Servings : 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.
- 4-5 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 salt
- 1 tbsp hot oil
- 1 tbsp rice flour (optional)
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2-3 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.