It can be exhausting to prepare a whole meal after a long day at work. And with the rise of the ‘work-from-home’ culture, being able to whip up a quick snack that can also serve as a satisfying lunch is an even more remarkable feat. Don’t you agree?
Today, we have the pleasure of having Avinash Patnaik from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, who will teach us how to make ‘Bread Pakora’—an effortless, delicious, and filling snack that can be easily prepared using ingredients readily available in your kitchen. Get ready to bring the essence of this popular Indian street food right into your own kitchen, away from the bustling gullies.
Avinash Patnaik from Bhubaneswar shares the recipe of his all-time favorite ‘Bread Pakora.’
- 4 slices of bread (white or brown, depending on your bread preference)
- 1 cup besan (Gram flour)
- 1 pinch Haldi (turmeric Powder)
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black salt
- 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
- Chopped Coriander
- Salt to taste
- Water, as required to make the batter
- Refined oil for deep frying
Directions to make:
- Use any regular white bread (Brown if you are health conscious) and slice it into triangular pieces by cutting it diagonally in between.
- Take 1 small bowl of besan(gram flour) add a pinch of turmeric, salt to taste(add little black salt as well), half a teaspoon each of cumin & carom seeds, finely chopped chilly, and coriander leaf. Make a thin batter by adding water as per requirement (the batter should not be very runny nor too thick).
Heat a frying pan and add refined oil for deep frying the bread
Once the oil is sufficiently hot, dip the bread slices into the besan batter – one by one, and deep fry it over medium to high flame.
- Brown them on both sides, take them out, and drain the excess oil with a napkin. Deep fry the remaining slices.
- Serve hot with your favorite sauce or dipping. (Health-conscious people can pan fry it instead of deep-frying)
Serve these hot bread pakoras with your favorite sauce or dip.
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