Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing


Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing

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For those who thought Vada Pav and Pav Bhaji to be the only bread-based roadside snacks, Bread Pakoda is sure to be an eye-opener.

Although these batter-fried bread fritters are available all over the country, Mumbai’s street-side vendors have their signature creations, which are a class apart. Prepared with or without fillings such as aloo and green peas, this mouth-watering deep-fried snack gets all the more exciting when topped with a variety of chutneys. Enjoy it hot and fresh off the Kadhai customized to your taste.

A perfect snack to have to have as an evening tea snack with a cup of hot Masala Chai or cool Falooda.

Enjoy how to make Bread Pakoda recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing recipe - How to make Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 plates
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Ingredients


For Bread Pakoda
4 slices bread
oil for deep-frying

For The Bread Pakoda Aloo Masala
1 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 cup boiled and coarsely mashed green peas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Smooth Batter (using 1/2 Cup Water)
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

For Serving With Bread Pakoda
meetha chutney
teekha chutney
sukha lehsun ka chutney

Method
For the bread pakoda aloo masala

    For the bread pakoda aloo masala
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the potatoes, green peas, turmeric powder, ginger-green chilli paste, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Divide into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed to make bread pakoda

    How to proceed to make bread pakoda
  1. Place a slice of bread on a clean, dry and flat surface and spread a portion of the aloo masala evenly over it.
  2. Place another slice of bread over it, press lightly and cut it diagonally into 2 equal pieces.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip one piece at a time in the batter and deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 3 more bread pakodas.
  5. Serve the bread pakoda immediately with meetha chutney, teekha chutney or sukha lehsun ka chutney.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. For the aloo stuffing in this recipe, you may avoid using green peas if required. Further, you may also use leftover batata vada mixture as a filling for this recipe.

Variation:

    Variation:
  1. Make these bhajjis without the stuffing! apply teekha chutney and sukha lehsun ka chutney between the bread slices, coat with batter and deep fry.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per plate
Energy257 cal
Protein11.3 g
Carbohydrates42 g
Fiber7.7 g
Fat5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium33.9 mg
Bread Pakoda Video by Tarla Dalal
Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing recipe with step by step photos

Other Road-side recipes

  1. If you like this Bread Pakora recipe, you can also try out other Mumbai Street Foood recipes like:

For the Aloo Masala:

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  2. Add the curry leaves and let them infuse their flavor into the oil.
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes. Make sure that the potatoes are mashed up well.
  5. Similarly, add the green peas.
  6. Add turmeric powder for the beautiful yellow color.
  7. Add the ginger-green chilli paste to spice up the aloo masala.
  8. Add the coriander for a hint of freshness.
  9. Add the salt to taste.
  10. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  11. Divide the aloo masala into 2 equal portions. Keep aside.

For the batter:

  1. In a deep bowl add the besan (bengal gram flour). This is the key ingredient of the batter and is responsible for holding all the ingredients together.
  2. Add the turmeric powder (haldi) for the color.
  3. Now add the chilli powder.
  4. Finally add a pinch of asafoetida (hing) .You can skip adding Hing if you don't like it.
  5. Add the salt to taste.
  6. Add about 1/2 a cup of water. You may require 1-2 tbsp more depending upon the quality of the Besan.
  7. Mix well using a whisk and keep aside. Make sure that there are no lumps.

How to proceed for the Bread Pakora:

  1. Keep 2 slices of bread on a clean, moiture-free and flat surface. You can use either small or big bread slices as per your liking.
  2. Spread one portion of the aloo masala evenly over one of the slices with the help of a spoon.
  3. Press it gently with your hands.
  4. Place another bread slice over it.
  5. Press gently to ensure all ingredients are held together.
  6. Cut it diagonally into 2 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  7. Dip one piece at a time in the batter.Stir the batter once before you dip the bread slices to ensure the batter is of the right consistency. Meanwhile,let the oil (for deep frying) get heated up in a deep non-stick kadhai.
  8. Deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides. It is advised to fry one piece at a time but, if you have a bigger kadhai you can fry 2 pieces together.
  9. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  10. Repeat steps 1 to 9 with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more Bread Pakoras.
  11. Serve the Bread Pakora immediately with meetha chutney, teekha chutney or sukha lehsun ka chutney.

Reviews

Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 18 Jul 17 12:54 PM
5

i tried this recipe its very quick easy & simple...everyone at home loved it too!!
Tarla Dalal
11 Aug 17 09:22 AM
   Thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking.
Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 14 Jul 17 06:57 PM
5

Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 04 Apr 17 11:57 AM
5

Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 31 Jul 16 08:59 PM
5

I really like the recipe its very quick and easy way its really tasty too.
Tarla Dalal
01 Aug 16 08:43 AM
   Hi Madhavi, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !
Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 17 Jun 16 04:49 PM
5

It''s very tasty...loved the bread pakoras...thanks for sharing :)
Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 13 Jun 16 06:07 AM
5

Yummmy, thanks for the recipes... Keep updating us with ur lovely recipes
Tarla Dalal
13 Jun 16 12:15 PM
   Thanks Shreya. We are delighted you loved theBread Pakoda recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Bread Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 11 Jan 16 04:32 PM
5

Love this recipe. Did not use peas. Served with coriander leaf chutney. Everyone loved it. Thank you very much for sharing.
Tarla Dalal
11 Jan 16 05:08 PM
   Thanks Kalyani. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Bread Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 04 Jan 16 12:17 AM
5

It tastes so good...Thanks for the recipe... It tastes good with tomato catch-up and tamarind chutney.
Tarla Dalal
04 Jan 16 09:27 AM
   Thank you so much Akhilesh for your good words. We are glad this recipe worked for you. Keep trying more recipes from our website and feel free to ask us if you have any questions.
Bread Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 27 Mar 15 09:50 AM
5

I always wanted to try this at home..Because I just love to eat these pakodas on the roadsides..I made them at home before cricket match started and my family and myself just enjoyed it..I also made the dry garlic chutney along with it.. It was superb!!!