Bread Pakoras

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Serves 2-3

Crispy & delicious Bread Pakoras are the perfect quick mid-morning or evening snack. Delicious bread squares coated with a spicy batter and fried, these make for quite a lovely treat and taste wonderful with a chilli dip or ketchup.

bread slices, preferably a day or two old
(very fresh bread will be too soft and might fall apart when dipped in the gram flour batter)
1 cup
gram flour
1 tsp
1 tbsp
hot oil
1 tbsp
rice flour
1 tsp
cumin seeds
chopped green chillies
(adjust to your taste)
1 tsp
red chili powder
4 tbsp
chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp
chopped fenugreek/methi leaves
a pinch of
turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 cup
water to make a batter

First, trim the bread slices by cutting off the crusts all around. Then divide each slice into 4 squares.

Mix the rest of the ingredients to form a batter, but be careful and add the water gradually to ensure your batter is of the right consistency. It should be of pouring consistency but not too watery. If the bread pieces break when dipped into the batter, then it means the batter is too thick, therefore add a bit of water to lighten it up slightly.

Heat some oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add the slices, a few at a time. Turn them over every now and then so they get evenly cooked on both sides, adjust the flame to medium so they get to form a nice crispy crust and once they are crispy and golden, drain and blot them on some tissues.

Serve immediately with chutney or dip of your choice.

Enjoy! :)



asak fauzia

thanx soo much, my father in law is vegetarian.he likes snacks so much at evening time. and your website is too gud which will helps me for the dishes.jazakallah khair.thanquuuu soo much

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, you can yes but fresh bread will absorb a lot of oil during frying.

s/a sis fauzia realy we are so happy to have you . this your site and all your recipes are excelent mashallah . i would like to buy your book if you have. i like cook something new everyday diffrent.

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W/Salaam, thank you Siddika! At the moment I don't have a book published yet. But inshaAllah with your duas, soon!

Can v use wheat instead of gram flour?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No, you need gram flour for this.

Salam dear. Do we need to deep fry them?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, you can either deep or shallow fry. Best results when deep fried.

Any way of doing this without frying?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Have never tried an alternative method of preparing these.

Can you make these ahead of time? If yes, how do you store and reheat?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

These are best made and served fresh else they will lose some of their crispiness if made earlier and stored.

thnx for the brilliant recipe! made them for breakfast today! my hubby and dad were very impressed! so easy to make and delicious. defineately a recipe to use later in ramadan xx

shahanaz's picture

Assalam,gram flour,is it bassan?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes it is.

What is chick peas and peprika powder

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Please check on google to see how chickpeas look. Paprika powder is powder made from dried red capsicum/bell pepper.

fatima nuzra's picture

salams...thnx fr da yummy recipies...can we bake da bread pakoras??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, have never tried baking them but you can give that a try. :)

Hi fauzia, I made bread pakoras today they were yummmmmy. Thanks a million xx

Hi. I made these bread pakoras. So delicious. My family liked these so much. Thanks