.

    Step 1.1: Flip the bread over with a large slotted spoon
  8. Once crisp, transfer the pakoras to an absorbent paper.

    Step 1.1: Once crisp, transfer the pakoras to an absorbent paper
  9. Serve hot with coriander or tamarind chutney.

Tips & Tricks

  1. The consistency of the batter should be thick enough to coat the bread slice.

  2. You can cut your bread into squares, rectangles, stars, hearts and more with a handy cutter.

  3. The oil should be on medium flame while frying the bread pakoras so that it is cooked nicely and adds a crispy texture to it.

  4. Bread Pakoras can be served with coriander chutney, tamarind chutney, tomato sauce or any other dip of your choice.

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