>> Saturday, October 9, 2010
Sorry to all my blogger friends for being away from blogging. I'm on my visit to India and will be here for another one more month. So, the frequency of blogging will be very low. But I'll try my best to post once in every week atleast.
Today's post is Bread Pakora, a very common Indian street food. And this is my brother's favorite evening snack. But my mom always prepare simple bread pakora where the bread is dipped in batter and deep fried and served with ketchup or mint/cilantro chutney. I thought instead of having pakora and chutney seperately, why not make layers of bread sandwiched with chutnies. Believe me guys, it taste awesome... My brother said "A-1"!!!!! Here you can see him grabbing his piece of bread pakora....
Here we go with the recipe:
Sandwich Bread – 3 slices
Oil – for deep frying
For the Batter:
Chickpea Flour – 1.5 cups
Baking Soda – 1/8 tsp
Water – 1/4 cup
Red Chili Powder – to taste
Turmeric Powder – 1/8 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp
Chaat Masala – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
If required, cut the edges of bread slices. Take one bread slice and spread mint chutney and take another slice and spread ketchup.
Now assembling, keep the side having mint spread over the plain side of tomato ketchup spread slice. Now over the tomato ketchup spread place a plain bread slice. Press it firmly.
Heat oil (for deep frying) on medium heat. By that time prepare the batter in a flat bottomed platter. Mix all the ingredients and make sure no lumps are formed.
Once the oil is hot, dip the prepared bread sandwich in the batter, covering all the sides and edges with batter. Place gently in oil and deep fry till golden brown. Turn and fry on both sides. Once done, remove the pakora from heat and place on a paper towel.
Allow it to cool and cut it diagonally. You'll see the layers of tomato ketchup and mint chutney, a wonderful color combination!!
Serve and impress your guests.
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