Bread Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )


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For those who thought vada pava and pav bhaji to be the only bread-based roadside snacks, Bread Pakoda is sure to be an eye-opener. Although these batter-fried bread fritters are available all over the country, Mumbai’s street-side vendors have their signature creations, which are a class apart. Prepared with or without fillings such as aloo and green peas, this mouth-watering deep-fried snack gets all the more exciting when topped with a variety of chutneys. Enjoy it hot and fresh off the kadhai, customized to your taste.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 plates
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Ingredients
Method
For the aloo masala

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the potatoes, green peas, turmeric powder, ginger-green chilli paste, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for one minute.
  4. Divide into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place a slice of bread on a clean, dry and flat surface and spread a portion of the aloo masala evenly over it.
  2. Place another slice of bread over it, press lightly and cut it diagonally into 2 equal pieces.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip one piece at a time in the batter and deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 3 more bread pakodas.
  5. Serve immediately with meetha chutney, teekha chutney or sukha lehsun ka chutney.

Handy tip:

  1. For the aloo stuffing in this recipe, you may avoid using green peas if required. Further, you may also use leftover batata vada mixture as a filling for this recipe.

Variation:

  1. Make these bhajjis without the stuffing! apply teekha chutney and sukha lehsun ka chutney between the bread slices, coat with batter and deep fry.


RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook
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 on 27 Mar 15 09:50 AM


I always wanted to try this at home..Because I just love to eat these pakodas on the roadsides..I made them at home before cricket match started and my family and myself just enjoyed it..I also made the dry garlic chutney along with it.. It was superb!!!