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by dassana amit updated November 20, 2013

Bread Pakora Recipe: Stuffed Bread Pakora with Potatoes, Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora is a favorite breakfast and tea time snack at our home. Everyone loves it and I often make it when its dark, dull, cold and pouring outside. Its a great snack to have during rains.

Its pouring cats and dogs outside…. the stuffed warm potato bread pakora with a sweet sauce and a spicy chutney accompanied by a cuppa of hot indian masala chai. What more could I ask for? For me, this is heaven.

bread pakora stuffed with aloo

I recollect the moments in my life during heavy rains, when my mom would make different types of pakoras. Sometimes onion pakora, some occasion mix veg pakora, some day moong pakoras, some moment cabbage pakora… and the list goes on….  for me and my sis in the evenings during the monsoons, only on days when it rained and rained and rained…..

We would relish it so much. I have many such memories especially in relation to food. These fond little memories have become a part of me now. She would serve them piping hot, direct from the kadai into our plates. In fact, my mom had this habit of serving us hot food. Even the chapatis, she would puff them on the tava and then serve it to us directly. She would again go to make another chapati. This way she would make many rounds between us and the tava. My mother in law is also like this.

She would make one paratha and then serve it. Go in the kitchen and then make another paratha and so on. She even serves her husband…. that is my father-in-law, to this day like this.

Coming back after this long story to the bread pakora recipe. Basically there are two types of bread pakora:

At our place, we make both. When we need to have some hot snack quickly, we make plain bread pakora. These are slices of bread dipped in besan (chickpea flour batter) spiced with ajwain, red chili powder, asafoetida, salt and deep fried. Another similar recipe is bread rolls with stuffed potatoes.

bread pakora

The stuffed bread pakora is stuffed with a filling of mashed potatoes, dipped in besan and deep fried. One can be innovative in making the filling. Though, mashed potatoes is a common filling in India, there are other fillings that can be used, like, paneer (cottage cheese filling), soya granules filling, cheese and even green peas.

After a long time, I am this recipe of Potato Stuffed Bread Pakora, even though I make it pretty often.

potato stuffed bread pakora

So lets begin step by step Bread Pakora Recipe:

1: Preparing the potato filling:

  • Peel the boiled potatoes. The potatoes should be boiled really well. Mash the potatoes when they are still warm.

mashed-potatoes

  • Add the coriander leaves, green chili, red chili powder, amchur powder, salt to the mashed potatoes.

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  • Mix these with the mashed potatoes. Check the seasonings and adjust accordingly. Keep aside.

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Preparing besan batter for bread pakoras:

  • In a bowl, take the besan (chick pea flour/gram flour).

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  • Add the ajwain, red chili powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt.

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  • Add around 1/2 cup water and mix. The batter I made in the pic below is very  thick.

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  • So, I add a little water to make it slightly thin.The batter should not be very thick nor too thin. Check the seasonings and adjust accordingly.

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  • Add a few drops of oil to the batter and mix well.

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  • Keep the ready batter aside.

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Assembling and Frying the Aloo Bread Pakora:

  • Before you do the following steps, heat up some oil for deep frying the pakoras.
  • On your cutting board, slice the bread into triangle or rectangle slices. I made triangular slices.

sliced-bread-triangles

  • Keep a single triangular slice of bread on your tray or rolling board or cutting board. Take a teaspoon of the mint-coriander chutney and apply it evenly on the triangular slice of bread.

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  • Take around 2 tbsp of the mashed potato mixture and apply it on the bread evenly.

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  • You have now a beautiful triangular bread sandwich. Just slightly press the sandwich. Take the entire sandwich in your hand and dip it in the besan batter.

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  • Coat the stuffed bread sandwich evenly with the besan batter. Be gentle with the pakoras. Take care not to keep the stuffed bread sandwich a long time in the batter as the bread tends to break. By now, your oil is hot and you can easily slid the besan batter coated bread sandwich in the oil.

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  • Fry the bread pakoras on a medium flame till they are crisp and golden brown.

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  • Drain on a tissue.

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  • When I finished making the pakoras, I still had some of the potato filling left. I made a nice bread roll of the last batch of the potato mixture and deep fried it. So now you have one recipe idea that you can make if you have any leftover mashed potatoes.

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  • This cute bread roll, also I served with the bread pakoras.

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bread-pakora-served-with-three-chutneys

If you are looking for more Pakora Recipes then do check Palak Pakora, Gujarati Methi Pakora, Paneer Pakora, Gobi Pakora and Corn Pakora.

