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It is my favourite tea time snack. Its very filling and tempting. While drafting this recipe I was pondering what is the difference between pakora, vada,bonda and kofta, I searched on the net and came across some definition which I would like to share with everyone.

PAKORA-A piece of vegetable deep fried in a batter flavoured with spices.

VADA-A vada (also vadai, wada, vade), pronounced 'vah-daa' or 'vah-die', is a savoury snack from South India, shaped like a doughnut and made from lentils.

Bonda is a typical South Indian snack. Bonda comes in two major varieties: Sweet and Spicy. Keralites prefer the sweet one and follow a completely different recipe than the majority of Indians. The spicy version is called as Batada vada in Maharashtra.

Koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat, mixed with spices and onions. The vegetarian varieties like lauki kofta, shahi aloo kofta, and malai kofta are popular in India.

This is also my entry to Hot and Spicy Pakora Contest


for batter-

  • 2 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1/2 tea spoon ajwain (seeds of carom plant)
  • 1/2 tea spoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tea spoon baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed


  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 2 table spoon tomato ketchup 2 table spoon coriander chutney 1/2 tea spoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 tea spoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 tea spoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tea spoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1/4 tea spoon dried pudina (mint) leaves
  • 1 green chilly chopped
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
    For Pakora Batter:

    • Mix all the ingredients and make a thick paste.Keep aside.

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    For Potato Masala(Stuffing):

    • Mash the potato.
    • Heat 1 table spoon oil in the pan. Add cumin seeds.
    • Add ginger, garlic and green chilles.
    • Add spices.
    • Add mash potato, mix well. Fry for 2 minutes and keep aside.

    For pakora:

    • Heat the oil in deep pan.
    • Spread potato masala on first bread slice,corinader chutney on second and ketchup on third.

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    • Now put the bread slices one upon other in such a way that bread slice with potato masala comes in the center.

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    • Repeat the procedure for remaining three bread.
    • Dip the layered breads in batter.

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    • Fry the battered dip bread slices in the oil.

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    • Serve hot with chutney of your choice or without chutney as it already has chutney inside it.

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    Comments (4)

    A very interesting variation on the regular bread pakora, looks delicious!

    thanks usha.....

    Hey nice blog am gonna try the bread pakora for Iftari as from Sun Ramzaan starts it looks very tempting

    Thanks alaifiya.
    Wish you a happy Ramzaan.