The first time I ate bread pakoras was when a friend invited me for a meal at a Gurudwara in London. A Gurudwara is a sikh's place of worship. They were really tasty and I still remember seeing them made hot and being served with a hot cup of tea.What are bread pakoras? These are fritters made using bread, flour and sometimes mixed vegetables. My recipe for bread pakoras is here. In this recipe, I soak the bread and mix it with chickpea flour and vegetables to make pakoras.The bread pakoras I ate in the Gurudwara were made with slices of bread dipped in chick pea batter. These are a punjabi speciality. I made these bread pakoras by stuffing them with a samaso filling. They make a tasty and filling snack.
Course: Breakfast, picnic food, Snack
Keyword: bhajias, bread pakora, sandwich
Author: Mina Joshi
12-14 slices of bread
1 -2 cups chick pea flour
2 medium potatoes – cut into small cubes
2 onions- sliced
2 cup of any frozen mixed vegetables
2 chilies chopped finely (green or red are fine)
salt and pepper to taste for the samosa filling and for the batter
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp splenda or sugar
1 tsp garam masala
A handful of chopped coriander
some green chutney to spread on the bread
handful of coriander
any dip, chutney or ketchup
2 cups oil
Heat the oil in a non stick saucepan and add the potato cubes and mixed vegetables. Stir these and add the salt, pepper, green chilies and allow them to soften. Add a couple of tablespoons of water if the mixture is sticking to the bottom. Once the vegetables are soft, add the lemon juice, sugar, coriander and the garam masala. Stir and remove from heat. Your stuffing is ready. (you can make the filling as spicy as you like)
Mix one cup of chickpea flour with one cup of water, All the salt and pepper to the batter and some coriander.
Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan for shallow frying.
Spread some green chutney and the samosa mix between two slices of bread. If you like onions, add a couple of slices of onions on the top and cut the bread into triangles or rectangles.
Dip the bread squares or traingles into the batter and then shallow fry them in the hot oil until nice and crispy.