Learn To Make Potato Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe | How To Make Bread Pakora | Bread Snack Recipe with step-by-step photo instructions. Bread Pakora is one of the most popular and beloved street foods of Northern India. You can call them appetizer, brunch, or tea-time snack or sometimes even breakfast. They are easy to make, quick, and so damn delicious, spicy, crispy, and deep fried snack.
The year was 2002.
Finally the wait was over — the big day had arrived. I was there to witness the moment.
We were all waiting at the garden door as we were not allowed to go inside the wedding garden before some welcome rituals.
One of my Aunt’s performed the welcome ceremony, and thereafter we entered the wedding garden. All of our family members and relatives came to welcome us as we were the last ones joining them from another city.
It’s an awesome feeling when you see many of your relatives exchanging hugs. Young ones were getting blessings and love from elders.
As we entered the beautiful wedding garden, I looked all around, and got a glimpse of so many people busy doing some rituals or chit-chats.
Everyone looked just so relaxed. People were telling jokes and laughing. Seemed like everyone was having a time of their lives.
I saw some people having fun by teasing one another. Some were praising others on the worn ornaments and clothes. It was a beautiful sight from a distance.
The beautiful lush green garden was being decorated with fresh flowers, and glittering lights. I could simply imagine in awe about how it would look in the evening for the ceremony.
At the center, there was a big stage which was almost decorated. The sharp fragrance of golden-yellow marigolds which were lying in the baskets was almost irresistible.
A sound of holy chants filled the atmosphere with a rhythm. Some of my relatives were sitting on beautiful white and red chairs, sipping tea and were absorbed in cheerful conversations.
Their dazzling faces told everything about their happy present moment. I just couldn’t stop watching this joyful sight. They seemed so contented!
Only 5 minutes had passed since I entered the garden, but having witnessed so many great things, it felt like an eternity. My concentration broke when someone snapped fingers in front of my eyes while I was busy absorbing everything.
And that brought me back to the real moment.
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My cousins were in front of me. We gave each other a cheerful glance, and jumped on foot. We hugged each other tight.
“Would you come inside, or have you already made plans to stay at the door to welcome guests?”, Shriya, one of my cousins chuckled.
And there was a big laughter in the air.
“Anu come, we will show you our room. We all are staying in the same room”, Arpit, another cousin exclaimed.
“Yayyy, that’s going to be fun”, I replied.
We reached to our room.
“Girls, get ready for the ceremony fast, we have a thousand things to do”, one of my cousins ordered.
“Alright, now you all boys leave, we girls will come out soon”, Shriya answered!
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After dressing up for the ceremony, we rushed back to the garden to make sure we didn’t miss out on any fun.
Everything was all set for the evening Sangeet (Dance party).
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But who was this whole function and celebration for, you ask? Well, it was the Sangeet ceremony of my Grandparents! Yes, Grandparents!
It was their 50th wedding anniversary, which eventually got transformed into an Indian wedding. So, Yeah! They were getting married again.
Yes, the worlds bestest couple was getting married again, this time in front of all their beloved children.
We were not present at their original wedding, but this time everyone was with them. Everyone wanted to get all the blessings from an ideal couple, to collect some wisdom from the 50 years of togetherness.
Their love was eternal, and they were meant for each other. Wedding ceremony was to be held the next day in the evening, so everyone was busy in preparations, except us, the kids.
“I am so hungry, is there anything I could eat?”, I asked Shriya.
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“I think caterers are preparing some snacks for brunch, shouldn’t we go there and check?”, Shriya suggested.
“Ya! Let’s go there, I will die if I don’t eat anything”, I replied, and Shriya smiled.
“What do you have for brunch?”, I asked.
“We have Samosa, Bread Pakora, Aloo Vada, etc. What do you want?”, He questioned back.
“I want to taste the best thing that you have”, I replied.
Caterer smiled and said, “I can offer you some piping hot bread pakora if you like?”
“Yes, give it to me fast, I will starve If I don’t eat anything. Can’t wait anymore”, I said.
Caterer handed me a plate with a bread pakora and some tamarind chutney! I gulped that in no time, and asked for more. I was really so hungry.
“Thank you so much, it was so good,” I said with a deep gratifying sigh.
