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Bread Pakora Recipe | How to make Bread Fritters

Bread Pakora (Bread Fritter) is a tasty snack that takes less than 20 mins to cook. Enjoy Bread Pakoras with hot beverages such as Tea or Coffee along with some Coriander Chutney or Tomato Sauce.
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Bread Pakora (Bread Fritters) is an excellent tasty snack which is delicious and super easy to make at home. Pakoras are also known as Fritters and is a popular snack in India and neighbouring countries. Pakoras are readily available as street food in India and there are lots of varieties to it. Bread Pakora is one of these street foods and goes well with tea or coffee. Bread Pakora recipe is quick and simple snack recipe. This recipe is also known as Bread Fritters recipe.

If you are from India or have ever visited India, you must have already heard about Pakoras. If you have visited any Asian or Indian restaurant then also it is very likely that you would have definitely heard about it or found it in a menu card. Pakoras are an all time snack in India and available in almost all the restaurants. They are very common street food and there are lots of varieties to it.

Pakoras (Fritters) are especially popular during rainy season and when offered with a cup of tea or coffee is the ultimate combination. When eating Pakoras with a hot beverage like tea or coffee you get great taste of sweet and chilli. It is a great food experience to eat Pakoras with hot beverage and sauce. There are many varieties of Pakoras (Fritters) such as – Aloo Pakora, Onion Pakora, Paneer PakodaChilli Fritters, Gobi Pakora and many more.

Bread Pakora Recipe | How to make Bread Fritters

Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora (Bread Fritters) mainly require few slices of Bread and Gram flour to prepare the batter. It is a quick and simple dish that takes less than 20 mins to prepare. Usually people eat Bread Pakora with some hot beverages such as Tea or Coffee along with Coriander Chutney or Tomato Ketchup. Since it is very easy to make this dish it is also a great option for breakfast. Pakoras (Fritters) are basically calorie rich food and we do not recommend them for everyday breakfast or snack.

Since Bread Pakora is a calorie powerhouse, parents should be careful when planning it as breakfast. As Pakoras are calorie rich food they can easily lead to weight gain in children.

There are few different ways in which you can make Bread Pakora. In this article we are covering the unstuffed Bread Pakora recipe. Stuffed Bread Pakora recipe is also very similar to this recipe except that in case of stuffed Bread Pakoras bread is stuffed with some other food such as with mashed potato masala.

Since, Bread Pakora is a calorie Powerhouse we recommend having them in limited quantity. In case you planning for weight loss, you should strictly stay away from all kinds of Pakoras including Bread Pakora (Bread Fritter).

Since Bread Pakoras (Bread Fritters) are fried and oily hence consuming them in large quantity can lead to acidity. Therefore eating them in moderation is the best way to enjoy them without any health issues.


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Ingredients for Bread Pakora

Here is the list of all ingredients that you need to make Bread Pakora. Most of the ingredients as mentioned in this Bread Pakora recipe should be easily available in nearby grocery or local supermarket. If you are living outside, many of these ingredients are now-a-days readily available in major supermarkets due to their extensive use in cooking.

Spices

Almost all the spices listed for the dish are commonly available. If you are living outside India and struggling to get hold of few exception spices like Carom seeds (Ajwain) you may skip it. In such case you can experiment with adding any other common spices – Chilli flakes, Oregano, Parsley, Chives etc available in the market.

Carom seeds provide additional flavour to the dish and there is no harm in experimenting with other local spices in case you cannot find them in your local stores. One of the other key spices that you need for this dish is the Garam Masala. Garam Masala is a mixture of many Indian spices in certain proportions. Since it is a key spice in many asian dishes it is readily available in many superstores outside India.

There are many popular Garam Masala brands available in market but personally we prefer M.D.H spices. This is because these spices give great authentic Indian flavour. If you want to go for authentic and fresh spice taste go for MDH Garam Masala.

We are not an affiliate to M.D.H spices however we recommend them to get the great Indian and fresh spice flavour.

Bread

White Bread which is commonly found in local stored and food supermarkets is mostly used to prepare the dish. Use medium sized bread to make the dish. You can use soft bread to make the dish as it will be much more crispy and crunchy. You can also use Brown bread however since this is a fried dish there are very less health advantages of using one for this dish.

Preparation Steps to make Bread Pakora

Making Bread Pakora is very easy and there are few simple preparation steps to make the dish. To make Bread Pakora let us first finely chop Green chillies and Coriander leaves. These we will add to the batter for added flavour.

Now to prepare the batter, take Gram Flour, Rice flour, Red chillies powder, green chillies, coriander leaves, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Salt and Carom Seeds in a bowl and add 1.5 cup water to it.

