Nov 3, 2009



My idea of a perfect winter evening???? A nice lip smacking snack with a hot cuppa chai on the terrace with hubby dear…. Ahhh!!!! How yummily romantic… :D

And with drizzling rain outside and dropped temperatures I wanted to make something special… and the result of all the brain storming?? I came up with a unique snack and I am hoping that I am the first one to come with this idea :P … yummy chatpata sandwich pakoda.

I had some left over pudina chutney in the fridge which I made use for this snack.

You would require:

Bread - 4 slices (I used brown bread…..tasty and healthy)

For the batter:

Gram flour - 1 cup
Water - approximate quantity for the
Salt - adjust according to taste
Turmeric - ¼ tsp
Chilli powder - adjust according to taste

For the green chutney:

Pudina/mint - small bunch
Coriander leaves - small bunch
Garlic pods - 4 to 5
Tamarind - small piece
Sugar - ½ tsp
Salt - adjust according to taste
Chillies - 4 to 5.

(The use of chillies would depend on how hot you like your sandwich)

How to make it:

Grind all the ingredients for the green chutney into a fine paste. Try not to add water as the bread might become soggy if the chutney is too runny. Just add enough water to make it a paste.

Take each bread slice cut it into 4 triangles and keep them aside

Mix all the ingredients for the batter. The consistency of the batter should be such that it should coat the bread well. Not too runny…not too thick.

Take one bread triangle and spread the chutney over it. Cover it with another triangle to make a sandwich.

Dip it in the batter and coat well on all sides.

Now fry this in hot oil well on both sides until crisp and fried.

Serve with tomato sauce and chips or French fries


I have found that mixing any pakoda batter with cold water gives the pakodas a crispy texture. So you can avoid using baking soda.

Stocking on green chutney in the fridge can be helpful when you are in a hurry. It can be used in making sandwiches, as an accompaniment to snacks and also for making pudina rice.


If you are in a hurry or cant make pudina chutney you could probably substitute it with a sauce of your choice.


  1. Believe me this thing tastes heaven...


  2. Wow... GR88 recipe... All ur posts r awesome... Good...Keep it up!!