Bread Pakora recipe details below:

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Bread Pakora Recipe with Stuffed Potato
 
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Recipe type: snacks, breakfast
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
For the filling:
  • 4-5 medium size boiled potatoes (leftover boiled or mashed potatoes comes in handy and works best, especially if you are a lazy person like me)
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
  • ¼ tsp or ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp amchur powder - add more if required
  • ½ cup of mint coriander chutney (optional... you can also use chopped mint and instead about 1 tbsp added in the potato mixture)
  • black salt or common salt
For the outer crisp coating:
  • 3 cups besan (chick pea flour/gram flour)
  • a pinch of hing
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp ajwain/carom seeds
  • 6 slices of Brown or White Bread
  • water
  • salt
  • oil for frying
Instructions
Preparing the potato filling:
  1. Peel the boiled potatoes. The potatoes should be boiled really well. Mash the potatoes when they are still warm.
  2. Add the coriander leaves, green chili, red chili powder, amchur powder, salt to the mashed potatoes.
  3. Mix these with the mashed potatoes. Check the seasonings and adjust accordingly. Keep aside.
Preparing the besan batter:
  1. In a bowl, take the besan (chick pea flour/gram flour).
  2. Add the ajwain, red chili powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt.
  3. Add around ½ cup water and mix.The batter should not be very thick nor too thin. Check the seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  4. Add a few drops of oil to the batter and mix well.
  5. Keep the ready batter aside.
  6. Assembling and Frying the Aloo Bread Pakora:
  7. Before you do the following steps, heat up some oil for deep frying the pakoras.
  8. On your cutting board, slice the bread into triangle or rectangle slices. I made triangular slices.
  9. Keep a single triangular slice of bread on your tray or rolling board or cutting board. Take a teaspoon of the mint-coriander chutney and apply it evenly on the triangular slice of bread.
  10. Take around 2 tbsp of the mashed potato mixture and apply it on the bread evenly.
  11. Cover this potato stuffed slice with another slice. I choose to keep it plain. But if you want, you can apply the same green mint coriander chutney or tomato sauce or sweet chaat chutney to this second triangular slice.
  12. You have now a beautiful triangular bread sandwich. Just slightly press the sandwich. Take the entire sandwich in your hand and dip it in the besan batter.
  13. Coat the stuffed bread sandwich evenly with the besan batter. Be gentle with the pakoras. Take care not to keep the stuffed bread sandwich a long time in the batter as the bread tends to break. By now, your oil is hot and you can easily slid the besan batter coated bread sandwich in the oil.
  14. Fry the bread pakoras on a medium flame till they are crisp and golden brown.
  15. Drain on a tissue.
  16. Serve them hot or warm with tomato sauce or with any chutney of your choice, or even coconut chutney.
  17. Enjoy the bread pakodas in the rains with a cup of indian ginger chai or masala chai.
Notes
The mint coriander chutney is the optional part. If you already have it, you can add it to the recipe. But if you do not have it. There is an alternative. Just chop some mint leaves and add it to the mashed potatoes along with the rest of the ingredients.

Adding fresh mint leaves substitutes the mint chutney very well in this recipe. I have made this recipe, even without adding any mint or coriander leaves and sometimes even without the mint coriander chutney and it still tasted awesome. But do add green chilies as it gives a nice zing to the potatoes.


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chinki April 13, 2014 1

Mam can we add paneer in it if yes then how ?

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dassana amit April 13, 2014 2

you can add some grated paneer in the potato stuffing. just mix the grated paneer with the mashed potatoes and spices.

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kristina March 25, 2014 3

Amazing!!!!I ran out of something interesting to eat…and thats when i came accross this recipe…
loved it….!!! :* :)
its a ten on ten!!!

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dassana amit March 30, 2014 4

thanks kristina for this positive feedback.

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joby March 25, 2014 5

looks great, planning to make this today,, hope it goes well

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vineet September 17, 2013 6

One bread slices cut into 2 peices makes one bread pakoda …. how many calories will it have pl ?

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dassana September 17, 2013 7

i don’t know vineet. but this is a high calorie food.

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Ramya Prabhath November 10, 2012 8

Hi Dassana,,,, !! How r u doing?? Hey I prepared dese pakoras 2 days back and it was jus perfect :) It reminded me of the hot pakoras dat we used to get in our school canteen made by our beloved tularam ji…. :) My husband loved it a lot even though he has never been to north… N in my recipe book i’ve given dis recipe the verdict as “PERFECT” :) Hoping to try more of ur recipes…. Happy Diwali in advance…. God bless u ……

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dassana November 11, 2012 9

thanks ramya. wish you happy diwali too. i am good and hope the same for you.

the bread pakoras are a snack i make on weekends and it always reminds me of the bread pakoras i would have in bombay minus the red chili garlic chutney. i still love it and so does the rest of the family.

