Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bread pakoda a.k.a nostalgia

Have 20 minutes to spare- make bread pakodas!




Now don't you go off on me now- it is fried and I love it. Bread pakoda is something that I crave often and I realized it happens when I am reminiscing about my undergrad days at Meera Bhavan in BITS, Pilani.

Bread pakodas were served for breakfast once every week (you honestly cannot expect me to remember which day of the week) and yours truly loved it so much that she would go the mess at 6:30 AM sharp!So when I think about those amazing 5 years I need to have my bread pakoda. It was a ride indeed, a ride that I shared with wonderful people.

After the accident I do not have very many memories from my younger years. The bits that I recollect and try to piece together are usually food related (funny, eh?) and I hold on to them dearly.

So here is  a tribute to those 5 years-

Bread Pakoda

Ingredients

2 slices bread, crust removed and sliced diagonally
1/2 cup chickpea flour (Besan)
1 tbsp brown rice flour
1 tsp omam/ajwain/carom seeds
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 tsp dried red chilli powder
salt to taste
water
Oil for frying

Heat oil in a pan for frying. While it is heating,

- Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add just enough water to make a paste such that when you dip the bread slice in, you get a nice layer of the paste on the bread
- Dip the bread slice one at the time (so that it does not get too soggy) and fry them
- Eat 'em any which way you like!!

That is all

Who would have thought that something as simple as this would hold some fond memories

Judgement: Of course, the wise guy missed it (made it the day before he got back from this conference)- so I am my own judge. It was awesome...what else can I say?

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