Aloo (Potatoes) Bread Pakora

By: Manjula Jain

Serving : 4 people

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Aloo (Potatoes) Bread Pakora

Aloo bread pakora, bread stuffed with spicy potatoes, coated with gram flour and deep fry. Spicy hot aloo bread pakora is a tasty compliment for afternoon tea or served as an appetizer. Aloo bread pakora is crunchy outside, spicy and soft inside.

Potato Bread Pakoras

Ingredients

  • 8 bread slices, I have already trim the edges of the bread slices
  • 3 medium potatoes boiled peeled and finely chopped (this will make 2 cups of chopped potatoes)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/8 tbsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1/4 tbsp mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 green chili finely chopped adjust to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
  • 1/2 tbsp salt adjust to taste

For Batter

  • 3/4 cup besan, gram flour
  • 1/8 tbsp asafetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tbsp red pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • About 3/4 cup of water

Instructions

Batter

  • In a bowl mix besan, salt, asafetida, pepper, baking powder and oil. Add water slowly to make a thick and smooth batter. Set aside.

Filling

  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat moderately.
  • Add cumin seeds as the seeds crack add potatoes, ginger, green chili, turmeric, mango powder, and salt.
  • Stir fry for about 3 minutes over medium heat. Add cilantro mix it well. Turn of the heat.

Making the Pakoras

  • Trim the edges of the bread slices.
  • Wet your palms with water, place the slice between your palms and press lightly making sure bread is moist, not wet.
  • Roll 1½ tablespoons of the mixture at a time into round balls. (The size of the potato balls will depend on the size of the bread.)
  • Place the filling in the center of the bread and mold the bread to completely cover the potatoes all around, giving a round shape. Repeat to make all the rolls. Before frying.
  • Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan on medium high heat moderately. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in oil. The batter should come up but not change color right away.
  • Dip the potato balls into the batter one at a time, making sure the potato balls are completely covered with batter. Then, slowly drop them into the frying pan.
  • Turn them occasionally. Fry the pakoras until all sides are golden-brown.
  • Aloo bread pakoras will take about four minutes to cook.
  • Cut them in half before serving. Serve them with mint chutney.

Aloo (Potatoes) Bread Pakora

Aloo bread pakora, bread stuffed with spicy potatoes, coated with gram flour and deep fry. Spicy hot aloo bread pakora is a tasty compliment for afternoon tea or served as an appetizer. Aloo bread pakora is crunchy outside, spicy and soft inside.

  • 8 bread slices, I have already trim the edges of the bread slices
  • 3 medium potatoes boiled peeled and finely chopped (this will make 2 cups of chopped potatoes)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/8 tbsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1/4 tbsp mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 green chili finely chopped adjust to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
  • 1/2 tbsp salt adjust to taste

For Batter

  • 3/4 cup besan, gram flour
  • 1/8 tbsp asafetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tbsp red pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • About 3/4 cup of water

Batter

  1. In a bowl mix besan, salt, asafetida, pepper, baking powder and oil. Add water slowly to make a thick and smooth batter. Set aside.

Filling

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat moderately.

  2. Add cumin seeds as the seeds crack add potatoes, ginger, green chili, turmeric, mango powder, and salt.

  3. Stir fry for about 3 minutes over medium heat. Add cilantro mix it well. Turn of the heat.

Making the Pakoras

  1. Trim the edges of the bread slices.

  2. Wet your palms with water, place the slice between your palms and press lightly making sure bread is moist, not wet.

  3. Roll 1½ tablespoons of the mixture at a time into round balls. (The size of the potato balls will depend on the size of the bread.)

  4. Place the filling in the center of the bread and mold the bread to completely cover the potatoes all around, giving a round shape. Repeat to make all the rolls. Before frying.

  5. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan on medium high heat moderately. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in oil. The batter should come up but not change color right away.

  6. Dip the potato balls into the batter one at a time, making sure the potato balls are completely covered with batter. Then, slowly drop them into the frying pan.

  7. Turn them occasionally. Fry the pakoras until all sides are golden-brown.

  8. Aloo bread pakoras will take about four minutes to cook.

  9. Cut them in half before serving. Serve them with mint chutney.

Appetizer
Indian
bread pakora

Bread Potato Pakora: A Delicious Snack for Any Occasion 

Bread potato pakora is a popular vegan Indian snack made by coating bread slices with a spiced potato mixture and then deep-frying them until crispy and golden brown. It's a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a tea-time snack or as an appetizer for parties and gatherings. In this recipe, we'll explore how to make delicious bread potato pakoras at home.

How to Make Potato Bread Pakora 

To make potato bread pakora, start by preparing the potato stuffing. Boil potatoes until they are soft, then mash them and mix them with spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, and salt. Next, take slices of bread and spread a layer of the potato mixture between two slices to form sandwiches. Cut the sandwiches into triangles or rectangles. Prepare a batter using gram flour (besan), water, salt, and spices such as chili powder and ajwain. Dip the potato-stuffed bread sandwiches into the batter, ensuring they are fully coated. Deep fry the pakoras until they are golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

Potato Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe: Tips for Success 

  • Use fresh bread: Fresh bread works best for making bread potato pakoras as it holds its shape better during frying.
  • Adjust the spices: Feel free to adjust the spices in the potato mixture and batter according to your taste preferences. You can make it spicier by adding more chili powder or milder by reducing the amount of spices.
  • Ensure even frying: Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the pakoras to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.
  • Serve immediately: Bread potato pakoras are best enjoyed hot and crispy, so serve them immediately after frying for the best taste and texture.

