Indian Pakoda Bread

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    Start by removing the crust from all sides of the bread. Now slice the bread lengthwise into 3 equal parts or cut each slice into two triangles.
    Mix all the dry ingredients together, i.e. gram flour (Besan), rice flour, asafoetida, cumin seeds, and salt. Rice flour adds to the crispness
    Next add the water slowly to make a smooth batter, a consistency similar to dosa batter. Add the green chillies and cilantro and mix well.
    Heat oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. To check if the oil is ready, put a tiny drop of the batter in oil. The batter should rise fluffed up but not change its color right away.
    Dip the bread slices in the batter one at a time and slowly drop into the frying pan. Fry the pakoras in small batches. They will take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
    Flip them occasionally and fry until both sides are golden brown. They are ready to be served with a chutney or sauce of your choice.


    4 slices white sandwich bread
    1 cup gram flour (Besan)
    1 tablespoon rice flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    Pinch of asafoetida (hing)
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
    2 green chillies, finely chopped
    1/4 cup chopped cilantro (green coriander)
    1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon water
    Rice bran oil

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    Prep Time

    35 minutes

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