Bread Pakora | Best Punjabi Bread Pakora Recipe in 15 min
A quick bread snack recipe- Punjabi Bread Pakora is a very popular Indian tea time or breakfast recipe. Originated from the streets of Punjabi Bread Pakora recipe has taken the Mumbai गली and Northern India by a storm.
Coming from the same galis of Mumbai, Bread Pakora has ever since been my favorite street food to munch on. Best enjoyed during monsoon with a spicy chutney or tangy sweet sauce accompanied by a piping hot cup of masala chai, bread pakoras are one of the yummiest and easiest breakfast recipes to make at home.
With the world stuck in-between the well-known pandemic and experiencing its first-ever total stay at home situation, I thought what better time than this to share the easiest recipe of how to make street style bread pakoras at home!
Spoiler Alert!!- While Bread Pakoras might not be the healthiest snack to binge on, but trust me the taste is definitely worth those extra calories.
So, gear up, put your apron, and let’s go!
Recipe with detailed ingredients and steps are provided in the recipe card below. You can also print this recipe from the button provided in the recipe card.
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Bread Pakora | Bread Ke Pakode
To make this bread pakora recipe, you would need,
- White Bread
- Curry Leaves
- Green Chilies
- Garam Masala
- Carom Seeds
- Mustard Seeds
- Ginger Paste
- Red Chili Powder
- Turmeric Powder
- Rice Flour
– Boil the potatoes in a Pressure cooker. Once cooked, remove their skin, mash them and keep them aside.
– Now, in a kadhai, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Next, add chopped green chilies, ginger paste, and curry leaves and saute for a minute.
– Now, add the Garam Masala, red chili powder, and turmeric. Saute them.
– Switch off the flame. Add the mashed potatoes and salt. Mix everything well. Let it cool.
– Next, take 3 slices of bread. Add the mashed potato mixture on top of each slice. Cover each of the slices with another slice and press it gently.
– Now, cut each bread pakoda pair diagonally. So, one pair will make 2 triangles. Next, in a deep frying pan, add oil for deep frying.
– In the meanwhile, in a large bowl, add carom seeds, besan, rice flour, Salt, and Red Chili Powder. Add water and mix them well. The batter should be neither too thin, nor too thick
– Next, place each bread pair in the batter, coat it well on all sides.
– Keep the flame on medium, carefully slide it in the hot oil. Let it cook on one side for a minute. Flip it and let the other side cook in a similar manner for a minute.
– Keep flipping till both sides turn golden brown. Remove them on a kitchen napkin. Repeat this process for all the remaining pieces of bread.
Bread Pakora Recipe | Bread Ke Pakode
Stuffed Bread Pakoda
- 6 slice White Bread
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 3 medium Potatoes
- 4-5 Curry Leaves
- 2 Green Chilies chopped
- 3 tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
- ½ tsp Garam Masala
- Salt according to your need
- ½ tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai)
- ½ tsp Ginger Paste
- ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
- ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
- Oil for deep frying
- ¾ Cup Gram Flour (Besan)
- 2 tbsp Rice Flour
- ½ tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
- Water according to your need
Steps to make the Potato Filling
- Boil 3 medium-sized potatoes in a Pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles. After it is cooked, remove their skin, mash them with a potato masher and keep them aside to cool down.
- Now, in a kadhai, heat 1 to 2 Tbsp oil and add mustard seeds. Let it crackle.
- Add 2 chopped green chilies, ½ Tsp ginger paste, and 4 to 5 curry leaves and saute for a minute.
- Now, add the Garam Masala, ½ Tsp red chili powder, and ¼ Tsp of turmeric and saute them again.
- Switch off the flame. Add the mixture in the mashed potatoes along with salt. Mix everything well and keep it aside. Your potato filling is ready.
Steps to make the Bread Pakoda
- Take 3 slices of bread. Add the mashed potato mixture on top of each slice. Cover each of the slices with another slice and press it gently.
- Now, cut each bread pakoda pair diagonally. So, one pair will make 2 triangles. In total, it will make 6 triangles.
- In a deep pan, add oil for deep frying and switch on the flame on medium and let it hot.
- In the meanwhile, in a large bowl, add ½ tsp carom seeds, ¾ cup besan, 2 tbsp rice flour, salt, and ¼ tsp red chili powder. Add water and mix them well.
- The batter should be neither too thin, nor too thick. Your batter should be of thick pouring consistency, so that the batter sticks to the bread and remains intact.
- As soon as the oil is hot, reduce the flame on low, dip each pair of bread into the batter, coat it well on all sides and carefulle dip it into the hot oil.
- Let one side gets cooked for a minute. Flip it and let the other side cook in a similar manner for a minute.
- Keep flipping till both sides turn golden brown. Remove them on a paper towel to soak the excess oil. Repeat this process for all the remaining pieces of bread.
- Serve it hot with green chutney, ketchup, or schezwan chutney.
- You can use brown bread or whole-grain bread instead of white bread.
- Apply little green chutney on both the bread slices before adding the potato filling.
- Add cheese slices with the fillings to make cheese bread pakora.
- You can also add diced paneer cubes along with the mashed potato.
- You can add 1 tsp of cornflour or rice flour and baking soda to make your bread pakora crispy.