The Bread Pakora I had there was just awesome! And I will sure tell you more about that wedding some other time. 🙂
Now if I say that I loved that Bread Pakora the most, I wouldn’t be lying. That one has surely made an emotional space in my heart. It was the one I got when I needed it the most. And whenever I think about bread Pakoras that’s the one which always comes to my mind first!
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That is the one closest to my heart, and today when I started to write about bread pakora, this was the sharpest memory that flashed in my mind. So, it’s the Bread Pakora recipe I am sharing this with you all.
But what makes today a great day to share this?
Outside, it is raining, and I started to crave for some Pakoras (fried snack).
First, a little intro of bread pakora!
Bread Pakora is a very popular and beloved street food of Northern India. You can call them appetizer, brunch, or tea-time snack or sometimes even breakfast. Easy to make, and so damn delicious, spicy, crispy, and deep fried snack. There are two basic versions of bread pakoras:
Version 1. Plain bread pakora: Bread slices are just dipped in Chickpea flour batter and deep fried.
Version 2. Stuffed bread pakoras: Potatoes or vegetables or paneer is stuffed between two slices of breads, then dipped in batter and deep fried.
The most common filling is made with spicy mashed potatoes, but you can prepare your choice of filling.
Today I am sharing the most common and basic version of stuffed bread pakora. Usually white bread is used to make this snack, but I am using whole grain bread today. This evening tea time snack would rock at your place anytime.
I love potato stuffed bread pakora so much. It has all the textures and flavors one would need in an Indian snack.
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Within every bite of this snack you will enjoy a variety of flavors and textures. Spicy filling, a soft inner layer of bread, and a crispy coating of the chickpea flour. You just need a hot cup of tea or coffee to complement it and turn it into a heavenly delight!
I think I have talked enough about this mouth-watering snack. I insist you to make it ASAP, If you haven’t tried Potato Stuffed Bread Pakora yet. Once you taste these heavenly, crispy and delish bites, you will know what pleasure I am talking about.
It’s a perfect snack for get-togethers. And surely will be loved by everyone. Don’t be surprised if it disappears in a flash! 🙂
Let’s learn to make Potato Stuffed Bread Pakora!
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Heat the oil in a pan, and add the cumin seeds.
When the seeds start to crackle, add potatoes, green peas, turmeric powder, ginger, green chilli, coriander powder, red chili powder, dried mango powder, salt, garam masala powder, mix well and cook on a medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Add chopped onions, and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat, and keep aside.
Take a large mixing bowl. Add gram flour, salt, soda, and turmeric powder powder and mix well. Add enough water to make a smooth batter, and whisk well to avoid any lumps.
Take all bread slice and cut diagonally.
Place a slice of bread on a clean, dry and flat surface and spread a portion of the potato stuffing evenly over it. Place another slice of bread over it, and press gently.
Heat the oil in a deep pan. Dip one bread sandwich in the batter and deep-fry on a medium heat till it turns crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides.
- potatoes, boiled, peeled and halved - 2 cup
- oil - 2 tsp
- cumin seeds - ½ tsp
- boiled green peas - ¼ cup
- turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
- coriander powder - 2 tsp
- red chili powder - 1 tsp
- chaat masala - 1 tsp
- dry mango powder - 1 tbsp
- ginger, finely chopped - 1 tsp
- green chili, finely chopped - 1
- onion, chopped - 1
- salt to taste
- gram flour - 11/2 cup
- turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
- pinch of asafetida
- baking soda - ⅛ tsp (optional)
- warm water - ½ cup
- salt to taste
- bread slices (white or whole grain) - 8
- oil for deep-frying
- Heat the oil in a pan, and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds start to crackle, add potatoes, green peas, turmeric powder, ginger, green chili, coriander powder, red chili powder, dried mango powder, salt, garam masala powder, and mix well. Cook on a medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Add onions and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and keep aside.
- Take a large mixing bowl. Add gram flour, salt, soda, and turmeric powder powder and mix well. Add enough water to make a smooth batter, and whisk well to avoid any lumps.
- Take a bread slice and cut it diagonally into 2 equal pieces. Repeat the same with remaining.
- Place a slice of bread on a clean, dry and flat surface and spread a portion of the potato stuffing evenly over it. Place another slice of bread over it, and press gently.
- Heat the oil in a deep pan.
- Dip one bread sandwich in the batter and deep-fry on a medium heat till it turns crisp and golden brown in color from both the sides.
- Drain on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with your favourite chutney and tea/coffee.
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