bread pakora recipe
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Bread Pakora

bread pakora is a popular north indian snack of bread fritters. bread slices are stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes filling, batter-coated and then deep-fried.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: breakfasts, snacks
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


for stuffing

  • 175 grams potatoes or 1 large potato or 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 to 2 green chillies chopped or about 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves - chopped (cilantro leaves)
  • 2 teaspoons mint leaves - chopped (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) or add as required
  • salt as required

for batter

  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 to 2 pinches turmeric powder - optional
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 to 2 pinches baking soda - optional
  • ½ to ⅔ cup water or add as required
  • salt as required

other ingredients

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


making stuffing

  • boil or steam the potato in a pressure cooker or steamer till it is 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 chilli, red chilli powder, turmeric 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 (gram flour), ajwain, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • now add around ½ cup of 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 on a medium flame till they are crisp and golden brown.
  • drain them 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 tea or masala tea.


  • recipe can be easily doubled.
  • you can add spices more or less as per your taste.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg