Non- Fried Bread Pakora – Holi Special

Bread pakora or Bread Bhaji is an Indian fried snack. A common street food, it is made from bread slices, gram flour, and spices among other ingredients. Bread Pakora is prepared by dipping triangular bread slices in a spicy gram flour batter and frying them. It also includes stuff like mashed potatoes. green chutney, a slice of paneer.

Non-Fried Bread Pakora

I made little bit changes to make bread pakora healthier. I replaced potato with sweet potato, add oats flour with gram flour and its roasted on tawa with little oil. Its perfect savory snack in this Holi.

Savory Holi Recipe

Non- Fried Bread Pakora

For Stuffing:
Thin slices of Paneer – 6
Boiled and Cubed Sweet Potatoes – 2 medium size
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala – 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped onion – 1
Finely chopped green chili – 1
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green Raw Mango Coriander Chutney – 1/2 cup

For Pakora Batter:
Gram flour or besan – 3/4 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp
Oats flour – 1/4 cup
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For Pakora:
Roasted Sesame and Flaxseeds – 1/4 cup each
Brown Bread – 8

Oil for roasting


For Stuffing:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow it to crackle.
  2. Add chopped onions and saute them until translucent.
  3. Lower the flame and add red chili powder, chaat masala, chopped green chili. Mix them well.
  4. Add boiled and cubed sweet potato. Cook on medium-high flame for 5 minutes.
  5. Switch off the flame and mash it with a potato masher.
  6. Stuffing is ready.

For Pakora Batter:

Mix all ingredients mentioned under pakora batter and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of dropping consistency.


Making Bread Pakora:

  1. Take on a slice of the bread. Spread prepared sweet potato mixture and place a slice of paneer on the mixture.
  2. Now spread green chutney on the other slice of bread and place on sweet potato mixture slice.
  3. Press both the slices and so that it holds together.
  4. Dip prepared stuffed bread in the batter and coat from both the sides.
  5. Heat a non-stick tawa with a little oil and place batter-coated bread pakora carefully on it.
  6. Sprinkle some sesame and flaxseeds on it. Press lightly with the help of a spatula.
  7. Shallow fry on medium to low heat until golden color.
  8. Put little oil on bread pakora and flip pakora with a flat spatula.
  9. When bread pakora is roasted from both the sides. Pick bread pakora (vertically) with the help of tong and roasted from other four sides as well.
  10. Take it out in a paper towel. Cut it from the center in a triangular shape. Serve with your favorite chutney.


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