besan bread pakoda without stuffing

Besan bread pakoda recipe with step by step photos. This besan bread pakoda is a delicious snack of bread coated with spiced gram flour batter and then deep-fried in oil.

It is a very popular and quick breakfast snack. Bread pakora or parathas or aloo poori are usually made for sunday breakfast at our place. Come sundays and besan bread pakoda has to be there for breakfast. Though now we make them once in a while and not on every sunday.

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bread pakora

In this easy besan bread pakoda recipe, there is no stuffing involved. just dipping the bread in the besan (gram flour) batter and frying them. Easy and quick.

There is another version in which spiced mashed potatoes are added as a stuffing. Here you can check this recipe of Bread pakora Made with spiced mashed potato filling.

This recipe also can be called plain bread pakora. the choice of bread to be used depends upon you. Pakoras made with White bread tastes good, but for a wholesome option, you could use Brown bread, Wheat bread, multi grain bread, wheat germ bread or Wheat sandwich bread etc.

You could Serve them with any chutney like sweet tamarind dates chutney or mint coriander chutney or even coconut chutney. Usually at home, we have the pakoras with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.

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How to make besan bread pakoda without stuffing

1. In a mixing bowl, take all the dry ingredients – 1 cup gram flour (besan), ½ tsp carom seeds (ajwain), ½ tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp garam masala powder and two pinches of baking soda. Add salt as required.

ingredients for bread pakora recipe

2. Add the wet ingredients – ½ tsp oil and water to make a medium thick batter. Add water in parts and about ⅔ to ¾ cup water or as required.

making bread pakora batter

3. Whisk to a smooth batter without any lumps.

making bread pakora batter

4. Slice the bread slices in rectangles or triangles.

bread slices for bread pakora recipe

5. Dip each slice in the batter and evenly coat it with the batter.

bread slices for bread pakora recipe

6. Place the batter coated bread slice in medium hot oil for frying. Also, add a few more batter coated slices.

frying bread pakora recipe

7. Fry the pakoras on medium hot oil turning over a couple of times to ensure even cooking and browning.

frying bread pakora recipe

8. Fry till crisp and golden.

frying bread pakoras

9. Remove with a slotted or perforated spoon and drain as much oil as possible.

fried bread pakoras

10. Place them on kitchen paper towels to drain excess oil.

fried bread pakoras

11. Sprinkle a bit of chaat masala on them. Serve besan bread pakoda hot with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney or sweet tamarind chutney or any chutney of your choice.

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besan bread pakora

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This besan bread pakoda is a delicious snack of bread coated with spiced gram flour batter and then deep-fried in oil.
bread pakoda recipe, plain bread pakora recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 bread slices can use white, brown, whole wheat or multi grain bread
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon oil
  • 2 pinches baking soda
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions

making pakoda batter

  • In a mixing bowl, take all the dry ingredients - 1 cup gram flour, 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain), 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp garam masala powder and two pinches of baking soda.
  • Add the wet ingredients - 1/2 tsp oil and water to make a medium thick batter.
  • Add water in parts and about ⅔ to ¾ cup water or as required.
  • Whisk to a smooth batter without any lumps.

making besan bread pakoda

  • Slice the bread slices in rectangles or triangles.
  • Dip each slice in the batter and evenly coat it with the batter.
  • Place the batter coated bread slice in medium hot oil for frying. Also add a few more batter coated slices.
  • Fry them on medium hot oil turning over a couple of times to ensure even cooking and browning.
  • Fry till crisp and golden.
  • Remove with a slotten or perforated spoon and drain as much oil as possible.
  • Place them on kitchen paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Sprinkle a bit of chaat masala on them. 
  • Serve these besan bread pakoda hot with tomato sauce or cilantro chutney or mint chutney or sweet tamarind chutney.

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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2 comments/reviews

  1. In Nice way is given

  2. superb. my sons favourite. preferred anytime over vada pav / samosa …i desperately want to learn this for him.