Weather calls for a warm breakfast
The weather here in Denmark is dark and gloomy at the moment. It has been raining from the past 2 days. This Saturday was a lazy and rainy day. Mornings are darker now, soon will be preparing for the day light saving by the end of this month, October. Just to add up a little spark to the morning I had decided to pamper the family with hot breakfast and made aloo ka bread Pakoda ( in hindi potato is called Aloo) Potato filled sandwiches.
In India ,it’s very common to eat hot breakfast and there is a huge variety to bring it on the table. Weekend is the time in my house when we enjoy hot breakfast. With the busy life and especially during the week days, it gets difficult to prepare hot breakfast in the mornings when every one is in hurry to get out of the door. What is it like in your house especially in the mornings?? Every house has a story to tell, do share your story as well..
Potato filled sandwiches could also be made for the brunches, parties.
Street Food in India
Bread Pakoda is very famous and easily available on the streets in India. It is also known as street food. I have a very profound memory of Bread Pakoda, my mom always made it for me and she still does it whenever I visit her. While composing this post, it makes me think even though it’s a street food, I barely had eaten it outside. May be at the school canteen , out with friends sometimes. Usually ate it homemade as breakfast.
Bread Pakodas are easy to make, the batter for the outer layer of pakoda should be at the right consistency, not to runny, not to thick, it should be able to coat the sandwiches well. Too thick batter will add up extra layer on the sandwiches which should be avoided. I have posted a video to give an idea how to coat the sandwich with the batter on Instagram and Facebook page of Splashofflavours.
Other warm Indian breakfast recipes , used the same ingredient ” gram flour” for the batter Aloo ka cheela , Indian Savoury Potato Pancakes , Besan Chela or Indian savoury pancake without eggs
Filled sandwiches could be served with any chutney of your choice. I had served it with ketchup, it tastes good.
These gorgeous bread pakodas are usually made into triangular shape. I like to make it into triangular, rectangular shapes. Just cut the bread slices into desired shapes and fill it and coat it in the batter. It is deep fried, could also be served by slicing the ready potato sandwich into small pieces like I have done it in the pictures.
Perfect time to do for the big parties, people are hesitant to eat big pieces at the parties.
Potatoes are all time favourite. They say in Delhi when it rains that is the time people crave for pakoda. It doesn’t rain that much in Delhi and when it does then it’s the celebration time. Rain is a relief from the burning heat to the Delhites.
- 250 gm Gramflour - For the BATTER
- 1/2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon 1 pinch of baking soda
- Salt to taste
- 50 -100 Ml water use it accordingly to make the batter depending on desired consistency
- 5 large boiled potatoes - boiled and peeled - For potato FILLING
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon mango powder
- 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds
- salt to taste
- Handful of chopped coriander leaves/ cilantro
- 1 chopped green chillies - optional
- Oil to fry To prepare
- 1 packet Brown bread slices - Rectangular / triangular
Mix all the batter ingredients well in a bowl, pour small amount of water to make it into batter
(start with small amount of water, increase it if desired consistency is not formed . It shouldn’t be runny or too thick).
Mix all the potato filling ingredients well.
Put the oil in a pan to fry.
Slice the bread into rectangular / triangular shape. Start with adding the potato filling on 1 slice, put another slice of bread on it and make it like a sandwich. Dip and coat it well in the prepared batter.
Repeat the process for remaining and serve it hot with chutney or ketchup.
Be careful while frying
Use a paper kitchen towel to absorb the extra oil, put it on a paper towel after frying.
I have updated this post, it was posted first in October 2016
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