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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, 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

  • Make a thin batter (equal quantity of chickpea flour/besan and water) with little sooji (semolina)
  • Dip the bread slices in water, Allow the excess batter to drip by placing it on a wire rack.
  • Place the pakora on the air fryer basked which is already lined with parchment paper. The baking paper should have holes in it.
  • Pre heat the air fryer at 190C for 10 minutes.
  • Place all the slices on the air fryer basket
  • Air fry the bread pakora for 5-6 mins at 190 deg C.
  • 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,
I made a batter little thin(equal ratio of water and besan) and was able to cook these in 11-12 minutes, if you batter is little thick, it will take more time(4-5 minutes more)


Serving: 2g