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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Stuffed Bread Pakora


The sky was covered with black clouds since morning. It was a solace after 43 degrees of temperature in the past week. I was in my kitchen thinking what to cook for breakfast. Suddenly it started raining heavily. Guess What we always think of in the rainy season? Fried you said. Absolutely correct. I checked my provisions and found everything I needed for stuffed bread Pakora. First of all I washed potatoes and put them in the pressure cooker to boil. Meanwhile, I thought of sharing this recipe with you. The stuffed bread Pakoras with green coriander and mint chutney are my dear hubby's favorite. Do you know why fried food is eaten in Monsoon, because food cooked at high temperatures is free from bacteria and is free from contamination. So there is a scientific reason behind the relationship between fried food and the rainy season. Without further delay let us start our today's recipe of Bread Pakoda. 

For this we need bread, potatoes and gram flour. We make a stuffing with boiled potatoes and paste it between two slices of bread. Coat this sandwich with a batter of gram flour and then deep fry it. 

These are served hot with tomato sauce or green chutney. Do try them today with a hot cup of tea. These are absolutely amazing. 

We Need:

  • 8 Slices of Bread

  • 4 Tsp Tomato Sauce

  • 4 Tsp Green Chutney

  • Oil for Frying

For Stuffing: 

  • 500 gm boiled potatoes

  • 2 green chillies finely chopped

  • 1 Tsp. Salt

  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

  • 2 Tsp Coriander Powder

  • 1 Tsp Amchoor Powder( Dried Mango Powder) 

For Gram flour Batter:

  • 1 Cup Gram flour

  • ½ Cup Water

  • 1 Tbsp Carom Seeds( Ajwain) 

  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Red Chilli Powder

  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Coriander Seeds. 

  • 1 Tsp. Salt

Here We Go:

  • Wash potatoes and put them in a pressure cooker. Cover them with water and close the lid. Cook them till three whistles. Let the pressure release on its own. 

  • Drain the water and when the potatoes cool down, peel them.

     

  • Mash or grate the potatoes in a bowl. Add salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder , Amchoor powder and finely chopped green chillies.

  •  Mix well. This will be the filling between two slices. Keep aside. 

  • Take a bowl and add gram flour to it. Add water to it and beat it smooth and fluffy. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and carom seeds. Pound whole coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle and add to the batter. This will give a crunch to the bread pakoda. 

  • Take two bread slices. Spread Tomato sauce on one slice. Take 2 tbsp of stuffing and spread evenly on it. Now spread green chutney on another slice. 

  • Put one on top of the other. Thus making a sandwich . 

  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Dip this Sandwich in gram flour batter . Cover the sandwich on all sides with batter. Deep Fry this sandwich in medium hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. 

  • Cut it into half with a knife and serve hot with green chutney and sauce. Enjoy Bread Pakoras with a hot cup of tea. 

Preparation Time : 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes. 

Tips:

Boil potatoes with skin. Don't keep them long in water otherwise they will become mushy. 

You can also cut the sandwich into half and fry it . 

I have you used Mustard Oil for frying since it has a high smoking point . You can use whichever oil you want. 

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