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dassana August 29, 2012 11

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paarsa May 31, 2012 12

thanks alot for presenting bread pakora . I just made bread pakora through your presentation..thanks once again…:)

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dassana May 31, 2012 13

thanks paarsa for trying the recipe and coming back and commenting on the post as well :-)

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ddione ferreira March 6, 2012 14

very good at explantion! i will certainly make some! thank you

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Alison November 28, 2011 15

A beautifully presented recipie…I tried it out and my family enjoyed it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it…

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Christal October 6, 2011 16

A beutifully presented recipe. Looks and tastes delicious just reading and looking at it . A must try for my son.
Thank U!

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Deepika Salian October 5, 2011 17

nice presentable dear,
very easy to understand
i liked it, thanks a lot

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pooja September 30, 2011 18

Great explaination .. great recipe… :)

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Aylaa August 21, 2011 19

now this is one of the recipies explained so so perfect that the person cannot miss on any step.
Hats off to you!
so yes here i am going to try it for iftar. Wish me luck! :)
and thank you!

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dassana August 21, 2011 20

thanks aylaa and i wish you good luck in making the recipe…

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shruthi August 11, 2011 21

wow!! came out really good. everytime i used to prepare plain bread pakoda and my hubby was bored eating that everytime. he really enjoyed this new way of bread pakoda. thanks so much. :)

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dassana August 11, 2011 22

thanks shruthi.. nice to know about this one…

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alisha August 5, 2011 23

hi, thanks so much for sharing this recipe…. made it today for tea and my family loved it! having lived in Northern India for many years , this recipe makes me nostalgic!!

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dassana August 5, 2011 24

thanks alisha….. its nice to know that the bread pakora came out good and your family loved….

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kathreen July 31, 2011 25

i love this recipes thnx :)

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Sree July 6, 2011 26

Nice one !!! very easy to prepare and tasty to eat ..Thanks a lot :)

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almas June 15, 2011 27

loved the way u presented bread pakoras n tasted superb with mint chutney

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dassana June 15, 2011 28

thanks almas

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sangeetha May 13, 2011 29

loved the pics :) mouth watering :) .
I am going to try making them today cuz i dont have tuiton ( i am in 12th std )
Hope it turns out well…… my fingers are crossed.

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dassana May 13, 2011 30

thank you sangeetha. do let me know how the bread pakora turns out.

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Manu April 28, 2011 31

This recipe is simply superb..I tried it today
came out very well..My husband like them lot

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dassana April 29, 2011 32

thank you manu.

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preeti April 26, 2011 33

Explained in such a simple manner that a bad cook like me too tried it and my son loved it . First time he finished his tiffin box saying ” Mummy i ate all of the four pieces and I felt like I have some creditability to my sleeves too .

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dassana April 26, 2011 34

ur comment brought a smile to my face… so nice to know that ur son liked the bread pakoras and he finished his tiffin box :-)

thank you preeti for your lovely comment. and let me tell you nobody is a bad cook. it is just practice… erring… going wrong and then again trying to correct ourselves with some more practice and experience.

we all need to just keep on trying and practice… be patient with ourselves and enjoy the whole process of creating a meal for our loved ones…

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richa February 4, 2011 35

i love bread pakoda thanks for recipe

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Isha January 31, 2011 36

I like the recipe of bread pkoda.

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Artee Jairam January 28, 2011 37

The article presentation is so tempting and easy to understand. I remember every step of preparing the dish. Waiting for rainy season to show up soon ;-)).

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Gaukarna December 3, 2010 38

Thanks,

I am gaukarna from SA, I love Bread Pakoda and way of presentation how it preaper it.

Thanks

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ANKITA MISRA October 29, 2010 39

i really luved the way the same has been presented. Learned to cook for my hubby

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sharmishtha October 20, 2010 40

nice display pic for easy understand

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Jay September 29, 2010 41

i love Bread Pakora.. :D
thanks a lot

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maazakhtar July 24, 2013 42

i love bread pakora
it is so yummy
it is a fabulous dish
thanks thanks a lot
god blessed you

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maazakhtar July 24, 2013 43

punjaby karela recipeeeeeeeee is also toooooooooooo goood

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dassana July 25, 2013 44

thanks maazakhtar

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