Street food of India is the most tempting part of the culinary delights of the country. It is very diverse and there is a never-ending list of these Street Foods. I am a great fan of these and this week I will post three different Street Foods of India. I am also doing an A to Z series on Breakfast on the Indian Streets.
Coming to today’s post it is Bread Pakora with Sabzi. This Breakfast is available on the streets of Old Delhi. The vendors keep the potato sandwich ready and fry right in front of us. A hot pakora with a potato sabzi is a unique combo. The spicy sabzi is a treat and I love some green chutney to enhance the flavour. The Aloo Sabzi is the same as the one for Aloo Poori.
What is Bread Pakora?
Bread Pakora is a famous Indian vegetarian evening snack. It is very popular on the streets of Delhi and as the name suggests it is a fritter made with bread. The Pakora has different variations. One where it is made with just bread slices dipped in batter and fried. In the second variation, I stuff potatoes. The third variation is where I add a chunky slice of paneer in between the potato mix. It is a quick and easy recipe to make at home. This bread pakora is filled with smooth mashed potato and seasoned paneer. It is fried crisp and served with an Aloo ki Sabzi. I wonder if my BM friends remember eating it on the streets of Old Delhi.
Ingredients used to make Stuffed Bread Pakora with Aloo Sabzi
Bread: We can use any sliced loaf bread. Choose from white bread, multigrain or atta bread.
Potato: Boil the potatoes and make a spicy stuffing. You can even use other veggies like carrots, peas or beans. I have used just potato stuffing. I boiled extra potatoes for the sabzi.
Paneer: I always have homemade paneer stocked in the frig. We need just one thick slice per pakora.
Besan: Always sieve the besan to make a lump-free batter. Add salt and a pinch of cooking soda as the rising agent.
Oil: I use Rice Bran oil for frying, you can use any other cooking oil.
How to make Stuffed Bread Pakora with Aloo Sabzi
To make the stuffed bread pakoras, First, boil potatoes. Peel and mash them.
Now keep a big slice of paneer ready.
Next heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them crack. Now add the boiled mashed potatoes, red chilly powder, chaat masala, salt and finally coriander leaves. Mix everything very well. Remove from fire.
Divide the mix into two parts.
Spread one part of this stuffing on one slice and the other part on the second slice.
Now place a big slice of paneer on the potato stuffing, season it with salt and top with other potato layered slice. This time the potato side over the paneer slice.
Next, make the batter for dipping these fritters.
Sieve the besan, add red chilly powder, and salt, and mix well.
Gradually add water and make a medium consistency batter. Lastly, add a pinch of soda. Now, dip the sandwich in the batter.
Now heat oil in a large kadhai.
Dip the complete sandwich into the batter and carefully slide it into the hot oil. Fry to a crisp golden.
Cut into triangles.
Serve with Aloo Sabzi or Chutneys of Chaat.
Variations of Bread Pakora
Dip a single bread slice in the batter and fry to a golden.
Make a Potato Sandwich with boiled spiced potatoes, dip into the batter and fry.
Stuffed Bread Pakora with Chutney and Ketchup.
Bread Pakora with ketchup is an ultimate combo, you can serve it with Green Chutney or Sweet Tamarind Chutney.
I like to serve it with Aloo Sabzi, as it makes a good meal.
The stuffed Bread Pakoras stay good in the frig for a day or two. During summers, the potato can go bad after a day.
If making for a party, single fry the pakoras, bring them to room temperature and then store them in an airtight container to freeze. Thaw, and refry them in hot oil or refresh them in an air fryer.
Some other Street Food Breakfast
Stuffed Bread Pakora with Aloo Sabzi
- Pan / Kadai / Wok
- Pressure Cooker
- Slotted Spoon
- Mixing Bowl
- 2 slices Jumbo bread
- 1 slice Cottage Cheese
- 1 cup Besan
- 1/4 tsp Red Chilly Powder
- Salt to taste
- Pinch Cooking Soda
- Water as required
- Oil to fry
- 2 Potato boiled, mashed
- 1 tsp Oil
- 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1-2 Green chilly chopped
- 1/4 tsp Red Chilly Powder
- 1/8 tsp Chaat Masala
- Coriander Leaves chopped
- Salt to taste
- Seive the besan, add red chilly powder, salt and mix well.
- Gradually add water and make a medium consistency batter.
- Add a pinch of soda just before dipping the bread slices into the batter.
- To make the stuffed bread pakoras, First boil potatoes. Peel and mash them.
- Now keep a big slice of paneer ready.
- Next heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan, as soon as it is hot and cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them crack.
- Now add the boiled mashed potatoes , red chilly powder, chat masala, salt and finally coriander leaves. Mix everything very well. Remove from fire.
- Divide the mix in two parts.
- Spread one part of this stuffing on one slice and the other part on the second slice.
- Now place a big slice of paneer on the potato stuffing, season it with salt and top with other potato layered slice.
Frying the Bread Pakoras
- Dip the complete sandwich in to the batter and carefully slide it in the hot oil.
- Fry for a few seconds then flip it, fry till crisp and golden.
- Cut into triangles.
- Serve with Sabzi or Chutneys of Chaat.