Stuffed bread pakoda

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:4
Rated : 4 Stars
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Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the stuffing:
  • 2 - Potatoes (to make about 2 cups, mashed)
  • 1 - onion, chopped finely
  • 1 inch - ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1-2 - green chillies, thinly sliced (or as per taste)
  • 1/4 cup - frozen peas (boiled if using fresh)
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - Urad Dal (split black gram)
  • 1 tsp - cumin-coriander powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam Masala (or use chaat/pav bhaji masala)
  • Salt to taste
  • A few Curry leaves and Cilantro to garnish
  • For the covering:
  • Around 8 slices - wholegrain bread
  • 1 cup - besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1/2 cup - Rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric
  • 1/2-1 tsp - chilli powder (or as per taste)
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • A little salt (since the stuffing has salt too)

How to Make Stuffed bread pakoda

  • Slice the crusts off the bread or, optionally, you could leave them on. If slicing, you can use the crust to make bread crumbs.
  • Meanwhile steam or boil the potatoes.
  • Mash them well. You can retain the skins for nutrition or peel them if you wish to.
  • In a skillet, heat 1 tsp of oil.
  • Temper the mustard seeds and when they start popping, add urad dal, cumin seeds, ginger and chillies along with onions.
  • Add the spices and salt and, when you get an aroma, add the mashed potatoes along with peas. Mix in the herbs.
  • Taste and test for seasoning. Adjust accordingly.
  • Take one slice of the bread.
  • Spread the potato mixture on one side of the bread.
  • Place another slice on top.
  • Press it tightly so that it holds together.
  • The mashed potato will hold the bread in place.
  • Cut this diagonally to make two slices.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the batter/coating in a bowl.
  • Add enough water to make a thick batter which will help to coat the bread slices.
  • Dip one stuffed slice in the batter and coat both the sides.
  • Drop this into medium-high hot oil.
  • When you find the bottom turning red/brown, turn over to the other side.
  • Once done, drop it on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve with chutney, ketchup or chilli sauce.
  • Recipe Courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/