Rainy season, a cup of cardamom tea and stuffed bread pakoda with mint-coriander chutney or tomato ketchup…..delicious! So, here is the recipe of stuffed bread pakoda which you enjoy on a rainy day or a chilled winter evening.

Preparation Time: 30 to 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
For the stuffing

  •  8 slices of wholegrain bread
  • 2 potatoes (boiled and finely mashed)
  • 1/4 cup boiled and mashed peas (optional)
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 inch ginger (grated)
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala or chaat masala
  • Oil for deep-frying

For batterbreadpakora

  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Little salt (don’t forget the stuffing also has salt)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Slice off the bread crusts. Although it is optional, if you want to remove them, use them to make bread crumbs.
  • In a pan, heat 1 tsp cooking oil. Add cumin seeds, onions and ginger. Saute till onions become translucent.
  • Add coriander powder and salt to taste. Fry for a minute and add mashed potatoes and peas. Mix well.
  • Take it off from the stove and sprinkle garam masala. Stuffing is ready.
  • Let’s prepare the batter now. Till the batter is getting ready heat cooking oil for deep-frying.
  • Mix all ingredients for batter in a big bowl. Add water carefully, the batter must be thick enough to coat the bread slices.
  • Now, take a bread slice, spread the stuffing on one side evenly. Place another slice on top.
  • Press the top slice lightly to bind both the slices. The stuffing will hold them together.
  • Cut this diagonally into triangle shape. Coat each piece with batter on both sides and drop into the hot oil.
  • Turn it when the bottom become brown (or the colour you prefer). Keep it on paper towel for draining excess oil.
  • Serve with cardamom tea and mint-coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.


  • Adjust the taste of stuffing according to your taste.

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