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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Bread pakoda

Bread pakoda
Felt like having something hot & spicy with my evening cup of tea. First thought of frying some vegetable samosas, but then samosa preparation requires a lot of time, & i was in one of my terribly hungry mode &; i wanted something QUICKLY !! Hungrily i flipped through my recipe collection to see if there was something easy that i could whip up quickly & also did not require any grinding of masalas etc, for when i am really hungry i can't function properly! Checked out the ingredients & found that i had everything on hand & within 10 mins, i was munching on some hot bread pakodas with my cup of tea!;)
Bread slices - 2, gram flour(besan) - 3/4 cup, ginger - 1 inch piece, green chilli - 3 ( i used just one), onion - 1, garlic - 1 big clove, salt to taste, fennel seeds(saunf) - 3/4 tsp, ghee - 1 tsp(heaped), curry leaves - a sprig, asafoetida - a pinch, coriander leaves - a handful, oil - for deep frying.
Chop the bread , onion, ginger, garlic , green chilli, curry leaves & coriander leaves finely. Take all the chopped ingredients in a bowl & add the salt, besan, saunf & ghee & mix( using your fingers) well. Break coarsely the finely chopped bread pieces , so that it blends well with the rest of the ingredients. Heat the oil in a small kadai.
Now sprinkle a little water on the pakoda dough & mix . The dough should be powdery & at the same time when you take a small portion of the dough in your palm & press it , you should be able to form small balls. Pinch & press small portions of the dough into the hot oil ( Do it like how you do for thool pakoda) & deep fry till golden. Drain on paper towel & serve hot with a cup of tea!:)
The pakodas tasted yummy ! They were crunchy on the outside & soft inside.
Verdict: I will be doing this often!;)

They were so spicily delicious that half the pakodas were over even while i was frying them!! I couldn't stop doing the taste test for each batch of pakodas that were left to drain on the paper towels. I am sure that they would taste equally good with sambar & rasam rice too . When i run out of ideas for side dishes to be served with rice, this one is going to be fried often at home!!:))


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cutting the bread into bigger squares gives a bajji like texture. It tastes good that way too :)

11/03/2007 12:41:00 AM

Blogger Asha said...

Ooh!! What a great snack. I can imagine the taste. Bread gets very crispy when fried like Croutons, with spice added, YUM!! I will try it too, thanks Paati!:)
Happy Diwali.

11/03/2007 01:17:00 AM

Blogger Happy cook said...

Never made with bread but it seems you loves it. So going to try them when i have guest, then i won't eat so much of it as i will be busy :-). If i do just for us i will be hogging anf hogging

11/03/2007 03:06:00 PM

Anonymous chitra said...

made the bread pakoda yesterday. It turned out goooood.

11/04/2007 07:02:00 PM

Blogger Lissie said...

paati, i would love to have them right now! so delicious...

11/04/2007 07:59:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paati,

I want to give you a hot,hot feedback. The pakodas were very yummy.Cruncy outside & soft inside. It is very easy to make. Thanks for a yummy recipe.

I am waiting eagerly to see your diwali recipes.Wish you a very happy diwali.

Love & Warm regards,

11/07/2007 08:00:00 AM

Blogger Pavithra said...

Hi paati ,
I am silent reader of the blog for very long time , ur dishes r so impressive and tasty too,i am eager to visit ur vizhigalvaliyaga blog so provide ur permission.bloggers like u has inspired me to start a blog.


11/07/2008 12:11:00 AM

Blogger paati said...

hi pavithra, thanks for delurking& welcome to my blog:)vizhigal vazhiyaga blog is open to everyone, there is no need to get permission for it ;)) just click on my profile & you will be taken to the other blogs ! hope to see you often here & have a nice day!:)

11/07/2008 01:25:00 AM

February 11, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger adhvika said...

hi paati, please give the link for your other blog.
your profile is not accessible.

February 13, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger paati said...

adhvika pls leave your email here & i will get back to you

March 19, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

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