Deep Fried Bread Pakoras Recipe

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Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
CuisineCourse
TasteFeel
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Firm white bread slice4
 Gram flour1 Cup (16 tbs) (Besan)
 Rice flour1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Asafoetida1 Pinch (Hing)
 Cumin seeds1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
 Green chilies2 , finely chopped
 Cilantro1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (Green Coriander)
 Water10 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup And 2 Tablespoons)
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1180 Calories from Fat 1031

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 116 g179.2%

Saturated Fat 15.1 g75.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 613.7 mg25.6%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.6%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 7 g14.7%

Vitamin A 3.1% Vitamin C 20.8%

Calcium 2.5% Iron 11.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Remove the crust from all sides of the bread and slice the bread lengthwise into 3 equal parts.
2. In a medium size bowl, mix togethergGram flour (besan), rice flour, asafetida, cumin seeds, and salt. Rice flour adds to the crispness of the dish.
3. Slowly add water to the mixture to form a smooth batter. (Batter should be the consistency of pancake batter or dosa batter)
4. Next, add the green chilies and cilantro and mix well.

MAKING
5. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat; frying pan should have at least 11/2 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil. The batter should come up but not change color right away.
6. Dip the bread slices in the batter one at a time and slowly drop it into the frying pan.
7. Fry the pakoras in small batches. The pakoras will take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
8. Turn them occasionally. Fry the pakoras until both sides are golden-brown; repeat this process for the others.

SERVING
9. The crispy and delicious pakoras are served hot with cilantro chutney or tamarind chutney.

TIPS
If oil is too hot pakoras will cook too fast and will not be crispy; if oil is not hot enough pakoras will be greasy. Adjust the heat as needed while cooking.
Use 1/4 cup of chopped spinach or 2 tablespoons of chopped fenugreek leaves as a substitute for the chopped cilantro.
The bread pakoras are best when dipped with a fresh cilantro chutney or tamarind chutney.
Pakoras can be made one day in advance do not refrigerate. When ready to eat, place on a cookie sheet and heat in the preheated oven on 300°F

Editors Review

Are you looking for an Indian recipe that can be a snack, appetizer and even finger food? Something that can be enjoyed with family and can be served to guests or party? Well, Chef Manjula makes deep fried bread pakoras that look stunningly delicious. She is cooking with great interest involving some very simple cooking techniques like mixing and deep frying.
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