Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stuffed Bread Pakoda

There are varieties of pakoda's made with different vegetables and even with chicken and fish. This bread pakoda is stuffed with mashed potato, then dipped in besan batter and fried. Stuffing make this pakoda, interesting. But then you can even make a plain bread pakoda, just by dipping in the besan batter without the stuffing too. So you can go either ways. When you feel lazy to make the stuffing, just go plain.

Ingredients

10 to 12 - Bread slices

For stuffing


3 medium size - Potato, boiled

1 to 2 - Green chili, finely chopped

A small piece - Ginger, finely grated
2 to 3 tbsp - Coriander leaves, finely chopped

1/8 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste


Besan
Batter

1 cup -
Besan / gram flour, shifted
1/4 tsp - Red chili powder

1/4 tsp - Coriander powder
1/4 tsp - Garam masala powder

1/4 tsp - Ajwain
1/4 tsp -
Amchoor powder / dry mango powder
1/8 tsp - Turmeric powder

Salt to taste


Method


1 ) Trim the edges of the bread ( if you prefer it ) Cut it into a triangle and again cut that triangle to a smaller triangle and set aside. You can cut the bread into a round or small square pieces, whatever shape and size you prefer.


2 ) Mash the boiled potato very well, with no lumps. Then add turmeric powder, green chili, ginger, coriander leaves, salt to taste and mix ingredients well. If you prefer you can lightly fry the chili, ginger in oil, then add turmeric powder, coriander leaves, stir and take off stove, then add to the potato and mix to make the stuffing.


3 ) Make the
besan batter, by adding all the powders listed with besan and add a cup of water to make a loose batter. Add salt to taste.

4 ) Keep a plate with little water to dip the bread pieces. Now take one bread triangle piece at a time, dip in water on both side quickly and then press with both your palms to squeeze off excess water out. Now spread a little potato stuffing on the bread slice, then dip another triangle piece in water and squeeze off excess water and then place on the stuffed piece. Press and seal the sides lightly. Make use of all the triangle pieces to make similar stuffed bread pieces and keep ready to dip in batter and fry.


5 ) Heat enough oil in a kadai / wok. When the oil is hot enough, reduce heat to medium, then dip one stuffed bread piece at a time in the besan batter and then slide into the hot oil. Fry on both sides to golden brown color. Drain off the oil and transfer to a paper towel.

6 ) To make plain bread pakoda - cut the bread slices to desired shape and size and then dip in the above given besan
batter and fry in oil.

Serve with tomato ketchup and have along with tea.

10 comments:

Gulmohar said...

That's interesting Pravs..Will try your version next time I make bread pakoda :-)

Andhra Flavors said...

first time in ur blog. you have a nice place here.
everything looks delicious. visit my blog once.

Cham said...

I ve tasted plain bread but stuffing the bread is real treat!

Tina said...

Interesting and delicious one...

Srivalli said...

Pravs, that's such a tempting snack!

Happy cook said...

Wowwwwwwwww wish i could grab them from my screen looks super super delicous.

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here......
Stuffed bread Pakoda looks very hot and crispy....
A lovely tea-time snack
Nice clicks!!!

Do check my blog when u find time

with luv,
ArunaManikandan
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Suparna said...

hey that's a spicy nice twist to the pakodas, good ones. great for tea time eats!

Chitra said...

I've tried this once for my doter..Looks yumm ..

ann said...

aaha,thats goin to be a real treat Pravs..cheers !!