Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing

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For those who thought Vada Pav 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.

A perfect snack to have to have as an evening tea snack with a cup of hot Masala Chai or cool Falooda .

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Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing recipe - How to make Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 plates
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4 slices bread
oil for deep-frying

For The Aloo Masala
1 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 cup boiled and coarsely mashed green peas
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Smooth Batter (using 1/2 Cup Water)
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

For Serving
meetha chutney
teekha chutney
sukha lehsun ka chutney
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.


  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.

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Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 31 Jul 16 08:59 PM

I really like the recipe its very quick and easy way its really tasty too.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Madhavi, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !
01 Aug 16 08:43 AM
Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 17 Jun 16 04:49 PM

It''s very tasty...loved the bread pakoras...thanks for sharing :)
Bread Pakoda, Mumbai Bread Pakora with Aloo Stuffing
 on 13 Jun 16 06:07 AM

Yummmy, thanks for the recipes... Keep updating us with ur lovely recipes
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Shreya. We are delighted you loved theBread Pakoda recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
13 Jun 16 12:15 PM
Bread Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 11 Jan 16 04:32 PM

Love this recipe. Did not use peas. Served with coriander leaf chutney. Everyone loved it. Thank you very much for sharing.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Kalyani. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
11 Jan 16 05:08 PM
Bread Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 04 Jan 16 12:17 AM

It tastes so good...Thanks for the recipe... It tastes good with tomato catch-up and tamarind chutney.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you so much Akhilesh for your good words. We are glad this recipe worked for you. Keep trying more recipes from our website and feel free to ask us if you have any questions.
04 Jan 16 09:27 AM
Bread Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 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!!!