Did you hear about bread fritters? This bread pakora is mostly the same thing and it’s not sweet in taste. So anyone can enjoy this. You can find bread pakora in every corner of India. Some people called it Bread Pakora (North India) and some people say Bread bhajji (South India). But you can mostly notice this bread pakora in Kolkata street and Mumbai street.
It is fact that there is a little difference between Kolkata-style Bread Pakora and Mumbai-style Bread pakora, but trust me both of them are very delicious. Today, I will go with the Mumbai-style bred bhaji/ pakora, which is also pronounced Bread Pakoda.
What is Bread Pakora?
Bread pakora is a potato stuffed bread with which we can add our favourite cheese or ingredients and it is dipped in a nice batter of besan and deep-fried in hot oil. It will perfectly serve with tomato sauce or hot tea.
How to make the Green Chutney for Bread Pakora or Veg Sandwich?
This green chutney is as easy as put jam on bread. You just need the same quantity of coriander leaves, parsley leaves, and mint leaves. Add a few cloves of garlic, 1- 1/2 inch ginger, 3-5 green chillies, 1 tsp of cumin powder, salt, sugar (to balance the taste), and lemon juice.
Gather all of these ingredients into a mixer grinder, and make a smooth paste. You can also add a little water if needed to adjust the consistency of the green chutney.
That’s it. You can use this chutney with many recipes like chaat, Dahi Vada, Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka, Samosa, etc.
[** If you want to make this pure veg (without garlic)], just skip the garlic and your green chutney tastes absolutely fine. Also, you can add a little black peppercorn and chaat masala to adjust the taste. ]
What else we can add to this pakora or veg sandwich?
As already I mentioned it is just a term that people use to express their thought about any recipe. It is actually a paneer stuffed vegetable sandwich. So, we can easily add any of our desired ingredients as stuffing or add ons. Like cucumber slices, tomato slices, capsicum slices, also you can add cheese slices to enhance the taste of it.
Since it’s a Pakora, no matter what stuffing you do inside, you need to fry in a crispy coating on the outside. So in that case the use of besan (roasted gram flour) is very common, but you can use breadcrumbs if you want.
There is no obligation to use anything other than besan, use whatever you like, and serve hot bread pakora.
Bread Pakora Recipe with step by step image
Prepare the Potato Stuffing:
1. Firstly we need to make the boiled potato stuffing. So take 3 large potatoes and boiled them.
2. After the boil, peel the skin and mash them immediately with a masher. If you mashed the potatoes after they cool down completely, then your potato stuffing will become watery. So keep it in mind properly as a tip.
3. Now add finely chopped green chilli along with salt, jeera powder, chaat masala, and red chilli powder.
Also here is a chance to add grated mozzarella cheese, but in this recipe, I skip it because it’s a traditional Indian recipe made without cheese.
4. Mix everything well and make a smooth dough.
Prepare the Paneer Sliced
I noticed in many places, people use this paneer or cottage cheese in two ways. Some people make very small cubes of paneer and fry a little bit before using it as a stuffing. Also, some people just make paneer slices and put them as a layer inside the bread.
I prefer the second option because it is the original step that people do from the first day when this bread pakora invented.
5. So, cut the paneer slices as per your requirement. Slices do not have to very thick and also not too thin. For more details please check out the video.
Street Style Bread Pakora
- 4 nos. Bread slices
- 200 grams Paneer slices
- 3 nos. Potato boiled and mashed
- 1 tsp Red chilli powder
- 2 tsp Green Chilli finely chopped
- 1 tsp Cumin powder
- 1 tsp Black Pepper powder
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala
- 200 ml Water
- 500 ml Refined oil for deep frying
- 10 grams Mint Leaves
- 10 grams Coriander leaves
- 10 grams Parsley leaves
- 5 grams Garlic
- 5 grams Ginger
- 3 nos. Green Chilli
- 1 tsp Cumin powder
- 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
- 1 tsp Sugar to balance the taste
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Gram Flour or Besan
- ½ cup Cornstarch
- ¼ tsp Red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper powder
- Salt to taste
Make Potato Stuffing
- Take boiled potatoes and mashed them with your hands. Keep it in a mixing bowl.
- Now add finely chopped green chilli along with salt, jeera powder, chaat masala and red chilli powder.
- Mix everything well and make a smooth dough.
- Now cut the paneer slices according to the bread slices. Slices do not have to very thick and also not too thin. For more details please check out the video.
Make Green Chutney
- At this time, we need to make the green chutney also. So, tale a mixer grinder for this.
- Add mint leaves, coriander leaves and parsley leaves along with jeera powder, green chilli, garlic, ginger, salt, sugar and lemon juice into the grinder. Make a smooth paste and gather it into a small bowl.
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