Air Fried Bread Pakoda Recipe

Air Fried Bread Pakoda Recipe

40 Mins
5-6 People
10 Mins

Air Fried Bread Pakoda Recipe


Indulge in the delectable flavours of Bread Pakoda prepared in the air fryer, a healthier twist on a classic Indian snack. This recipe guarantees crispy and flavorful pakodas with minimal oil usage, perfect for a guilt-free treat.



For pounded masala: 

Jeera 1 tsp

Coriander 1 tsp

Black pepper ½ tsp

Saunf 1 tsp

Salt ½ tsp


For Stuffing:

Oil 1 tbsp

Cashew 1 tbsp

Raisins 1 tbsp

Ajwain ½ tsp

Pounded masala 2 tbsp

Hing ½ tsp

Ginger chopped 1 tbsp

Green chilli chopped ½ tbsp

Green peas ¼ cup

Salt ½ tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Water as required 

Citric acid/ Tartari a pinch

Amchur powder 1 tsp

Potato boiled & peeled 3 pcs


For batter:

Besan 1 cup

Ajwain ½ tsp

Red chilli powder ½ tsp

Salt ½ tsp

Turmeric powder ½ tsp

Water as required 


For bread pakoda:

Bread slices 10-12 pcs

Paneer cut into slices 200 gms





Take a mortar and pestle to coarsely pound a mixture of jeera, coriander seeds, black pepper, saunf, and salt. 

This spice blend will infuse your dish with a depth of flavour that's truly delightful.


Next, heat some oil in a pan, add ajwain, and then the pounded masala, and sauté them to release their aromas. 

Follow this with the addition of hing, chopped ginger, and chopped green chilli, and sauté until they become fragrant.


Now, introduce the green peas into the mix and let them cook. 

Add more salt, red chilli powder, and a bit of water to create a flavorful base for your stuffing. 

Enhance the tangy notes with citric acid and amchur powder.


The star of this dish, mashed potato, joins the party along with fried cashews and raisins. Incorporate them beautifully into the masala to create a filling that's both creamy and texturally interesting.


With your stuffing ready, it's time to assemble the bharwa bread pakoda. 

Cut the paneer into thick slices and set them aside. 

In a bowl, create a thick besan (gram flour) batter by mixing besan, turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, ajwain, and water. 

This batter will give your pakodas that signature crispy coating.


To assemble the pakodas, take bread slices and apply a generous portion of the potato stuffing. 

Place a slice of paneer on top and complete the sandwich with another bread slice. 

Gently press the sandwiches with your palm to ensure they hold together.


Now, cut these sandwiches into your desired shapes and dip them into the besan batter, coating them evenly.


Preheat your air fryer and lightly brush the tray with oil. 

Place the bharwa bread pakodas on the tray, brush a bit more oil on top, and air fry them at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 12 minutes. 

This method ensures a healthier, less-oily outcome without compromising on taste.


Once they're golden brown and crispy, Bharwa Bread Pakodas are ready to be served. 

Pair them with some tangy tomato ketchup and zesty green chutney for a complete snack experience.