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Stuffed Bread Pakoda

Crispy and delicious Stuffed Bread Pakoda - a lip smacking street food from Mumbai. Bread sliced generously stuffed with potato filling, then dipped in chickpea batter and deep fried until golden.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 Servings


For the Potato Stuffing:

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1~2 Green Chili, finely chopped
  • 1 Mashed Potato (1 small potato, boiled and mashed)
  • ¼ cup Green Peas
  • To taste salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

For the Pakoda:

  • 8 Bread Slices (I used Oatmeal, but white or wholewheat will also work)
  • ½ cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • ½ tsp Red Chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cumin
  • To taste salt
  • As needed Oil, for deep frying


  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin and mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add the green chilies and mashed potato. Add the green peas and salt. Mix well and cook for 4~5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in lemon juice. Set aside to cool.
  • In the meantime, whisk besan, rice flour, red chili powder, cumin and salt in a mixing bowl. Add water to make a thick batter. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Spread 2~3 tbsp of potato mixture on a bread slice. Top it with the other bread slice. Press lightly and cut the bread in half diagonally. Dip in the prepared chickpea batter and deep fry until golden all over. Repeat with the remaining bread slices and the potato stuffing. Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.