• Sheetal Jandial

Bread Pakora / Besan ka Toast

Updated: Apr 7

A breakfast recipe that is really an all-day snack option – much like Vada Pav and Poha.

This one is a basic recipe of Besan ka Toast / Bread Pakora, easy to modify as per your taste:

- make a mint chutney sandwich, dip it in the besan mix and fry.

- stuff the potato mix used for aloo bonda / batata vada between two slices of bread, dip it in the besan mix and fry.

- place a slice of paneer or a couple of teaspoons of paneer bhurji between two slices of bread, dip it in the besan mix and fry.

- a three slice / layer bread pakora could be made using layers of a potato mix & mint chutney or tomato ketchup & mint chutney… any combination that you like!

- cheese! always a good option

Makes: 8 plain bread pakoras

Time taken: 20 minutes

Ingredients to make Bread Pakora

(for 8 plain bread pakoras)

4 slices of white bread / whole wheat bread – cut diagonally

Cooking oil for deep frying

For the besan mix

2 cups besan / gramflour

2 medium sized onions – finely chopped

2 – 3 green chillies – finely chopped

A few sprigs of coriander – finely chopped

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp red chilli powder

Salt to taste

Water as required – for a pancake batter consistency

Method of making Bread Pakora

Start heating cooking oil in a kadhai / frying pan to a medium hot temperature.

If the cooking oil is too hot, the bread pakora will turn brown quickly and will not cook through, leaving the bread soggy and raw in the middle.

Combine all the ingredients listed under besan mix. Dip the diagonally cut slices of bread in the besan mix and fry on medium heat, till golden brown.

Serve besan ka toast / bread pakora hot with mint chutney or a condiment of your choice and masala / adrak (ginger) chai.

My personal favourite is besan ka toast with aam ka achaar (mango pickle) & adrak chai !

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