Bread Pakoda
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Bread pakoda / bread cheese fitter

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Bread Pakora is a much-loved snack of deep-fried and savoury bread fritters from the North Indian Cuisine, especially Punjabi Cuisine. Bread pakoda or bread bajji is made with a spiced batter of gram flour aka besan, spices and salt.

They are either stuffed with mashed potato stuffing or made without any stuffing. Here, I share different delicious ways of making bread pakora.

Bread pakoda is my daughter’s favourite lunch box snacks as they love cheese. so my first version of pakora is with cheese filling.
crispy crunchy bread cheese fitter, the awesome taste of cheese make this fitter/ bread pakoda a favourite street food too. 

A simple bread pakoda would have halved bread slices dipped and coated in gram flour batter and deep fried.

In fact, my fond memories of bread pakoda are of course having them piping hot on street-side carts in Jaipur and also having these made by my mother for weekend breakfasts.


The bread pakoda sold on the street side stalls and restaurants in India have a spicy, tangy potato stuffing.

When you make them at home, you can choose to vary the basic cheese stuffing by including some add ons like steamed green peas, cheese or paneer (Indian cottage cheese). You can vary the spices or herbs to suit your family’s tastebuds. You can stuff potatoes with spicy masala too in it.

Another way is that you just dip plain bread in batter and deep fry it till golden. Have it hot with tamarind chutney.

However, I like all type of stuffing as far as bread pakora is concerned. It is my favourite snack for evening tea, especially in the rainy season.

You will find more such recipes in my blog. I would like to suggest you some recipes :

Bread pakoda / bread cheese fitter

Recipe by Minal SharmaCourse: Beginner’s Cookbook, Breakfast Recipes, INDIAN STREET FOOD


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Bread Pakora is a much-loved snack of deep-fried and savoury bread fritters from the North Indian Cuisine, especially Punjabi Cuisine.


  • Bread slices…… 8

  • Processed cheese, grated…….. 1 cup

  • Green chilli,chopped …… 2

  • Gram flour (besan) …….1 1/2 cups

  • Carom seeds (ajwain)………. 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Baking powder …………..1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder………… 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder………… 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Date and tamarind chutney as required

  • Mint chutney. as required


  • Place the cheese in a bowl. Add green chillies. Mix and set aside. Place gram flour in a bowl.
  • Add carom seeds, salt, baking powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and enough water.
  • Whisk to make a smooth batter ( you can use electric whisker for this purpose go to Amazon you will find nice one .
  • Heat sufficient oil in a skillet . Also heat a non stick grill pan. Lightly toast the bread slices on the grill pan.
  • Spread date and tamarind chutney on four toasted slices and mint and coriander chutney on the remaining four.
  • Spread the cheese mixture over the slices with date and tamarind chutney and cover with the slices with mint and coriander chutney and press gently.
  • Cut each sandwich into four triangles. Dip the triangles in the gram flour batter and deep fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with any chutney.

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  1. Wow!! I loved the recipe!

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