Monsoons in Pune are so refreshing. They come after 4 months of hot and dry summer. It is so romantic when it rains for the first time. The smell of the soil when the rain drops hit the sun baked earth is something we cannot try to describe in words. It is something to experience, feel and take in. The temperatures dip so fast that suddenly you feel this urge to have a piping hot cup of tea with a hint of ginger and something really hot to go with it. Typically the Punekars enjoy the kanda bhaji or wada paav!! Hot tea served with wada paav and rains pouring outside is a guaranteed recipe to attain nirvana for the food lovers.
Dishes like kanda bhaji, pakoras, wada paav are very tasty but extremely oily. All of them are deep fried to get that crunchy crust outside. So we thought that we should come up with a less oily subsitute for these dishes but at the same time something that retains its taste. Remember, we want nirvana for the food lovers.
Bread Pattice is no exception, traditionally, bread pattice is deep fried. Imagine the amount of oil the bread can soak when deep fried, when you try to bite into it, the oil oozes out leaving your lips smacking 😉
We tried to keep everything as is and change the way bread pattice is cooked. Instead of deep frying the bread we simply pan fry them. It consumes only 2 to 3 percent of oil that you would have to use for making it the traditional way and voila, there is no change in the taste at all.
Recipe for the bread pattice:
Serves : 4