Band Baaja Baaraat is the latest romcom and also a hit from the YRF camp. I think the movie resonates with so many people because the characters are very real, the situations very real, and the things they do are what normal people would do like eating Bread Pakoda. It was also funny to see when Bittoo Sharma ordered their lunch, “do manchurian, ek veg, ek chicken, do chow mien, ek veg, ek chicken” That’s usually our order! Everytime, we order from the Thai place around the corner, I say “Two Pad Khi Maos one veg and one chicken” Anyhow, that’s not what this is about.
There is another scene in the beginning where Bittoo Sharma is trying to convince Shruti Kakkar to make him her business partner and swears on Bread Pakoda that he won’t be hitting on her and they will just remain business partners.
I did not grow up in the North and have no idea what Bread Pakoda even tastes like. It looked quite yummy while they were eating it. Ofcourse, as soon as Bittoo Sharma says “bread pakode ki kasam” my hubby says “can you make this at home? I haven’t had it in a long time” I roll my eyes thinking chalo one more food demand. Yet another thing he misses from back home and we can’t get it here. So I asked him to describe what it tasted like.
Here is the exact description he gave me:
“You take two slices of bread and stuff it with potato mixture, just like the ones for pau vada. The take the slices and marinate it in that besan thing with the red chilli and stuff and then fry it”
Great then! Since he is no good at cooking, I am going to have to try bread pakoda sometime soon to satisfy his craving. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and B turns into this little kid when he is craving something. Gently reminding me every other day with some like “yaar bread pakoda khaane ka bahot man kar raha hai” and all those other lines that make me say “allright I’ll try!”
The things I do to make B happy! So needless to say, I will be searching for recipes online and will be making something that sounds like B’s description. Sigh.