Bread Pakora ( Tiffin Treats for Kids )
by Tarla Dalal
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bread pakora is a tasty variation to the very very famous Mumbai Street Food. The Punjabi bread pakora is a prefect tiffin box recipe for kids. We have tested the stuffed paneer bread pakora for tiffins to see that it remains good to eat even after 5 hours. stuffed paneer bread pakora are fritters which are derived from Punjab Usually, pakora's can be made with potatoes, brinjal, onions, paneer and many more.
Paneer bread pakora is super quick and easy to make. Bread pakora can be made with and without stuffing. We have made bread pakora stuffed with paneer filling. It is definitely a treat to your taste buds.
For those who thought Vada Pav and Pav Bhaji to be the only bread-based roadside snacks, Bread Pakora is sure to be an eye-opener.
We have divided the procedure of bread pakora into 2 steps, first to make the paneer stuffing, we have taken grated paneer in a deep dowl. Combined it with grated carrot, crushed green peas, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander. Naturally, paneer has a bland flavour which actually makes it a versatile ingredient as it easily absorbs all the flavours. Check for salt and spices and adjust the seasoning before stuffing it between the bread.
Place a slice of bread on a clean, dry and flat surface and spread a portion of the paneer mixture evenly over it. Place another slice of bread over it, press lightly and cut it diagonally into 2 equal pieces. 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. Serve Paneer bread pakora immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.
Although these batter-fried quick bread pakora 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 Punjabi bread pakora 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.
Punjabi bread pakora is a perfect snack to have to have as an evening tea snack with a cup of hot Masala Chai or cool Falooda.
Enjoy bread pakora recipe | stuffed paneer bread pakora for tiffins | Punjabi bread pakora | quick bread pakora | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make bread pakora, divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
- Place a slice of bread on a clean, dry surface and spread a portion of the stuffing evenly over it.
- Place another slice of bread over it, press lightly and cut it diagonally into 2 equal pieces.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 2 more pieces.
- Dip each piece in the batter till it is evenly coated from all the sides, slide in hot oil and deep-fry on a medium flame till the bread pakora turn light brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. Drain the bread pakoras on absorbent paper.
- Cool the bread pakora slightly and wrap in an aluminium foil or cling film or pack in a tiffin box along with tomato ketchup. It stays fresh for 5 hours.
Bread Pakora ( Tiffin Treats for Kids ) recipe with step by step photos
Pakoda or bhajiya are crispy, deep-fried fritters that can be relished for breakfast,evening snack or even along with meals. The most commonly used flour is besan but, the addition of rice flour, corn flour or refined flour adds a crispy texture to the fried pakora. You can make use of any vegetable or even bread or fruit to make fried pakoras. The fried bhajiya can be eaten as it is with sweet chutney or green chutney along with a cup of chai. You can even stuff them between pav and make a wholesome snack. Like bread pakora recipe| stuffed paneer bread pakora for tiffins | Punjabi bread pakora | quick bread pakora | then below are some of my favorite pakora recipes :
To make paneer stuffing for bread pakora recipe | stuffed paneer bread pakora for tiffins | Punjabi bread pakora | quick bread pakora | in a deep bowl grate a bowl of paneer. Paneer or cottage cheese is a popular cheese in India. It is made using only two ingredients, milk & an acidic agent. Our website has a detailed recipe to make homemade paneer with step by step photos. You can refer this recipe and prepare soft, fresh paneer block at home. If not, then you can easily buy fresh paneer from a local dairy or packaged frozen paneer. In case, the frozen paneer is too hard, you can submerge it in hot water for 15-20 minutes & then use it. You can also make use of tofu to make vegan bread pakora.
Add grated carrot. It provides the stuffing with a pleasant sweetness.
Add boiled and lightly mashed green peas. We have boiled the peas in a microwave with water for 7 minutes. If using fresh green peas, string them, remove from the pods and use them. You can even boil the green peas directly on the stovetop in a saucepan. Mashing them is important so, the bread slice does not break while stuffing.
Add chilli powder. This recipe is for kids tiffin so, we have used very less quantity of chilli powder. If you like it spicy, then add more or also, add some finely chopped green chillies.
Add turmeric powder.
Add chopped coriander.
Add salt to taste. Add spices according to the taste you prefer.
Mix everything well and our paneer stuffing is ready. Naturally, paneer has a bland flavour which actually makes it a versatile ingredient as it easily absorbs all the flavours. Check for salt and spices and adjust the seasoning before stuffing it between the bread.
To prepare the batter for bread pakora, in a deep bowl, take ¾ cup of besan.
Add around ⅓ cup of water. The quantity of water will depend upon the quality of besan.
Add some turmeric powder to give a yellow hue to the batter.
For a spicy hint, add little chilli powder.
Furthermore, add a pinch of asafoetida. It helps aid digestion.
Add salt to taste.
Combine all the ingredients and mix well to form a lump-free, smooth batter. The batter needs to have a slightly thick, pasty consistency as we will be using it to coat the bread slices.
To make bread pakora recipe | stuffed paneer bread pakora for tiffins | Punjabi bread pakora | quick bread pakora | place a slice of bread on a clean, dry surface. You can use big or small bread slice of the white or brown variety.
Spread a portion of the stuffing evenly over it.
Place another slice of bread over it.
Press lightly and cut it diagonally into 2 equal pieces.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 2 more pieces of bread pakoda.
To deep-fry bread pakora, heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip bread pakoda in the batter one by one. Dip each piece in the batter till it is evenly coated from all the sides, slide in hot oil and deep-fry on a medium flame.
Fry the bread pakoras in small batches as you don’t want to drop the temperature of oil suddenly by over-crowding the pan. Deep-fry on a medium flame till golden brown in colour from one side. Do not stir in the initial few seconds or else the batter will stick to the slotted spoon.
Flip and fry to cook the cottage cheese bread pakoras evenly from all sides.
Remove the paneer stuffed bread pakodas using a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
You can serve the bread pakore | stuffed paneer bread pakora for tiffins | Punjabi bread pakora | quick bread pakora | immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.
If not eating bread pakore immediately you can pack it for kids tiffin box. So cool stuffed paneer bread pakora for tiffins | slightly and wrap in an aluminium foil or cling film or pack in a tiffin box along with tomato ketchup. These bread pakoras will stay fresh for 5 to 6 hours.
Nutrient values per pakoda
|Vitamin A||389.2 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||-0.3 mg|
|Vitamin B2||-0.4 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0 mg|
|Vitamin C||3.5 mg|
|Folic Acid||31.4 mcg|
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