Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stuffed Bread Pakoras

BM # Day 7

Last day of the BM # 6 and Valli has given a new twist to this marathon by pairing two bloggers and cooking from each other’s blog ...ofcourse keeping the theme in mind.My blog partner Manisha,has a Rajasthani blog and has some lovely recipes,a few were suitable for my picnic theme,but I picked up these Bread Pakoras.I am a person who believes in telepathy.....well while planning the 7 day posts this bread pakora was on the list.....and there it came on Manisha’s blog!!I have made a slight variation to this by stuffing a slice of paneer between the potato layer.
I made two types of pakoras with four slices ,the big jumbo pakora..and the other with three slices ,cut into quarters and then fried and cut.the mini ones go to Champa for the kids delight.Now the recipe...

Jumbo Bread Pakora
4 slices bread
Green chutney
A big slice of cottage cheese(as big as the bread slice)
1/2  cup potato mix

For the potato mix
1 large boiled mashed potato
1tsp oil
¼ tsp cumin seed
1/4tsp red chilly pwd
1/4tsp turmeric pwd
¼ tsp aamchoor pwd
Pinch garam masala
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves

Heat oil.
Add jeera,let it splutter.
Add potatoes and spices.
Mix well.

Besan batter
2 cups..besan
½ tsp chilly pwd
1/4tsp turmeric pwd
1/4tsp baking soda
Pinch hing
Salt to taste
Water for the dough

Mix all the ingredients and make a batter for pakoras.
Dont make it watery..n be careful..dont make it very thick .

How to go about
Spread a layer of potato mix on two slices of bread.
Place a cottage cheese slice  and make a sandwich.
Apply ketchup on the third slice and place it on one side of the sandwich..ketchup layer down.
Turn the sandwich.
Apply a generous layer of chutney on the fourth slice,place it on the sandwich...again chutney side down.
Both the top and bottom slices would be plain.
Dip into the batter and deep fry.
You have to be careful while frying this,since it is a jumbo sandwich.let it cool .
Cut diognally for best could cut it into fingers too.

The mini ones
You could use chutney ,ketchup and paneer.
You could use potato and cottage cheese.
Cut into quarters.
Deep fry.
This becomes simple to handle.
Cut the pakoras  diognally to see beautiful colors.

the mini ones

jumbo ones

This is the last day of this marathon,here are some of the recipes  I have posted in this series...
Chole Kuche Roll
Bun Samosa
Submarine Sandwich
Vegetable Corn Handvo
Choclate Cake

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  1. OMG.. those bread pakoras look sooooo good. Perfectly done. It was nice doing the marathon with Vaishali, thoroughly enjoyed all your picnic dishes. Looking forward to the next one.
    About your question regarding using tofu or paneer to make the egg(less) salad. I think you are best bet would be crumbling frozen tofu. Frozen tofu has a very dense texture that resembles egg a little bit. Let me know if you try it. Enjoy!!

  2. Pakoras look colorful and pretty! Cute little snack.

  3. My God,stuffed bread pakora..Drooling here..FIlling and colourful..Hats off to you dear !

  4. These pakoras look so sinful!! Nice colorful clicks too!!

  5. They look so fabulous. Pass me that platter please. :)
    It was fun being in the marathon with you.

  6. Yummy and tasty pakoras .. It was nice getting to know you through the marathon Vaishali. Looking forward to doing the marathon again.

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  7. Perfectly done. Happy to see that you have linked it to LGSS_Paneer. First time here and glad to follow you.
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  8. Omg, seriously those pakoras makes me hungry, simply irresistible and droolworthy..

  9. wow, that sounds delicious and what's not to like it. I love it :)

  10. Hi vaishali,
    The bread pakora platter looks inviting.I like the idea of adding paneer to it. I am glad that I met you through BM, Now I now whom to reach for the authentic sindhi recipes.

  11. I can almost feel all the flavours just by reading about these sandwich pakoras. Sounds like a wonderful treat.

  12. That's so tempting and perfect for parties and picnics.

  13. Mouth watering bread pakodas looks so tempting....

  14. Bread pakoras are very tempting and yummy!

  15. My mothers makes a version of these with roti, but I have to admit I like your bread version - very westernised.