Bread Pakoda Sandwich – A tasty evening snack. Best with tomato ketchup !!
Makes: 8 small size sandwich pakodas
4 bread slices (whole wheat / brown bread or normal bread)
2 teaspoon butter
250 ml oil (to deep fry)
For green chutney:
4 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (or a mix of mint and coriander)
½ - inch piece ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoon split roasted gram dal (pottukadalai) – adding pottukadai will make the chutney thick in consistency or 2 tablespoon grated coconut
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
3 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lime juice (optional)
In a small mixer bowl, transfer all the ingredients (except lime juice) and make a smooth paste. Finally add lime juice (optional) and mix well. Chutney should be thick in consistency.
For the batter :
1 cup / 200 g / 8 oz gram flour ( besan / kadalamaav / chone pitti)
2 teaspoon rice flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon hing ( asafoetida )
Water for mixing ( approximately 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoon )
Mix gram flour, rice flour, salt , red chilli powder, turmeric powder and hing. Add water and make a batter of pouring consistency (like bajji batter / bonda batter). Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Trim crusts from 4 slices of bread. Apply ½ teaspoon butter on one side of each bread. Then apply thick green chutney evenly over butter. Make 2 bread sandwich. Cut into square or triangle. 4 squares or 4 triangles from 1 sandwich.
Heat oil in a karahi / frying pan on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium. Dip each sandwich square or triangle into besan batter (carefully hold sandwich bread) and deep fry till golden color on both the sides. 4 sandwich square or triangle at a time. Drain out from oil and place on paper towel to absorb extra oil. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.