Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bread Cheese Fritters (Bread cheese pokoda)

Craving some delicious snack on a rainy evening? Here is a spicy-tangy version of the classic 'bread pakoda'. Hope you enjoy it!


Ingredients:
1 cup     .......... chickpea flour (besan)
½ cup    .......... rice flour
½ cup    .......... dry mango powder (aamchur)
1 tsp      .......... red chili powder
1/2 tsp   .......... turmeric powder
1 tsp      .......... chat masala powder
1 tsp      .......... cumin seeds
1 pinch  .......... cooking soda
6 slices  .......... bread (brown break preferred)
4 slices  .......... cheese
½ cup    .......... mint chutney ( recipe here )
salt to taste
oil to fry
water as required


Method:

For the batter,
  • Mix together chickpea flour, rice flour, dry mango powder, cooking soda, cumin seeds, chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. 
  • Add water and blend it well with a hand blender so that there are no lumps. 
  • Keep aside.

For the fritters,
  • Take the bread slices and cut off the edges.
  • Apply mint chutney of the each side of the bread and place a cheese slice along with it.
  • Put another bread slice on top to make a sandwich.
  • Cut the sandwich in half. 
  • Take a large frying pan and heat oil on medium flame.
  • Once the oil is hot, dip each half of the sandwich in the batter and deep fry till you get light golden color.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala on the pakodas.
  • Ready to serve. 
Serving Suggestion:
Top up with ketchup and serve hot!