Easiest Garlic Bread Pakora – How to Make Garlic Bread Pakoda

post modified on July 19

Written by Puja

Garlic Bread Pakora is an extremely popular Indian tea-time snack and breakfast recipe that is quite simple to prepare. (Step-by-Step-Recipe)

You can make it without stuffing, with only bread and batter with garlic flavor, the recipe for which I am sharing today, or you can add a spicy potato or paneer filling. You can check out my Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe here.

Garlic Bread Pakora

About Garlic Bread Pakora:

It is the monsoons. It is that cusp during the day when the afternoon handshakes with the evening. Heavy rains had just handed over the reins to a slight drizzle as if to rest for a while. I am sitting in my balcony enjoying the drizzle as I count each drop of rain that falls onto the balcony’s parapet. With a hot cup of tea in one hand, I am enjoying the rain but…

Doesn’t it look like something is missing in this narration?

Yeah. It is the pakoras. Pakoras are always associated with a rainy day and a cup of tea/coffee. And that is what we have seen in our good old Bollywood movies as well.

Can it be any different in real life for we have always emulated movies in our real life?

For a generation who has hugely been influenced by nature, beauty, and movies, our real lives are a reflection of us that we often encounter in some of these movies.

Rewind.. onto pakoras.

While traditional onion pakoras normally find their way into the plates when we are enjoying the rain, I prefer something like the bread pakoras and some nice green coriander chutney.


Because every bite that I take of the bread pakora gives me a chance to enjoy the rain, the tea, and of course the pakoras, unlike the onion pakoras which is not more than a bite.

So, if you enjoy the rains and want to spend an evening in your balcony enjoying it, then you need to check out this bread pakora recipe of mine.

Garlic Bread Pakoda is a famous and popular Indian snack item that is made by the deep frying of bread slices with the flavor of garlic and onions.

You can make it without stuffing, with only bread and batter with garlic flavor, the recipe for which I am sharing today, or you can add a spicy potato or paneer filling. You can check out my Stuffed Bread Pakora Recipe here.

Here are some snack recipes that you may like – Aloo Samosa, Pazham Pori, Aloo Bonda, Soya Chunks Cutlet, Thekua Recipe, Nimki Recipe

Bread Pakora

Why you Should Make Garlic Bread Pakora?

Here are some of the reasons why you should make this recipe –

  • Perfect snack recipe for this Monsoon
  • The steps are simple, easy, and quick
  • Require only a few of the basic ingredients
  • Best tea-time snack
  • A nice snack recipe to try when guests are expected at your home
  • These pakoras are sure to please the kids!

Looking for Some more Snack recipes?

Snacks are a great way to keep your taste buds happy and to stop you from feeling hungry. Making your own snacks encourages you to eat healthy food. People nowadays are on the go most of the time, so convenience is important. There are many snacks that can be made in an instant and they are healthy snacks too. You might want to look at some of the popular snack items on my BLOG!

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Basic Ingredients Used to Make this Recipe:

You will need some of the very basic ingredients to make bread pakora. Like;

Bread: To make this delicious Indian snack, you could use brown bread or white bread depending on your choice.

Besan: Use fine and good quality besan to make this recipe.

Garlic: Garlic is the key ingredient in this recipe, so if you are looking for bread pakoda with garlic flavor in it. Make sure you use lots of garlic.

Ajwain: You can choose to skip the ajwain, however, it gives the pakora a wonderful flavor and makes it easy to digest.

Onion: I have used 1 finely chopped onion since I love onion in my bread pakoda’s. But you can skip it too.

Mustard Oil: Mustard oil enhances the flavor of bread pakoda, in fact I always prefer using mustard oil.

bread pakoda

Garlic Bread Pakora

Garlic Bread Pakora is an extremely popular Indian tea-time snack and breakfast recipe that is quite simple to prepare. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: garlic bread pakora
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Puja


  • 8 Bread slice
  • 2 Cup Flour/chickpea flour besan
  • 1/2 tsp Ajwain Carom seeds
  • 1/4th tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 nos Onion finely chopped
  • 10-12 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 5 nos Green Chili finely chopped
  • Coriander Leaves handful, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed to make a medium thick batter
  • Mustard Oil to deep fry


  • Cut the bread into two halves or in a triangle shape and set aside.
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  • Filter the gram flour and take it out in a big bowl.
  • Add water and make a paste which is neither too thick nor too loose (no lumps either).
  • Now add ajwain, turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves, green chili, onion and crushed garlic. Mix well.
  • Add crushed garlic.
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  • Heat oil in the frying pan.
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  • Dip each slice of the bread in gram flour paste and put it in the hot oil. (at a time you can fry 2 to 3 bread pieces)
  • Fry both the sides on a medium flame until golden brown.
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  • Once done take it out on kitchen paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Repeat the same steps with all the bread pieces. Fry from both the sides.
  • Your delicious Bread Pakoras are ready now.
  • Serve hot along with coriander chutney, tomato ketchup or tamarind chutney.
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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Bread Pakora
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 413mg12%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 18IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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