Bread Pakoda - A deep fried snack !!
Makes: 6 pakodas
3 slices of brown bread / whole wheat bread ( cut into rectangular / triangle shape )
200 ml oil for frying ( 1 - inch from the base of the kadai / frying pan )
Tomato sauce / Green chutney for serving
For Pakoda Batter:
1/2 cup ( 100 ml ) besan ( gram flour ) Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4 oz capacity
1 teaspoon rice flour
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water ( for making batter )
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 pinches hing ( asafoetida )
Mix all the ingredients with water and keep aside for 15 minutes. Pakoda batter should be of dropping consistency.
In a frying pan / kadai, heat oil. Reduce heat to medium. Dip each bread slices in pakoda batter and deep fry on a medium heat ( 3 pakodas at a time ) till golden color on both the sides. Drain out from the oil and place on kitchen towel / paper towel to absorb extra oil. Please use 2 - 3 paper towels to absorb extra oil. Serve hot as an evening snack with tea / coffee.