Bread Pakora, Indian Snack


Bread Pakora, Indian Snack

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Tasty and crispy, this is one of the most famous tea-time snacks in India. It is often sold by roadside vendors, and sells like a rage in the winter months!

The Bread Pakora is quite easy to make too, as it uses just common ingredients. The sliced bread is dipped in a batter of besan and rice flour perked up with a dash of spices, and deep-fried till perfectly crisp.

With the mild spiciness of green chillies and the appetizing aroma of coriander, the Bread Pakora is truly an irresistible snack. It is much-loved by kids too, and can be served as an after-school treat.

You can also try other snacks like the Oats Bhel or Paneer Nuggets .

Bread Pakora, Indian Snack recipe - How to make Bread Pakora, Indian Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients
Method
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  1. Cut each bread slice into 4 equal pieces using a sharp knife. You will get 24 bread pieces in all. Keep aside.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except the bread pieces and coriander in a deep bowl along with approx. ¾ cup of water and whisk well.
  3. Add the coriander and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, dip one bread 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. You can deep-fry 5 to 6 pieces at a time.
  5. Repeat step 4 to deep-fry more pakoras.
  6. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy135 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates13 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat8.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A144.2 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C1.3 mg
Folic Acid0.1 mcg
Calcium4.2 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium66.8 mg
Potassium3.7 mg
Zinc0 mg
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  1. Don’t mistaken this bread pakora recipe as the one in which two slices are stuffed with an aloo mixture, coated in besan and then fried. This is a quick and easy unique evening snack that tastes amazing with a cup of hot beverage.
  2. Cut each bread slice into 4 equal pieces using a sharp knife. You will get 24 bread pieces in all. Keep aside. We have used white bread for making the bread pakora recipe.
  3. In a deep bowl, take besan. This is the most popular flour used to make varieties of pakoda recipes. 
  4. Then add rice flour which provides a very nice crispy texture to the bread pakodas on frying.
  5. Now add cumin seeds. Alternatively, you can also add carom seeds. They provide a very nice flavour to the batter.
  6. Furthermore, add asafoetida which aids in digestion.
  7. Now add chopped green chillies and chilli powder. This can be adjusted as per your preference.
  8. Turmeric powder gives a beautiful color to the batter. For seasoning add salt.
  9. Add approx. ¾ cup of water. If you mistakenly add more water & the pakora batter has turned runny then add besan or sooji to thicken the batter again.
  10. Using a whisk, mix well to make a batter. The batter must be lump-free. In case, you find it lumpy then use a hand blender to mix it well.
  11. Add the coriander and mix well. The batter should not be very thick or very runny. It should have the consistency to coat the bread slice properly.
  12. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, dip one bread piece at a time in the batter and deep-fry on a medium flame. Always drop the bread slices to be fried from the sides of the pan or else you will be splattered with hot oil.
  13. Fry till it turns crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep turning them at regular intervals.
  14. Drain on an absorbent paper. You can deep-fry 5 to 6 pieces at a time.
  15. Repeat step 4 to deep-fry more pakoras.
  16. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney. They are usually enjoyed in rainy season. Garma garam bread pakora also taste nice with sweet chutney.

Reviews

Bread Pakora, Indian Snack
 on 13 Oct 17 05:14 PM
5

This bread pakora recipe is just soo easy and quick to make, this snack recipe can be enjoyed with hot tea or coffee. Must try recipe...