Bread pakora is one of the best partner for your evening tea and the best lunch snack for the children. Believe me, it is my personal experience. Bread pakora/pakoda is a popular street food which can make in many varieties. It is an easy and tasty variety of bread pakora where the bread pieces are coated in a batter mix of besan/kadal mavu, rice flour and some other ingredients like onion, green chilly, ginger and some spices to strengthen the flavours. I have added ajwain for the flavour but it is optional based on availability. You can add vegetables if you want to make it more healthy. But my piece of advice for the taste is to follow the same recipe.
- Gram flour/ Besan/ Kadala maavu – 1/2 cup
- Rice flour – 2 Tbspn
- Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
- Ajwain(optional) – 1/2 tspn
- Ghee – 1 tsp
- Bread slices – 4
- Onion – 1 big (nicely chopped)
- Green chilly – 1 (nicely chopped)
- Ginger – 1/2″ piece (nicely chopped)
- Curry leaves – few (nicely chopped)
- Coriander leaves – few (nicely chopped)
- Salt – As needed
- Oil – For frying
- In a bowl mix besan/ Kadala Mavu, rice flour, ajwain (optional), chilli powder, ghee, onion, green chilly, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt with water to make a batter. Let the batter consistency should be enough to coat the bread slices.
- Cut off the edges of the bread and I cut them into squares (or as your desired shape). Mean while heat oil.
- Dip each piece of bread in the batter and coat it well and fry in hot oil. Cook both sides over medium flame.
- Fry both sides until it turn golden in colour and drain in paper towel. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney.