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Stuffed Bead pakora on two plates, one pakora cut open, chutney, sauce and tea on the side.
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5 from 9 votes

Bread Pakora Recipe

Bread Pakora is very popular Indian snack best enjoyed with tea for breakfast or evening tea time. Make this super easy and utterly yummy crunchy snack and please the crowd!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 10 Bread Slices White bread or brown bread
  • Oil to deep fry pakoras

For Potato Stuffing

  • 5 Potatoes medium sized, boiled and mashed
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 12-15 Curry Leaves
  • 3-4 Green Chilies finely Chopped
  • 1 Onion medium sized, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • ¾ tsp Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • ¾ tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • cup Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

For Batter

  • cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ¾ tsp Red chili powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • cup Water or as needed


Making The Potato Stuffing

  • First, heat 2 tbsp oil in pan.
  • Once oil heats up, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  • Add curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Then, add chopped onions and green chillies and fry until onions are soft and pink.
  • Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Sauté for a minute or until raw smell goes off.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Sauté it, add 1 -2 tbsp of water to avoid burning of spices.
  • Add boiled and mashed potatoes and mix well, cook for a minute.
  • Finally, add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Take it off the stove and cool. Potato stuffing is ready to use.

How To Make Bread Pakora

  • Place one bread slice on plate or wooden pad, and spread potato stuffing evenly onto it.
  • Take another bread slice and cover the stuffing.
  • Now, either cut it once diagonally or cut it into 4 triangles. Repeat the same for remains stuffed slices.
  • To prepare the batter, take besan or gram flour in a bowl.
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, pinch of asafoetida and salt, mix everything.
  • Meanwhile, heat enough oil in deep bottom pan.
  • Gradually, add water to make and whisk well to make lump free batter.
  • Consistency should be good enough to coat a back of spoon.
  • Gently, lift the stuffed bread and dip in a batter ensuring both the sides and edges also coats well.
  • Carefully, slide the coated bread into hot oil.
  • Deep fry them from both the sides on medium flame until golden and crisp.
  • Take them out and place onto absorbent paper.
  • Stuffed bread pakora is ready to serve. Enjoy hot pakoras with ketchup or chutney for your choice.


  • Adjust the spiciness as per your liking.
  • Be sure not to leave stuffed in better for long time as this makes the bread soggy and it might break. So it is always best to coat the stuffed bread one by one at a time in batter
  • Deep fry the pakoras on medium flame after the oil heats up well. Do not fry them in smoking hot oil on very high flame as it will burn the pakoras and batter will remain uncooked within.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 1334mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 77.7mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 11.3mg