Bread Pakora/Fritters is every ones favorite and if you are in India you can’t stay away from them. Pakora/Fritter is the most loved food around India and can see them everywhere in different forms.We Indians look for reasons to make Pakora at home. Whether its Rains or winters, Pakora with tea/masala chai is must for such weather. Rains and winters are the time you feel like indulging in this oily, fired, hot, spicy food, it’s like you crave for such foods during these days. While we all get busy eating our favourite food we generally forget to keep a check on the calorie intake. It is very important to keep a count of what you are eating out in winters as you tend to blindly go on eating and by the time winters are over, you are up with few kgs in your weight.
I am very particular about my calorie intake, specially these days I feel like eating all junk. Its really hard to resist junk food in this season and why to resist when you can make it in a healthy way. There are so many alternatives you can make your favourite junk food healthy. By switching the ingredients and opting different methods of cooking, you can actually make your food healthy yet tasty.
Coming back to Bread Pakora/Fritters, I have given this traditional Indian Fitter a healthier avatar. The preparation is very traditional like our Mom use to make with Besan/Gram flour, spices, onions and green chilli.
Twisting the ingredients a bit, here we would be mixing some Rava/Semolina to Besan/Gram flour to make them crispier. I have added some Hing/Asafoetida to make them digestible as we all know Asafoetida is great for digestion. Also instead of white bread, use whole wheat bread this will make your Bread Fitters healthy. I further made them healthy, changing the cooking technique. If you have a Airfryer you can make these in it but if you don’t, you need not worry. Instead of deep frying the fitters, just cook them greasing some Olive oil on a flat pan the way you make uttapam or dosa. This technique will result healthier oil free fritters.
I know you all love those deep fried, crispy fritters but these ones are no less and best part is you can indulge in them guilt free till your tummy say No(giggle). So next time you crave for Fritters, just make these healthy version and enjoy with a cup of Masala Chai.
- Prep time: 00 Hrs 10 Mins
- Cooking time: 00 Hrs 20 Mins
- Serves: 4 Person(s)
- Category: Veg
- Cuisine Type: Homestyle, Indian, Fusion
- Good for: Snacks
Ingredients & Quantity
- 1 cup besan/bengal gram flour
- ½ cup semolina
- 1 medium onion, Sliced thinly
- 2-3 green chili (or more as per taste)
- ¼ cup coriander leaves
- 1 tbs fennel seeds/Saunf
- 1 tbs carom seeds /Ajwain
- ½ tbs cumin powder
- 1 pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
- 1 tbs red chili (optional)
- ½ tbs turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 ½ cup Water (or more)
- Whole wheat bread, 4 slices
- 3-4 tbs olive oil
- Chat masala for sprinkle
How to cook?
- Take the bread slices and cut them in 4 halves
- Now take a deep bowl, mix besan/bengal gram flour, semolina, onion, green chili, coriander leaves, fennel seeds/Saunf, carom seeds /Ajwain, cumin powder, Asafoetida/Hing, red chili (optional), turmeric powder and salt.
- Pour water and mix well to make a smooth batter
- The batter should not be too thick and too flowy, maintain the consistency
- Now grease a non-stick flat pan with olive oil and let it heat
- Dip the squares of bread in the batter and place on the pan one by one
- Let them cook nicely till crisp, if required put some drops of oil towards the edges
- Flip them and let them cook from other side
- Once all the squares are done
- Serve your diet Bread Pakora/Fritters hot.
- Sprinkle some chaat masala over or serve with green chutney or your favorite tomato sauce.