Bread Pakora (Bread Fritters) Recipe
Bread pakora is a yummy quick snack that can be made from fresh or left over bread. This can be best enjoyed at tea time just like any other pakora.
- Bread - 2 slices
- Potatoes - 2 medium sized
- Salt - To taste
- Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
- Gram flour (besan) - 1 cup
- Rice flour - 1 tbsp
- Carom seeds (ajwain) - 1/4 tsp
- Bicarobonate of soda - pinch
- Oil - For frying
- Take 2 slices of bread and cut each slice diagonally into 4 triangular pieces.
- Boil and peel two medium size potatoes and mash them. Add salt to taste and 1/4 tsp red chili powder. Mix well.
- To each bread piece, spread an even layer (a few mm thick) of the mashed potatoes, on one side.
- Get 1 cup gram flour (besan) and mix with 1 tbsp rice flour. Add salt to taste, 1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain), and a pinch of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Add water and mix well, breaking all lumps, to make a thick batter. The batter should be thick yet runny. Stir well in a uniform, rapid and circular motion for few seconds and keep aside.
- Heat in a pan for deep frying. Dip one piece of the bread into the batter so that the batter coats the slice evenly on all sides. Carefully release the bread into the oil and fry till both sides are golden. Repeat for all bread pieces. Remove on a paper towel.
- Sprinkle some 'chaat masala' and serve hot with ketchup.