Air Fried Bread Pakoda Recipe

Air Fried Bread Pakoda Recipe

40 Mins
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Learn to air fry the perfect bread pakoda with Chef Ajay Chopra


Looking for a delicious and healthy snack alternative?

Spice up your day with Chef Ajay Chopra’s air fried Bread Pakoda recipe! This tasty dish is made from readily available ingredients like potatoes, onions, and bread. The perfect combination of spices including garam masala and chilli powder adds tons of flavor to the pakodas without the extra fat or calories.

It's an easy-to-make dish that’s warmed up in seconds - so you can enjoy a hot snack anytime! And if you're looking for something extra special to impress your friends at parties, then this crispy treat could be just what you need. With its beautiful golden colour and amazing aroma it will definitely tantalise taste buds all around.

Cook amazing food with Chef Ajay Chopra’s Air Fried Bread Pakoda Recipe today!



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.


In conclusion, Chef Ajay Chopra's Air Fried Bread Pakoda recipe offers a delicious and healthier twist on a classic snack. With the use of an air fryer, you can enjoy the crispy goodness of bread pakodas without the guilt of excessive oil. This recipe not only satisfies your cravings but also ensures that you can indulge in a flavorful snack without compromising on your health.

For more mouthwatering recipes, be sure to check out Chef Ajay Chopra’s other culinary delights. Explore his courses and books to dive deeper into the world of culinary artistry. Start creating delicious dishes today!


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: What is the main ingredient in Bread Pakoda?

A1: The primary ingredients in Bread Pakoda are bread, potatoes, and various spices.


Q2: How do I make the stuffing for Bread Pakoda?

A2: To make the stuffing, you'll need boiled and peeled potatoes, spices, cashews, raisins, and green peas.


Q3: Can I make this recipe without an air fryer?

A3: Yes, you can deep fry the pakodas if you don't have an air fryer, but it will be less healthy.


Q4: How long does it take to air fry Bread Pakoda?

A4: It takes approximately 12 minutes to air fry Bread Pakoda at 180 degrees Celsius.


Q5: Is Chef Ajay Chopra's recipe suitable for vegetarians?

A5: Yes, this recipe is vegetarian-friendly.


Q6: Are there any alternatives to the spices mentioned in the recipe?

A6: You can customize the spices to your liking, but the mentioned spices provide a classic flavor.


Q7: Can I prepare the stuffing in advance?

A7: Yes, you can prepare the stuffing ahead of time to save time when making the pakodas.


Q8: Where can I find more of Chef Ajay Chopra's recipes?

A8: You can explore Chef Ajay Chopra's recipes and courses on his website or through his culinary books.