Variations of Bread Potato Pakora 

  • Cheese-filled: For an indulgent twist, you can add a slice of cheese along with the potato mixture between the bread slices before frying.
  • Vegetable-packed: Add finely chopped vegetables such as bell peppers, or spinach to the potato mixture for added flavor and nutrition.
  • Sauce-dipped: Serve the pakoras with a tangy tamarind chutney or mint yogurt sauce for a burst of flavor.

How to Make Potato Bread Pakora: Serving Suggestions 

Bread potato pakoras can be served as a standalone snack with green chutney, tamarind chutney, or ketchup. They also pair well with a hot cup of tea or coffee, making them perfect for afternoon gatherings or rainy-day munching. Additionally, you can serve them alongside other Indian snacks such as samosas, pakoras, or chaat for a complete spread.

Benefits of Bread Potato Pakora 

  • Quick and easy: Bread potato pakoras can be made in a relatively short amount of time, making them perfect for when you need a quick snack or appetizer.
  • Kid-friendly: Children tend to love the crispy texture and flavorful filling of bread potato pakoras, making them a great way to sneak in some veggies.
  • Customizable: You can customize the spices and fillings in bread potato pakoras to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions.

FAQs about Bread Potato Pakora 

Q: Can I make bread potato pakoras ahead of time?

A: While bread potato pakoras are best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the potato stuffing and batter ahead of time and assemble and fry the pakoras just before serving.

Q: Can I bake bread potato pakoras instead of frying them?

A: While traditionally bread potato pakoras are deep-fried for a crispy texture, you can try baking them in the oven for a healthier alternative. Simply brush them with oil and bake at a high temperature until they are golden brown and crispy.

Q: Can I freeze bread potato pakoras?

A: While bread potato pakoras are best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze them after frying. Allow them to cool completely, then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to one month. To reheat, simply bake them in a preheated oven until heated through. If you're interested in exploring more recipes similar to aloo bread pakora, be sure to check out Manjula's Kitchen for a wide range of Indian snacks, appetizers, and main courses. From samosas to chaat to curries, you'll find delicious and authentic Indian recipes to try at home. Explore more recipes on Manjula's Kitchen: Vegetable Samosas, Paneer Tikka, Crispy Spinach Pakoras, Mango Lassi, Masala Chai, Gulab Jamun, Kheer (Rice Pudding)

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    angelo di santo
    April 1, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Thankyou Majula for your receipe’s ,they’re wonderful I’ve learnt to cook Indian dishes following you,Namaste!

    Sneh
    August 8, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Dear Manila Ji, Pl. Send malai Kofta recipe. Thanks

      Manjula Jain
      August 8, 2016 at 7:48 am

      Sneh, check this link, https://manjulalive.wpenginepowered.com/malai-kofta/

    sushma
    May 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Your recipe are amazing mam i try most of them thanks

      Manjula Jain
      May 4, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Sushma, Thank you, I like to hear that

    amandeep
    February 12, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Hello Manjula g
    I always try your recipies and they are super easy and super tasty. keep up the good work and god bless you. Thanks

    Richad
    January 10, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Photo shot for explanation is very good to understand the method very nice.

    dees
    December 23, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Helo mam ur recipe is awsome….

    Bhavna
    December 3, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Hello Mam,
    I have made this recipes and it turned out to be very delicious but just wanted to ask can I make the bread rolls and keep it over night so that it will be easy for morning to fry.
    Thank u…

      Manjula Jain
      December 4, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Bhavna, bread will crack, suggestion fry them then heat them in toaster oven or in oven.

    jayal patel
    September 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Hello aunty,
    I try almost all your recepies and they are both easy to make and super delicious.i made this pakoras for my daughters school lunch boxes and my phone was flooded with calls from many aussie mums to know the recepie.i am going to make this onw in yhe school’s weekly kitchen on demand.thanks for the lovely recepies .please can you post more kids lunch items.thanks again

    Tripti Jain
    August 13, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Dear Manjula Auntie, I tried this pakora today and it came out excellent. Thank you

    Tripti

    Jayanthi
    July 28, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Dear Manjulaji,
    Thanks a lot for all the awesome, authentic recipes you’ve shared on your website… It’s a delight to visit your page…

    Thanks!

    Pallavi
    June 25, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Dear Manjulaji,

    We tried the Bread Pakoras today and it did come out very well. The only issue I faced was that I couldn’t get the bread rolled properly around the potato filling. Any tips please ?

      Manjula Jain
      June 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Pallavi, may be too much filling, have to remove the crust all around, bread was not moist enough

    Bipin
    June 17, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Please send panipuri recipe

      Manjula Jain
      June 18, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      Bipin, check this link https://manjulalive.wpenginepowered.com/2008/06/01/pani-puri/

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