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TAWA BREAD PAKORA

mayurisjikoni
Tawa Bread Pakora is a healthier version of the famous deep fried bread pakora. Bread pakora is a snack where stuffing is added between two slices of bread, dipped in chickpea flour batter and deep fried.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Light Meal, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices bread medium
  • 3-4 tbsp oil

FOR THE STUFFING:

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup peas boiled
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger minced or grated
  • 1 tsp garlic minced or finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chillis finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped

FOR THE CHICKPEA BATTER:

  • ¾ cup chickpea flour besan
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp carom seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ -1 cup water
  • tsp soda bicarbonate

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE POTATO FILLING:

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • As soon as the seeds beging to sizzle, add chopped onion.
  • Stir fry till the onion becomes soft and lightly brown.
  • Add garlic, ginger and green chillis. Stir fry for a minute.
  • Add mashed potatoes, peas,garam masala, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • Take the pan off the heat. Add chopped coriander and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Allow the stuffing to cool down a bit. If you use hot stuffing, it will make the bread soggy.

PREPARATION OF THE CHICKPEA BATTER:

  • Mix all the ingredients for the batter in a wide dish.
  • Add water little at a time as the batter should not be too thick or too thin.
  • As I dipped the bread in the batter, I used about 1 cup water. If you are going to brush the batter over the slices then ¾ cup water should be enough.

PREPARATION OF THE TAWA BREAD PAKORA

  • Spread the filling on 4 slices of bread. Don't make the layer too thin or too thick.
  • Cover the filling with the remaining slices.
  • Cut the sandwiched bread slices into triangles.
  • Heat a frying pan, skillet or tawa over medium heat.
  • Add about 1 to 2 tbsp of oil.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Dip one triangle of the stuffed bread in the batter.
  • Coat it well. If need be use a pastry brush.
  • Gently place the coated bread triangle in the hot pan or tawa.
  • Allow it to cook till golden brown.
  • Flip it over and allow it to cook till golden brown.
  • Using a spatula, make the triangle stand on one of its side. Cook. Repeat till all three sides are cooked well.
  • Repeat with the remaining slices.
  • Depending on the size of the pan, you can pan fry either 2-3 triangles together.
  • Serve Bread Pakora with your favourite chutney or sauce.

Notes

  • Add other vegetables of your choice to the potato filling.
  • If you wish you can spread green or red chutney on the slices before adding the filling.
  • Add grated paneer or cheese if you wish.
  • Replace fresh coriander with fresh fenugreek. Tastes really good.
  • Best to use bread that is not very fresh.
  • You can deep fry the bread pakoras if you wish.
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