Monday, April 6, 2009

Bread Pakoda

When we went to Archana's house, she served us with these tasty bread pakodas. We both liked so much. So thought of trying.

Recipe Source: My friend Archana.

Makes: 4-6 Pakodas


For Potato Curry:

Potato --- 2 small
Turmeric Powder --- a pinch
Salt --- to taste
Oil --- 2 tblsn
Mustard Seeds --- 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds --- 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies --- 2 finely chopped
Onion --- 1/4 th of the small onion
Chilly powder --- 1/4 tsp
Coriander Leaves --- 4 strands

For Pakoda Batter:

Besan / Chickpea Flour --- 1 cup
Rice Flour --- 1 Tblsn
Red Chilly Powder --- 1 tsp
Salt --- 3/4 tsp
Ajwain --- 1 tsp
Baking Powder --- a big pinch
Water --- 3/4 cup

Other Ingredients for Bread Pakoda:

Bread Slices --- 4-6
Oil --- for deep fry


  • Make Potato Curry:
Peel the skin of the potatoes. Chop into cubes. Add the chopped potatoes in salted water. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and pressure cook them for 3 whistles. Wait till the pressure goes away. Drain the water with the help of a colander. Chop green chillies very finely and chop onions and coriander leaves too. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Add chopped green chillies and onions too. Fry till onions turn translucent. Add boiled potatoes. Adjust the salt. Add chilly powder. Fry for a while. Add chopped coriander leaves. Turn off the flame. Transfer the curry to a bowl.

  • Make Pakoda Batter:
 Mix all the above metioned pakoda batter ingredients with the help of a whisk/spatula/palms.
  • Fill the curry in the Bread:
Take a bread slice. Keep a little potato curry one side. Wet the edges of the slice with water. The edges should absorb the water. Then close the edges of the bread like a pack. Keep them aside.


Don't make with whole bread slice like below. It is bit tough. Cut each slice into 2 parts and fill the curry and close. Then it will come is square shape which it bit easy to fry the pakodas.

  • Deep Fry:
Heat oil for deep fry. When the oil is at right hot. Take a Tblsn of oil and add to the pakada batter and mix well. Now dip the bread packs in the pakoda batter and gently drop them in the oil. (Note: The batter should cover the whole bread pack, which you have to do very carefully. If the batter doesnot cover the bread pack, the bread absorbs so much of oil.) Fry till golden brown. Transfer the fried bread pakodas onto a tissue paper or paper towel. Bread Pakodas are ready to be served.

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  1. Thanx for trying sailu !! They looks so gud !!

  2. Hi Sailu, Very nice recipe, These can be called as Vada Pav in Mumbai. Most famous snack item for Marathi People. Actually these I tried without Besan Batter. But made the whole bread slice wet and removed the water by pressing it and then kept the aloo kurmaa on it and closed the slice. Anyway, I will try like this also. Thanks for your recipe.
    Uma Kalyani

  3. Hi Uma Kalyani,

    I remember you. I like to see your comments.

    Vada Pav is completely different from Bread Pakada. But, thanks for reminding me abt Vada Pav. I had that once. I love the taste of it. Soon will give a try.

    The one which you make with bread are called bread rolls I guess. For that the bread takes lot of oil. Even I made them once. This is covered with pakoda batter. So, it won't take much oil. That is what I felt. And the taste also will vary.

    Can you share your experience after trying this out?

    Thanks for the comment Uma.

  4. Hi Archana,

    I should say thanks for you. Because you only taught me the recipe. From you I learnt one more new and tasty dish.

    If I like any dish what my friends make. Sooner or later I will try them and if it comes out good that will appear in my blog.

    Thank You Once Again For The Recipe Archana.


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