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simple bread pakora recipe



Bread Pakora is a popular Indian snack made by deep frying bread coated in a batter of gram flour. Although there are many variations to this humble snack such as stuffing it with paneer or mashed potatoes, the plain or simple bread pakora is a delight in itself. Quick and easy to prepare, bread pakoras are perfect for evening snacks or for brightening up your monsoon days. Pair them with cup of piping hot chai (tea) to relish its flavours.

Get the best of both worlds - the taste you love and the health benefits you need - with simple bread pakora recipe

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white or whole grain bread

6 slices

gram flour (besan)

1 cup

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tablespoon

carom seeds (ajwain)

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Water as required

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

In a bowl, add the gram flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander leaves, carom seeds and salt.

Step 2:

Add water gradually and whisk the ingredients to make a smooth, lump-free batter. The consistency of the batter should be medium, neither too thick nor too thin.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a deep pan or kadai.

Step 4:

Take a bread slice, dip it into the gram flour batter, making sure it's evenly coated from all the sides.

Step 5:

Carefully place this coated bread slice into the hot oil.

Step 6:

Fry the bread slice on medium heat until it turns golden and crispy.

Step 7:

Drain it on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Step 8:

Repeat the same process for all the bread slices.

Step 9:

Serve the bread pakoras hot with ketchup or green chutney.

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