Cheese Bread Pakoda - Right from the kadai onto your plate

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But if you are hesitant thinking about hygiene and possible health hazards, you would like the same at home in a cleaner environment and served to you –hot!
Preparation:
  • Mix the grated paneer, grated carrot, the mashed peas with turmeric powder, chilli powder and dhania on top gently without making it into a mashed paste.
  • Divide the stuffing into 2 or 4 equal portions. Keep aside.
  • Place a slice of bread and spread the stuffing gently and evenly over it.
  • Place another slice of bread exactly over it.
  • Press lightly and with a sharp knife cut it diagonally across into two pieces.
  • Repeat with the remaining two slices and have four half pieces ready.
  • Prepare the batter by mixing the besan and water stirring while pouring the water over the besan. Add the turmeric and chilli powder too as well as the hing and salt and stir thoroughly till you have smooth batter ready.
  • Heat a kadai with the oil and when the oil is hot, gently dip the bread pieces into the batter so that all sides of the slices are covered evenly with batter and slide gently into the hot oil.
  • Allow it to fry till it turns into light brown on both sides and remove onto some absorbent paper or vessel with oil strainer.
  • Enjoy with thick juicy tomato sauce.
You can have plain bread pakodas also without the cheese or variations in the vegetables used in the stuffing.
Best eaten hot, this is a snack that is enjoyed by people of all ages and one that kids especially would like to carry in their lunch boxes.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]For the uninitiated, here is how to go about making it.
You will need:
For the Paneer Stuffing
 
  • 1 cup grated paneer
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup boiled and lightly mashed green peas
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
  • salt to taste
 
For making the Smooth Batter
  • 3/4 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • a pinch of asoefoetida (hing)
  • salt to taste
Other Ingredients
  • 4 whole wheat bread slices
  • oil for deep-frying
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