Plain Bread Pakora
This plain bread pakoda is a delicious snack of bread coated with spiced gram flour batter and then deep-fried in oil.
5 to 6
can use white, brown, whole wheat or multi grain bread
red chili powder
garam masala powder
⅔ to ¾
or add as required
for deep frying
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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