Bread Fritters || Bread Pakora || How to Make Bread Pakora with step-by-step photos and Video
Bread fritters are delicious, savory Pakistani tea-time snacks and breakfast. This most popular and deep-fried bread pakora is quite easy to make. you can either make it without any fillings with just bread and the batter or fill it with spicy mashed potato.
I made it just by dipping it into the batter and then frying it and serve as an evening snack
Mainly Bread pakora is the much-loved snack of deep-fried and savory bread fritters. these bread fritters are made with gram flour batter by mixing basic spices and herbs. these pakoras can be prepared by choice. like you can stuff cheese potatoes, spicy potatoes, or another veg filling like peas, potato, carrot, bell pepper, and spring onion. a lot of variations can be done with bread it's up to you
What are Bread Fritters?
Bread fritters are not a common thing in Pakistani homes but are quite popular on the street of Pakistan, they are also served in cafes, tiffin services, and stalls at roadside restaurants across Pakistan
There are two types of Bread Pakoras:
The first is the stuffed bread pakoras that I have mentioned above. usually, it has spiced potato stuffing dipped in gram flour batter and fried. The second is an easy recipe of a simple batter-coated bread that is deep-fried
For the best result follow my detailed step-by-step photo, video and instructions tips and video below
My super simple and easy bread pakora recipe will help you make street-style crispbread pakoras at home, though I didn’t stuff anything in bread pakora. the taste of bread pakora is super delicious when you will try this bread pakora you could realize how is it tasty
Deep frying bread pakoras is faster than the other methods as they do take time. so deep fry them if you are making a lot.
You can easily adapt this recipe to make stuffed bread pakoras too. simply prepare spiced mashed aloo or cheese potato and spiced mashed veggies filling and spread the filling over bread and cover with another slice and then cut into halves then dip into gram flour batter and fry
The consistency of the gram flour batter is very important. it has to be neither too thick nor runny. with runny batter, bread pakoras will absorb a lot of oil. the batter has to be in between too thick and too thin
Frybread pakoras on a high flame will brown then quickly from outside without cooking the batter well. so the flame has to be medium. if you fry them on low heat. they will soak up excess oil
You need to be gentle while dipping the bread in batter and even while sliding them into the oil bread pakoras have to fry on medium heat until crisp and golden
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Take a bowl and combine gram flour, baking soda, and salt, stir to mix well
Next gradually start adding water to the gram flour to a smooth, light, and thick pouring batter. Note: the batter should be light and fluffy
Next, add crushed red chili powder, roasted and crushed cumin-coriander powder, and then mix well
Add chopped green-red chilies and coriander, and mix well. The batter is ready to use
Cut the bread slices into four pieces
Dip each piece of bread into the prepared batter. make sure it is coated on the sides as well as gently swipe the excess batter
Drop in the hot oil.do not disturb for a few minutes, if you have a large pan then you can fry 5 to 7 in one batch
On a medium-high flame fry until one side turns golden. then turn it to the other side and fry until both the sides turn crisp and golden
Drain them out of the oil
And place them on a kitchen napkin to remove excess oil
Ingredients for batter:
- 1 cup, gram flour
- ½ tsp, baking soda
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp, red chili flakes
- 1/3 tsp, turmeric powder
- 1/3 tsp, roasted and crushed cumin seeds
- ½ tbsp, roasted and crushed coriander seeds
- 1/3 tsp, turmeric powder
- 1/3 cup, of water
- 1 tbsp, red and green chilies chopped
- 1 tbsp, chopped coriander leaves
- 3 pcs, bread slices
- Oil for frying
How to Make Bread Pakoda?
Making the batter: Take a bowl and combine gram flour, baking soda, and salt, stir to mix well next gradually start adding water into the gram flour to a smooth, light, and thick pouring batter. Note: the batter should be light and fluffy. Next, add crushed red chili powder, roasted and crushed cumin-coriander powder, and then mix well. Add chopped green-red chilies and coriander, and mix well. The batter is ready to use
Check if the oil is hot first, to check to drop a small portion of the batter in the oil. It has to rise slowly without browning a lot. this is the right temperature when the oil is almost keeping it to medium flame. Cut the bread slices into four pieces
Frying Bread Pakora: Dip each piece of bread into the prepared batter. make sure it is coated on the sides as well as gently swipe the excess batter. Drop in the hot oil.do not disturb for a few minutes, if you have a large pan then you can fry 5 to 7 in one batch. On a medium-high flame fry until one side turns golden. then turn it to the other side and fry until both sides turn crisp and golden. Drain them out of the oil and place them on a kitchen napkin to remove excess oil. Serve hot with tea or coffee
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