Spicy Bread Pakora

Spicy Bread Pakora

Spicy Bread Pakora

Spicy Bread Pakoras, Pakoras are all time favorite snack, at least for me. Bread Pakoras are made so many different ways, but this time I have layered the bread with spicy sweet and sour potatoes like chutney. Before I decided to do this recipe, I have served these pakoras to many friends, the only thig they could say wow. They could not figure out what I have used for filling. Bread Pakora is all time favorite snack; at least for me. I have made these bread pakoras so many ways, but this recipe is different, and taste great. I have layered these pakoras with spicy sweet and sour potato like chutney. Before I decided to do this recipe, I have served these pakoras to many friends, the only thig they could say wow. They could not figure out what I have used for filling. You don’t need any chutney or dipping sauce, but green cilantro or mint chutney enhance the flavor. Recipe will serve 4.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 4 slices of while bread

For Batter

  • 1 ½ cup besan gram flour
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • tsp asafetida hing
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • About ¾ cup of water

For Filling

  • 1 cup potato boiled and mashed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • tsp asafetida hing
  • 2 tsp coriander powder dhania
  • 1 Tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp green chili chopped
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black salt
  • 2 Tbsp mango powder amchoor
  • 1 ½ Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped



  • In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together, besan, corn starch, salt, asafetida and baking soda, mix it well. Add oil and add water slowly to make a thick and smooth batter. Set aside.


  • In a frying pan heat the oil over medium heat. When oil is moderately hot add cumin seeds, asafetida, coriander powder, ginger, green chili, and red chili powder stir fry for few seconds.
  • Next add potatoes, salt, black salt, mango powder, garam masala and sugar stir for about 2 minutes, add ½ cup of water keep stirring and keep mashing the mix if needed add little more water. Mix should be very mushy and soft like a spread. Add cilantro and mix it well.
  • Taste the potato mix it should be spicy after you spread the mix to bread and fry with batter spice level will go down. I always keep the mix extra spicy. Mix is ready keep aside.

Making Pakoras

  • Spread the mix generously on two slices of bread, then close sandwiches with other slices of bread.
  • Remove the crest from the bread all sides and slice them in the shape you like. I am slicing them in 6 pieces because the bread I am using have big slices.
  • 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 bread into the batter one at a time, making sure bread are completely covered with batter. Then, slowly drop them into the frying pan.
  • Turn them quick and take them out quick. We are going to double fry these pakoras. Fry them all then put them back in frying pan and fry the pakoras until they are golden-brown both sides.


Pakoras can be serve with your choice of chutney:
Off course hot cup of Chai Masala Tea.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Introduction to Spicy Bread Pakora

Spicy Bread Pakora is a popular vegan Indian street food snack loved for its crispy exterior and flavorful filling. This spicy bread pakora recipe offers a tantalizing twist to the traditional version, making it a perfect choice for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their appetizers. If you’re wondering how to make spicy bread pakora, look no further! Follow along for a step-by-step guide to creating this delicious treat.

Step 1: Prepare the Filling

To start making spicy bread pakora, prepare the filling mixture. Combine mashed potatoes, finely chopped green chilies, chopped cilantro, grated ginger, garam masala, amchur (dry mango) powder, and salt in a bowl. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. This flavorful filling adds a delightful kick to the bread pakora. If you prefer a milder version, you can adjust the amount of green chilies according to your taste preferences.

Tip: For a variation in filling, you can add crumbled paneer or shredded cheese to the potato mixture for added richness and texture. Check out Manjula’s recipe for Paneer Pakora for inspiration.

Step 2: Prepare the Batter

Next, it’s time to prepare the batter for coating the bread slices. In a separate bowl, combine chickpea flour (besan), rice flour, salt, ajwain (carom seeds), turmeric powder, cumin seeds, and red chili powder. Gradually add water to the dry ingredients while whisking to form a smooth, lump-free batter. The consistency should be thick enough to coat the bread slices evenly. This flavorful batter is what gives spicy bread pakora its signature crunchy coating.

Variation: For a gluten-free option, you can substitute rice flour with cornflour or a gluten-free flour blend. Manjula offers a recipe for Gluten-Free Rice Flour Pakoras that you might find useful.

Step 3: Assemble the Bread Pakoras

Now, it’s time to assemble the spicy bread pakoras. Take a slice of bread and spread a generous amount of the prepared potato filling mixture on one side. Place another slice of bread on top to form a sandwich. Carefully cut the sandwich into desired shapes, such as triangles or rectangles. Dip each sandwich piece into the prepared batter, ensuring it is coated evenly on all sides.

Tip: To enhance the flavor and aroma, you can add a pinch of chaat masala to the batter before dipping the bread slices. Manjula shares her recipe for Chaat Masala, which you can make at home with a blend of aromatic spices.

Step 4: Fry the Pakoras

Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the coated bread pakoras into the oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the pakoras until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides, flipping them occasionally for even cooking. Once done, remove the pakoras from the oil and drain excess oil on paper towels.

Benefit: While spicy bread pakoras are undoubtedly indulgent and delicious, they are best enjoyed in moderation as a treat due to their deep-fried nature. Pair them with a fresh salad or chutney for a balanced snack.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

Once fried to perfection, serve the spicy bread pakoras hot and crispy alongside your favorite chutney or dipping sauce. They make for a delightful appetizer or tea-time snack, perfect for sharing with friends and family. The combination of crunchy exterior and flavorful filling is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

By incorporating these tips and variations, you can elevate the classic bread pakora into a spicy and irresistible snack that’s bound to impress your guests. Check out more appetizer recipes on Manjula’s Kitchen for further culinary inspiration, such as her Vegetable Pakoras or Samosas. Cheers to delicious snacking!

Explore more appetizer recipes on Manjula’s Kitchen: Vegetable Samosas, Paneer Tikka, Crispy Spinach PakorasMango Lassi, Masala Chai, Gulab Jamun, Kheer (Rice Pudding)

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