Bread Pakoda Recipe

Crispy and flavorful bread pakodas are a popular Indian street food snack, perfect for anytime of the day. This recipe is easy to follow and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.



Key Points

  • Deep-fried savory bread fritters
  • A classic Indian street food favorite
  • Perfect for snacking or as a side dish
  • Easy to make with common ingredients


Number of Servings and Serving Size: Makes 4 servings, serving size is 4 pieces per serving


Preparation and Cooking Time: Preparation time 10 minutes, Cooking time 15 minutes


Cuisines categories: Indian


List of Equipments:

  • Deep fryer or deep pan for frying
  • Mixing bowl
  • Slotted spoon
  • Plate lined with paper towels for draining excess oil


List of Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of bread
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for frying


Detailed Step-by-step Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine besan, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin seeds, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Gradually add water to the mixture to form a smooth batter. The consistency should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer or pan over medium heat.
  4. Cut each bread slice into quarters or desired shapes.
  5. Dip the bread pieces into the batter, making sure they are well coated.
  6. Carefully drop the coated bread pieces into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove the bread pakodas from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with your favorite chutney or ketchup.


Nutrition InformationNote: The nutritional information for this recipe may vary depending on the type of bread and the amount of oil used for frying.


Benefits: Bread pakodas are a delicious snack that can be enjoyed by the whole family. They are perfect for entertaining guests or as a quick and easy snack option.


Serving Tips: Serve hot bread pakodas with mint chutney or sweet tamarind chutney for a burst of flavors. These can also be enjoyed with a cup of hot tea or coffee.


Tips and Tricks of Recipe: Make sure the oil is at the right temperature before frying the bread pakodas to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.


Variations of Recipe: Add chopped onions, green chilies, or fresh coriander leaves to the batter for added flavor and texture.


5 FAQs & Answers

Can I use whole wheat bread instead of white bread?

Yes, you can use any type of bread for this recipe.


Can I make bread pakodas ahead of time and reheat them?

Yes, you can make them ahead of time and reheat them in an oven or an air fryer for a few minutes until crispy.


What other spices can I add to the batter?

You can customize the spices according to your taste preferences. Some options include garam masala, chaat masala, or kasuri methi.


Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can use chickpea flour or rice flour instead of gram flour to make it gluten-free.


Can I bake the bread pakodas instead of frying them?

While these are traditionally deep-fried, you can try baking them in the oven at a high temperature for a healthier alternative.



Bread pakodas are a delightful snack that is easy to make and always a hit with everyone. Try this recipe for a taste of Indian street food at home!