Bread Bhajiya

Bread Bhajiya

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Bread Bhajiya is a quick and easy Indian snack. Serve crispy Bread Bhajias with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

These tasty Bread Bhajias, made with a spicy batter of besan, crumbled bread, onions, green chillies is superb for Evening Tea Snacks, especially on wet monsoon days.

To attain perfectly crunchy Bread Bhajias, deep-fry as soon as the mix is ready, to prevent it from becoming watery.

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

Bread Bhajiya recipe - How to make Bread Bhajiya

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     40Makes 40 bhajias
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For Bread Bhajiya
5 bread slices
1/2 cup fresh thick curds (dahi)
3/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp green chilli paste
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Bread Bhajiya
tomato ketchup

For bread bhajiya

    For bread bhajiya
  1. To make bread bhajias, remove the crust from all the bread slices.
  2. Tear the bread into very small pieces, add into a deep bowl along with all the remaining ingredients and ¼ cup of water and mix well till smooth.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and drop spoonfuls of the mixture in hot oil using your fingers and deep-fry, a few at a time, on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve the bread bhajias immediately with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per bhajia
Energy21 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates3.4 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat0.4 g
Cholesterol0.4 mg
Sodium2.8 mg
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Bread Bhajiya Video by Tarla Dalal
Bread Bhajiya recipe with step by step photos

Bhajiya recipe variations

    Bhajiya recipe variations
  1. Bhajiya or pakoras are a perfect deep-fried snack to relish in the evening or during a monsoon day. They are quick and easy to make in fact, you can prepare an assortment of bhajiyas with just a handful of ingredients that are easily available in your home kitchens. Below are some of my favorite bhajia recipes :

How to make bread bhajiya

    How to make bread bhajiya
  1. For preparing the batter for bread bhajiya, place bread slices on a clean & dry chopping board. We are making use of white bread. You can also use brown, whole wheat or multigrain bread.
  2. Remove the crust from the bread slice. Though this is optional, it will help in making crunchy on the outside & soft on the inside bread bhajias.
  3. Tear the bread into very small pieces and add into a deep bowl.
  4. Add ½ cup fresh thick curd. We have made use of homemade dahi made using this detailed recipe of homemade curd made using cow’s milk.
  5. Add the besan. Besan will help in binding together all the ingredients.
  6. Add the green chilli paste. The quantity can be changed as per your liking.
  7. Add the coriander. Dhania can be substituted with spinach or fenugreek leaves.
  8. Add the chilli powder.
  9. Add the asafoetida. This aids in digestion.
  10. Add finely chopped onions and salt to taste. You can even add finely chopped caspicum, tomatoes, potatoes, corn or bell peppers to the bread bhajiya batter.
  11. Also, add around ¼ cup of water.
  12. Mix very well till smooth and our bread bhajiya batter is now ready.

For frying the bread pakora

    For frying the bread pakora
  1. For deep-frying the bread bhajias, heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai.
  2. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture in hot oil using your fingers. Be careful as the oil might splutter while doing this. Deep-fry a few bread bhajiya at a time on a medium flame. Flip and fry till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  3. Drain the bread bhajiyas on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve the bread bhajia immediately with tomato ketchup. Bread Bhajiyas is a perfect recipe for using your leftover bread. Apart from this, you can also check out other recipes made using leftover bread like: Bread Fritters, Bread Upma and Chatpata Dahiwala Bread.

Recipe Tips for bread bhajiya

    Recipe Tips for bread bhajiya
  1. Additionally, you can add rice flour or a tbsp of hot oil to bread bhajiya recipe batter to make them extra crispy.
  2. To get super crispy bread bhajiyas always chop vegetables finely and if you are slicing them, then slice them thinly.
  3. If oil is too hot bhajiyas will cook too fast and will not be crispy; if oil is not hot enough bhajiyas will be greasy. You have to constantly adjust the heat as needed while cooking.