Ingredients to make Bread Pakora
Ingredients to make Bread Pakora

Now mix all Ingredients properly so that there are no lump formations else it will spoil the experience. Your batter is now ready.

Mix all ingredients to prepare batter for Bread Pakora
Mix all ingredients to prepare batter for Bread Pakora

How to make Bread Pakora

Cut each Bread slice into 4 pieces cutting diagonally. You can remove the border of the bread slices in case it is hard. Though some people like them anyways.

Take approx 2 cup Vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and put it on gas and switch it to high flame. This step you can do while you prepare the batter so that the oil is quite hot by now.

Once the oil is hot enough you can then start making Bread Pakora . To check if the oil is hot, take 1/4 tsp batter and drop it in the frying pan. If it makes intense fizzing sound and the batter drop immediately floats in the oil then it means oil is ready for frying.

Take Bread slices and wrap them well with bread pakora batter from all sides.

Triangle shaped breads dipped in Bread Pakora Batter
Cut breads diagonally and dip them in the Bread Pakora batter

Now drop these breads in the hot oil.

Dip Bread pieces into Bread Pakora batter and put them into hot cooking oil for deep frying
Fry Bread Pakora until they turn golden brown in color. Be cautious of the spatter from hot oil while cooking

Be cautious of the hot oil spatter as they may cause burn. This may happen if you accidentally drop water droplets in the hot oil, so be careful.


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While you fry, roll over Bread Pakoras so they can fry evenly from both sides. Fry Bread Pakora until they turn golden brown in colour. Once they get the required colour you can take them out using slotted turner or slotted spoon.

Always be cautious of the hot oil spatter as they may cause serious burn injuries. This can happen if you accidentally drop water droplets in the hot oil. In case of any such burns, get medical attention immediately.

Golden brown fried Bread Pakoras in hot oil
Once Bread Pakoras are golden brown in color it is time to take them out

You are now ready to serve and enjoy crispy Bread Pakoras.

Crispy Bread Pakoras taste best with Green Sauce and Tomato Ketchup
Crispy Bread Pakoras taste best with Green Sauce and Tomato Ketchup

Serving Ideas for Bread Pakoras

Usually Bread Pakoras are great combination with hot beverages such as Tea and Coffee. If you are going to serve Bread Pakoras then serving them with Tea along with some sauces such as – Garlic Sauce, Coriander Chutney or Tomato ketchup is a great idea.

Many people enjoy Pakoras especially during rainy season or during winters since they are warm and tasty. It is also a great idea to sprinkle some Chat Masala and some herbs such as Parsley, Oregano, Chives on top of Bread Pakoras for additional flavour.

Sprinkle some Chat Masala and some herbs before serving
Sprinkle some Chat Masala and some herbs before serving

Chef Recommendations for Bread Pakora

  • In case while preparing the batter if there are any lump formations, then you would have to press them to dissolve. If there are still some very fine lumps in the batter, leave it for few minutes and try breaking them again later. This time they should dissolve easily.
  • In case you do not have Rice flour, you can skip it and the Bread Pakora or Bread Fritters will still be delicious.
  • Do not fry Fritters or Pakoras on low flame as in such case they will soak more oil and not cook properly.
  • You can complement Bread Pakoras or Bread Fritters with Green Coriander Chutney aka Green sauce or Tomato Ketchup.

Users Ask

What to eat with Bread Pakora?

Hot Beverages and sauces such as Garlic sauce, Coriander Chutney, Chilli Sauce or Tomato Ketchup are great combination for Bread Pakoras. While serving top it with some chat masala and herbs such as Oregano, Parsley, Chives can enhance the flavour.

While you can have Bread Pakoras any day, mostly these are great snacks during rainy season and winters when the climate is cold or moderate.

Which Bread to use for Bread Pakora?

White Bread is best fit to make Bread Pakora however you can use Brown bread as well to make the dish. Since there are no specific health benefits to achieve from Brown bread use hence you should focus on taste. It is more a matter of personal preference but white bread should be the common choice.

You can use medium to large slice soft breads to make crispy bread pakoras. In case the Bread is not soft Bread Pakoras will feel a bit harder and chewy.

Is Bread Pakora healthy?

No Bread Pakoras (Bread Fritters) are not good for your health. Ideally non of the Pakoras (Fritters) fit the bill of being healthy hence the same advice is applicable to all. Pakoras are calorie rich and fried food hence are not good for heart and can easily lead to weight gain. Even if you replace White bread with Brown bread the dish will still remain unhealthy.

