These Bread Pockets is a simple yet easy teatime snack from the Malabar region of Kerala. Also known as Pocket Shawarma, it is a perfect Iftar/Ramadan snack too.
Ever since I moved back in with my parents my cooking schedule has gone for a toss. While I was the queen of my kitchen when I lived with my husband, here, my Mum is. Her utensils, kitchen appliances, and moreover, the arrangement, organization, and timetable. In the initial days, I kinda went crazy, especially with the pangs of separation from my soldier husband.
Today marks three and a half months without him and it sucks. Big time! How in a matter of minutes our fate changed. While I miss him like crazy, I am also grateful that I am at least home with my family and not being put up in an SF accommodation aka Separated Family housing. Hmmph!
Why this background of a story you may ask. These bread pockets are one of the first snacks I made in Mum's kitchen. My family loved them to bits and we also sent across to our extended family who lives next door which includes my little niece and nephew. Needless to say, the kiddos went gaga over it!
Bread pockets are an easy, no-fail recipe. I believe it is widely popular in the Malabar region and is often served as an Iftar or Ramadan snack. You may choose to use a filling of your choice.
Here, I have used a chicken mayo filling. If you want a vegetarian option, fill the bread pockets with a coleslaw. It would taste equally amazing.
Bread Pockets: Step by Steps Pictures
- To make Bread Pockets, first stack two slices of bread on top of each other. Gently roll with a rolling pin to flatten the slices.
- Using a round cookie cutter, cut a circle removing the bread crust.
- Use the bread crust to prepare fresh breadcrumbs.
- Shown in the picture.
5. To prepare the filling, marinate ground or finely chopped boneless chicken with salt, pepper, and red chili flakes.
6. Shallow fry in oil and remove once done. Shred the chicken.
7. In a bowl, take ¼ cup each of finely chopped green capsicum, tomatoes, grated cabbage, carrots, and shredded chicken.
8. Add ¼ cup Mayo and mix well.
9. To make the pocket, prepare bread circles as mentioned in steps 1-4.
10. Dip the circles in a beaten egg.
11. Coat these circles in breadcrumbs.
12. Deep fry in hot oil. They'll puff up and remove once it turns golden brown.
13. Slice the bread disc in half to obtain pockets.
14. Add a spoonful of filling and serve immediately.
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Milan Singhal says
This is a perfect tea time snack. Would definitely try.
Looks like a really delicious snack :),
I am surely trying this recipe next weekend. It is so simple yet looks so delicious. Never thought eating bread as a yummy deep fried snack will be so good.
Srishti Rajeev says
I had never tried bread with the egg dip and frying it. Looks yum! would try for sure. Appreciate how the images and the points co-ordinate. Extremely helpfu to understand.
Anecdotes of Mom Life says
I have had it at my friend's home in Mumbai and enjoyed it. I will try them now at home too.
Dr Bushra says
This looks so delicious and lip smacking. Indeed quick and easy recipe. Definitely gonna try soon.
Oh my Goodness!These look so sdelicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I shall definitely give this a try.
Neha Tambe says
Wow this looks delicious! I live your food photography. Can these be fried in an air fryer?
Tina Basu says
They look scrumptious and so tempting. I will make this.
Shail Thosani says
The recipe looks really interesting though being a vegetarian I would switch the chicken with paneer. But still would make an interesting recipe.
Pratikshya Mishra says
This is so delicious looking and so easy peasy... Thanks for the recipe.. Would try sometime after dussera...
Im literally drooling over the picture, and im happy i got your recipe, been wanting to get a perfect one since long. Totally saving it.
Cindy Dsilva says
Wow this is to cool. I make this with egg but have never made it like a pocket. Will surely try this one out.
Kinshoo Agrawal says
That looks like a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.