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Tomato Pakoras
From: gunjan - India

My Mother and Grandmother

For filling

  • Tomatoes 2 (medium sized)(paste or puree)
  • Garlic Paste of 8 - 10 cloves of garlic
  • Ginger root 1/2" piece (in paste form)
  • Greeen Chillies 6 - 7 (finely chopped)(optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin seed 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil

For Pakoras

  • Bread slices - 5 (medium sized)
  • Gram flour - 2 table spoons
  • Rice Flour - 1 table spoon
  • Curd - 2 Table spoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli powder to taste
  • oil for frying

Cut the bread slices into four parts by cutting horizontally from the middle and then vertically from the middle, such that four equal pieces of bread are made. mix around i cup water in curd and dip the bread pieces in the curd. Drain extra curd and keep the bread pieces aside.


Heat oil in a saucepan and add cumin seeds and garlic paste. Fry the paste till brown. When done add tomato paste or puree. Cook till tomato pate becomes dark red and oil is seen on the pan, add ginger paste, green chillies and salt to it. Cover and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. The filling is done. Keep it aside and let it cool.

Put about one teaspoon filling on the bread pieces soaked in curd and cover it with another piece of soaked bread.

Mix Gram and Rice flour, salt cumin seeds and red chillies powder. Add water and make a batter of medium consistency. Dip the sandwich of bread pieces and filling in this batter and deep fry.

Serve hot with green corriander chutney.