Shallow Fried Bread Pakoda (Tawa method)
A tasty snack, made of gram flour batter and less oil !!!
Makes: 6 pakodas
3 slices of brown bread / whole wheat bread (cut into rectangular / triangle shape / square shape)
6 teaspoons / 2 tablespoon oil
Tomato sauce / Green chutney for serving
For Pakoda Batter (gram flour batter):
1/2 cup ( 100 g ) besan ( gram flour )
60 - 80 ml water (depends upon the quality of gram flour (besan)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 pinches hing ( asafoetida )
2 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves
Mix all the ingredients with water and keep aside for 15 minutes. Pakoda batter should be of dropping consistency.
In a non stick frying pan, heat 2 teaspoons oil. Reduce heat to medium. Dip each bread slices in pakoda batter (gram flour batter) and arrange gram flour coated bread slices carefully. Shallow fry on a medium heat to low heat until golden color on both the sides. Sprinkle remaining oil when turning other side. Carefully remove with a flat spatula. Serve hot with tomato sauce / green chutney or with tea / coffee.