Stuffed Bread Pakoda
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Iam sharing the recipe for Stuffed Bread Pakoda today.
Bread Pakora, a popular street food and teatime snack from Indian cuisine, is a perfect snack to serve with a cup of tea in cool relaxing winter evening or rainy afternoon.
The bread slices are stuffed with the potato masala and cut into triangle shaped pieces, these are then dipped in the gram flour batter and deep fried until crispy.
6 Bread SlicesOil,
for deep frying
2 medium potatoes (approx. 200 gm), boiled
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped Coriander Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin-Coriander Powder, 1/4 teaspoon Dry Mango PowdA pinch of Garam Masala Powder
Salt to taste
For Outer Coating:
1 cup Gram Flour (besan/chickpea flour)
1 tablespoon Rice Flour (or gram flour), optional
A pinch of Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
Water (1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons) or as needed
Salt to taste
Steam or boil potatoes just until done without making them mushy.
Mash them well and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard. Then saute ginger, green chilies and curry leaves until it begins to smell good. Off the stove
Add red chili powder, garam masala and turmeric.
Add mashed potatoes, and salt. Mix everything well. Cool this.
How to make bread pakora
Arrange 3 bread slices on a chopping board or plate.
Place the potato mix over 3 bread slices. Cover each slice with another one.
Press gently and cut each sandwich to 2 triangles. Set these aside.
Heat oil in a pan for shallow or deep frying.
While the oil heats prepare the batter. In another bowl, mix together besan, ajwain, red chili powder, salt, rice flour and turmeric.
Pour water just enough to make the batter that is neither too thick nor too thin. It must be similar to the mirchi bajji batter.
Check if the oil is hot by dropping a little amount of batter in the oil. The batter has to rise without browning.
Frying bread pakora
Place each cut slice in the batter and drop gently in the hot oil.
Fry bread pakora until golden on both the sides on a medium heat. Flip when one side is golden and fry.
MASALA PANEER BITES
A light snack, when you are in no mood to spend hours in kitchen, on a lazy day, a quick fix for unexpected guests. Fuss free, guilt free and delicious. Enjoy with your dal chawal or with a salad or simply roll into a tortilla with a green salad.
Paneer— 250 gms cut into desired shape
Besan— 1 tbs
Seasame oil- 3-4 tsp
Kasoori methi- 1tsp
Amchoor- 1/2 tsp
Chat masala- 1/2 tsp
Salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder( According to taste)
Kalonji- 1/2 tsp
Butter- 2-3 tsp
Take Besan in a pan. Dry roast it. Add all the masalas and keep aside.
Now, take sesame oil in a pan.Heat it.
Add paneer pieces. Let it on slow medium heat. Stir after a while. They will become crisp.
Sprinkle the roasted Besan masala. Mix nicely.
The masala will coat all over the paneer.
Gas should be on minimum.
Add butter. Again mix nicely.
Your yummy paneer masala bites are ready.
Serve hot with a sprinkle of lemon juice and onion rings.