If you like bread pakodi, this is probably a healthier alternative. Easy to make for a quick snack especially if you have a few slices of leftover bread. And with a few chopped tomatoes, onions and capsicum it adds a lovely new taste altogether. Recipe from Indian Vegetarian Kitchen. Try it, add your twist to it. You cannot go wrong.
Bread Slices - 4 nos
Chick pea flour ( besan) - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Water to make a batter
Cumin seeds or powder ( optional ) - 1/4 tsp
Oil for shallow frying
Finely chop the following -
Onion - 1 medium
Tomatoes - 1/2
Capsicum 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Green chilies - 1 nos ( or red chili powder)
Mix all the ingredients to make a thin batter - like that of a pancake/dosa
Let it not be thick
Cut the bread slices diagonally
Meanwhile heat a pan and smear with oil
Give a quick dip of the bread in the batter. Do not keep it too long, it will crumble
And place on the medium hot pan. Allow to brown slowly
You can place the chopped tomatoes and onions if they did not stick to the bread on top
When underside is brown gently turn over and brown the other side.
Ensure that the pan is too hot. The batter needs to be cooked.
Have it hot with tomato sauce.