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break pakora air fryer
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Traditional Bread Pakoda and Bread pakoda in air fryer

Bread pakora is best served hot with some chutney. Whether you like them fried or make them in air fryer, they are perfect for tea time.Learn to make it here.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: air fryer bread pakora, bread fritters, bread pakoda, bread pakora, bread pakora air fryer, bread pakora in air fryer, fritters
Servings: 2


  • kadai/frying pan (traditional method)
  • air fryer for low oil version
  • whisk


  • 1 cup besan/gramflour/chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon sooji Semolina ,usefull for air fryer version
  • 6 slices of brown/white bread slices
  • Green chutney
  • Tomato Ketchup/Tamarind chutney/Pickle masala
  • 1 Pinch of baking soda
  • 1 cup of mashed boiled potatoes with salt and half of spices below
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying


  • Spread chutney on the bread slices.
  • Add the potato mix on slice,cover with another slice.
  • Cut the bread sandwich diagonally in 2 equal sizes.
  • Meanwhile,keep ¼ besan aside in a plate.
  • Mix ¾ cup of besan with spices,baking soda and water to make a thick batter.
  • Dip the bread sandwich in dry besan first and then in the besan batter.

For traditional method (frying)

  • Fry in hot oil on both sides.

For low oil air fryer version

  • Add sooji to the besan batter and dip the bread slies as above
  • Place the pakora on the air fryer basked which is already lined with parchment paper. The baking paper should have holes in it. Also the consistency for the besan batter should be slightly thin for air fryer version.
  • Place all the slices on the air fryer basked.
  • Air fry the bread pakora for 7-8 mins at 190 deg C, brush oil and cook further for 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove the parchment paper/baking sheet, flip the fritters ,brush with oil and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes or until cooked.
  • Cut the pakoda from center to check for any rawness, if there is still some rawness, cut all of them in 2 pieces,brush oil and cook for few minutes.
  • Serve hot with mint chutney and tomato ketchup.


Tip: To make it extra spicy you can replace sauce with spicy pickle masala.
The batter for air fryer pakora should not be too thick,else they might taste raw
Another feedback that I received was to use roasted besan, I think that might help remove any rawness if you feel any,


Serving: 2g