The only reason you should ever have Bread Pakoras is to try a different variety and for its taste. Since it is fried food it is tasty and addictive. Eating Bread Pakoras occasionally and in moderate quantity can help you enjoy them without any adverse effect to your health.

Does Bread Pakora increase weight?

Yes, Bread Pakoras (Bread Fritters) have a high tendency to increase your weight. Bread Pakoras (Bread Fritters) are fried food and therefore are very calorie rich. Eating Bread Pakoras quite often can increase your weight drastically and also cause acidity.

You should only have Bread Pakoras occasionally and in moderate quantity. Eating Bread Pakoras occasionally for change of taste is a good idea but eating it regularly will have negative consequences on your health. If you care for your heart health and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle you should eat lesser fried food.

What is Bread Pakora called in English?

The name of Bread Pakora dish consists of two words – Bread and Pakora. Pakoras are called fritters in English and hence Bread Pakoras are called as Bread Fritters in English language.

Is Bread Pakora good for your health?

No Bread Pakoras are not good for your health. Even if you are fitness freak eating fried foods is not good for your health. If you are planning to lose weight or have challenges maintaining it Bread Pakoras or any Pakoras for that matter should be avoided.

You can still enjoy Bread Pakoras occasionally for their great taste but you should restrict their consumption to avoid weight gain and other health issues.

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Bread Pakora Recipe

Bread Pakora (Bread Fritter) is a tasty snack that takes less than 20 mins to cook. Enjoy Bread Pakoras with hot beverages such as Tea or Coffee along with some Coriander Chutney or Tomato Sauce.
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Course: Breakfast, Food Recipes, Snack, Snacks & Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Bread Pakora

  • 8 White Bread Medium Slices

Main Ingredients for Bread Pakora batter

  • 1 cup Gram Flour Besan
  • 40 g Green Chillies Hari Mirch
  • 1 tsp Table Salt As per taste
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chillies Powder Lal Mirch Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds Ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Few Coriander Leaves

Frying

  • Vegetable Oil for Deep Fry

Optional Ingredients for Bread Pakora

  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour Chawal Ka Aata

Instructions

How to make Bread Pakora Batter

  • Finely chop Green chillies and Coriander leaves.
    40 g Green Chillies, Few Coriander Leaves
  • Now to prepare the batter, take Gram Flour, Rice flour, Red chillies powder, green chillies, coriander leaves, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Salt and Carom Seeds in a bowl and add 1.5 cup water to it.
    1 cup Gram Flour, 40 g Green Chillies, 1 tsp Table Salt, 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, Few Coriander Leaves, 2 tbsp Rice Flour, 3/4 tsp Red Chillies Powder
  • Now mix all Ingredients properly so that there are no lump formations else it will spoil the experience. Your batter is now ready.

How to make Bread Pakora

  • Cut each Bread slice into 4 pieces cutting diagonally. You can remove the border of the bread slices in case it is hard. Though some people like them anyways.
    8 White Bread
  • Take approx 2 cup Vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and put it on gas and switch it to high flame. This step you can do while you prepare the batter so that the oil is quite hot by now.
    Vegetable Oil
  • Once the oil is hot enough you can then start making Bread Pakora. To check if the oil is hot, take 1/4 tsp batter and drop it in the frying pan. If it makes intense fizzing sound and the batter drop immediately floats in the oil then it means oil is ready for frying.
  • Take Bread slices and wrap them well with batter such that they are covered completely. Now drop it in the hot oil. Be cautious of the hot oil spatter as they may cause burn. This may happen if you accidentally drop water droplets in the hot oil, so be careful.
  • While you fry, roll over Bread Pakoras so they get fried evenly on both sides. Fry Bread Pakora until they turn golden brown in colour. Once they get the required colour you can take them out using slotted turner or slotted spoon.
  • Your Bread Pakoras are now ready to be served. Before serving, sprinkle some Chat Masala and some herbs such as Parsley and Oregano on top of Bread Pakoras for added flavour.

Notes

Some considerations while cooking and serving –
  • In case while preparing the batter if there are any lump formations, then you would have to press them to dissolve. When there are very fine lumps left in the batter, leave it for few minutes and
    try breaking them again. This time they should dissolve easily.
  • In case you do not have Rice flour, you can skip it and the Bread Pakora or Bread Fritters will still be delicious.
  • Do not fry Fritters or Pakoras on low flame as in such case they will soak more oil and not cook properly.
  • You can complement Bread Pakoras or Bread Fritters with Green Coriander Chutney aka Green sauce or Tomato Ketchup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 390kcal (20%) | Carbohydrates: 60g (20%) | Protein: 12g (24%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 943mg (41%) | Fiber: 6g (25%) | Sugar: 6g (7%)
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