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popular snack of bread pakora stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes.
4.75 from 8 votes

bread pakora recipe with step by step photos – bread pakora is a favorite breakfast and tea time snack at our home. everyone loves it and its a great bread snack to have during rains.

bread pakoda recipe

when it pours cats and dogs outside, then stuffed warm potato bread pakora with a sweet sauce and a spicy chutney accompanied by a cuppa of hot indian masala chai is bliss. my fond memories of bread pakoda are of course having them on street side stalls and also having these during the weekend for breakfasts.

there are 2 ways bread pakora are made

  • plain bread pakoda without stuffing – this is an easy and quick method as no stuffing is made for bread pakoda. when we need to have some hot bread snack quickly, then i make plain bread pakora. here the bread slices are dipped in besan (chickpea flour batter) spiced with ajwain, red chili powder, asafoetida, salt and deep fried.
  • potato stuffed bread pakora recipe – this bread pakora is stuffed with a filling of mashed potatoes, dipped in besan and then deep fried. one can be innovative in making the filling. though, mashed potatoes is a common filling used, there are other fillings that can be used, like, paneer (cottage cheese), cheese and even green peas.

bread pakoda recipe

after a long time, i am sharing this recipe of stuffed bread pakora, even though i make it pretty often. bread pakoda is one of the most popular snack recipe made with bread. however there are few more bread snacks recipes on blog which you can make at times like:

  • bread upma – an easy and quick bread snack recipe.
  • bread pizza – this bread pizza on tawa is a quick, easy and tasty bread snack.
  • bread roll – crisp and tasty bread roll with a soft spiced mashed potato filling.
  • masala bread – one of the quickest, yummiest and easiest snack you can make with bread.
  • grilled sandwich – easy & healthy veg grilled sandwich recipe that can be made for a quick breakfast and brunch.

bread pakora

4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
popular snack of bread pakora stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes.
bread pakora recipe
Course:breakfasts,snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings:3

INGREDIENTS FOR bread pakora

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for bread pakora stuffing

  • 175 grams potatoes or 1 large potato or 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped or about 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped mint leaves (pudina patta)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • salt as required

for bread pakora batter

  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • a pinch of baking soda, optional
  • ½ to ⅔ cup water or add as required
  • salt as required

other ingredients for bread pakora

  • 4 to 5 slices of whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread
  • oil for deep frying

HOW TO MAKE bread pakora

making stuffing for bread pakora

  • boil or steam the potato in a pressure cooker or steamer till its completely cooked. 
  • when the potato becomes warm, then peel it. grate and keep aside. you can also mash and keep aside.
  • add the coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chili, red chili powder, amchur powder, salt to the grated potatoes.
  • mix the spices & herbs very well with the mashed potatoes. check the seasonings and adjust accordingly. keep aside.

making bread pakora batter

  • in a bowl, take the besan (chick pea flour/gram flour), ajwain, red chili powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • add around 1/2 cup water and mix very well.
  • the batter should not be very thick nor too thin. if the batter is too thick, then add more water.
  • add a few drops of hot oil when you keep the oil for deep frying in the batter. mix well.

making bread pakora

  • on the chopping board, slice the bread into triangle or rectangle slices.
  • take around 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mashed potato mixture and spread it on the bread evenly.
  • cover this potato stuffed slice with another slice. you now have a triangular bread sandwich. just slightly press the sandwich.
  • take the entire sandwich in your hand and dip it in the besan batter.
  • coat the stuffed bread sandwich evenly with the besan batter. be gentle with the sandwich. take care not to keep the stuffed bread sandwich a long time in the batter as the bread tends to break.

frying bread pakora

  • by now, your oil is hot and you can easily slid the besan batter coated bread sandwich in the oil.
  • fry the bread pakoras on a medium flame till they are crisp and golden brown.
  • drain bread pakoda on a tissue paper. so that excess oil is absorbed.
  • serve bread pakora hot or warm with tomato sauce or with any chutney of your choice, or even coconut chutney.
  • enjoy the bread pakoda in the rains with a cup of indian ginger chai or masala chai.

RECIPE TIPS

  • recipe can be easily doubled.
  • you can add spices more or less as per your taste.
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how to make bread pakora

a) preparing the potato filling

  • boil or steam the potato in a pressure cooker or steamer till its completely cooked. when the potato becomes warm, then peel it. grate and keep aside. you can also mash and keep aside.

bread pakoda recipe stuffing

  • add the coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chili, red chili powder, amchur powder, salt to the grated potatoes.

bread pakoda recipe stuffing

  • mix the spices & herbs very well with the mashed potatoes. check the seasonings and adjust accordingly. keep aside.

stuffing for bread pakoda recipe

making besan batter for bread pakora

  • in a bowl, take the besan (chick pea flour/gram flour), ajwain, red chili powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt as required.

batter for bread pakoda recipe

  • add around 1/2 cup water and mix very well.the batter should not be very thick nor too thin. if the batter is too thick, then add more water.

batter for bread pakora recipe

  • add a few drops of hot oil when you keep the oil for deep frying in the batter. mix well. keep the ready batter aside.

batter for bread pakora recipe

making bread pakora

  • on the chopping board, slice the bread into triangle or rectangle slices.

making bread pakoda recipe

  • take around 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mashed potato mixture and spread it on the bread evenly.

preparing bread pakoda recipe

  • cover this potato stuffed slice with another slice. you now have a triangular bread sandwich. just slightly press the sandwich.

making bread pakoda recipe

frying bread pakora

  • heat the oil and check if the oil is ready by adding a drop of the batter. if the batter starts sizzling and comes gradually on the surface of the oil, the oil is ready. if the batter does not come up on the surface, then the oil needs to get more hot. if the batter comes very quickly on top, the oil is too hot.

frying pakora - bread pakora recipe

  • take the entire sandwich in your hand and dip it in the besan batter. coat the stuffed bread sandwich evenly with the besan batter. be gentle with the sandwich. take care not to keep the stuffed bread sandwich a long time in the batter as the bread tends to break.

frying pakora - bread pakora recipe

  • gently slid the besan batter coated bread sandwich in the oil.

frying pakora - bread pakora recipe

  • when one side is light golden, turn over and fry the other side of bread pakoda.

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  • flip a couple of times more and fry the bread pakora on a medium flame till they are crisp and golden brown.

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  • place the fried bread pakora on kitchen absorbent tissues so that excess oil is absorbed.

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  • same way fry the remaining bread pakora.

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  • place them too on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.

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  • serve bread pakora hot or warm with tomato ketchup or with any chutney of your choice like sweet tamarind chutney. you can serve these tasty aloo bread pakora with mint-coriander chutney and dry onion garlic chutney or even with coconut chutney.

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  1. Dassanaji..u have bcum my godmother of cooking..thnx is such a small word for wat u teach..tried these bread pakoras for my in laws and dey luvvvvd it..it was lip smacking..thnk u sooo mch..i really admire ur cooking!..

  2. Hi Dassana,
    I have tried many of your recipes and a big fan of yours. I like the simplicity and precision of your recipe posts. If we follow your instructions, there is very less room left for making mistakes. I tried this bread pakoda for my teenage girl yesterday and the response was “wow! aapne banaya?!” 🙂 Thanks a ton and keep posting mouth watering recipes.

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