Bread Pakoda (spicy fried bread with potato filling)

16 Oct

A little rain is enough to trigger your taste buds to want something spicy and add to it a cup of tea and you are right up there, even above those dark black thundering clouds! So this was during the rains that I had to experiment a little. I made these pakodas. Although fried, I have read in a book that home-made snack even if it is fried if consumed immediately will not deposit as much fat as other fried stuff does. You should only re-use the remaining oil once. That’s it. Ok, so enough information for the calorie conscious people, and here is the recipe for all you food lovers like me.

Tip: The batter can be used for all types of Pakodas , Bread, Onion, Potato, any other vegetables or even hard cottage cheese.

All you need:

For the Batter:

1. Chickpea flour/Besan 1 cup

2. Rice flour 1/4 cup

3. Turmeric 1/4 tsp

4. Red Chilli powder 1 tsp

5. Green chilli (finely chopped) – 1 ( I use 2 because I love spice)

6. Carom seeds 1/4 tsp

7. Salt (as required)

8. Water

For the Filling:

1. Potato Boiled and cut into small pieces

2. Mustard Seeds 1 tsp

3. Cumin seeds 1 tsp

4. Turmeric 1/4 tsp

5. Ginger Paste 1 tsp

6. Garlic Paste  1 tsp

7. Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped

8. Cilantro 2 tbsp finely chopped

9. Chaat Masala 1 tsp

10. Oil – 2 tbsp

11. Salt (as required)

Other :

1. Bread Slices – 4

2. Oil for deep frying

Ready, Set, Go:

1. First prepare the filling by heating oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once they pop add cumin seeds along with ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds.

2. Add chilli, potato, turmeric, chaat masala, cilantro and salt. Combine well. Turn off heat.

3. Now prepare the batter by mixing all dry ingredients together and then add water little by little till you form a smooth batter.

4. Finally cut the bread slices into half in the form of triangles. Place the potato filling on the bread. Press gently.

5. Heat oil almost till boiling point. Test by dropping in a drop of batter, if it sizzles and comes on top immediately, its ready to fry. Maintain the heat on medium flame.

6. Dip the slices in the batter using a spoon or if you don’t mind getting messy, get your clean hands in there. Make sure you coat all sides with the batter.

7.  Fry the slices till golden brown turning once.

8. Remove on an absorbent paper.

9. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.

P.S : For those who do not know what a Pakoda is, it is a fried snack made out of a batter of gram flour also known as ‘Bhaji’. It is similar to french fries. We can use any sort of veggies and make a Pakoda out of it.


One Response to “Bread Pakoda (spicy fried bread with potato filling)”


  1. Rice Fritters or Pakoda (Bhaatachi Bhaji) | Foodatarian - July 21, 2014

    […] For the batter to make any pakodas, click here. […]

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