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Bread stuffed with Chicken Masala- Easy Bread Pola Recipe

Bread stuffed with chicken masala and cooked in a pan, more like a savory bread cake, this is known as Bread pola…

I’d already shared the recipe for making Kai pola (with plantain) and Erachi Pola (bread is made into a batter and cooked with chicken filling). The other day, while talking with my sister about some snack ideas, she told me about bread pola and asked me to use the bread slices as it is and then spread chicken filling over it. Wow, why didn’t I think about that? It was in deed an awesome idea and I was sure it would be easy to make.

So, I tried making bread pola and I fell head over heals, it was stunningly delicious. You just need to make the chicken filling and the rest of the preparation method is quite easy. Bread slices were dipped in egg and placed on the pan as the bottom layer. Chicken Masala was spread on it and again bread slices were placed over the chicken masala and cooked over low heat. The bread pola resembles to a cake and can be cut into slices. Tasted delicious and it was quite an easy snack to make.

Preparation Pictures

Chicken Masala

chicken filling

Bread slices, remove the brown sides

bread slices

Dip the bread in egg

Place bread as bottom layer without any gaps

bread caoted with egg

Spread chicken masala over the bread layer

layering chicken on bread

Place the bread layer over the chicken  masala

making bread stuffed with chicken

Flip it over onto a plate so that the bottom layer is on top of the plate, then slide the bottom uncooked layer into the pan

bread-stuffed with-chicken

Cooked bread pola

chicken-with chicken

Cut into pieces

Bread-stuffed with chicken

Bread stuffed with Chicken Masala- Easy Bread Pola Recipe
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Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: Indian
For marinating Chicken
  • Chicken breasts or boneless chicken- 2 breasts
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Chili powder- ½ to 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
For making Chicken Masala or filling
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped small- 3
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Salt- ½ tsp
For making Bread Pola
  • Ghee- 1½ tbsp
  • Bread slices, white or wheat- 6
  • Egg, beaten- 3 ( or use whites of 2 egg and 1 egg with yolk and white)
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  1. In a saucepan, combine the chicken with all the above mentioned spices 'for marinating chicken'. Cook covered till the chicken has cooked well and the water dries off. Let the chicken cool down.
  2. Shred the cooked chicken using a fork or wooden spoon without any lumps. Keep aside.
  3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add oil.
  4. Add chopped onions, season with salt and saute till translucent.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute till onions turn golden in color.
  6. Add the shredded chicken to the onions, combine well.
  7. Taste and add more salt if needed. If more spice is needed add more ground pepper or chili powder. Combine well.
  8. Add chopped cilantro, cook for a few seconds.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and keep aside.
For making Bread pola
  1. You could use white or whole wheat bread.
  2. Remove the brown sides of the bread.
  3. In a bowl, beat the egg with ground pepper and salt. You could either use 3 eggs (with white and yolk) or use whites of 2 eggs and 1 egg with the yolk and white.
  4. Use a small non-stick pan for making this.
  5. Place the pan over low heat.
  6. Add 1 tbsp ghee, let it melt and spread the ghee inside the pan (sides and bottom of the pan).
  7. Dip the bread slice in the egg and place it on the pan. Do not soak the bread in egg, just dip it and take it out.
  8. I placed 2 bread slices close to each other and halved the third bread to fit into the pan. Also, there shouldn't be any gaps between the bread slices.
  9. Evenly spread a few tablespoons of chicken masala over the bread layer.
  10. Again, place the bread slices dipped in egg over the chicken masala. Bread should fully cover the chicken masala.
  11. If there is any egg remaining, pour over the bread.
  12. Drizzle ½ tbsp ghee over it.
  13. Let the bottom bread layer turn golden brown in color for 3 to 4 minutes over low heat. Make sure the heat is low, else the bread will brown fast.
  14. Cover the pan with a plate and gently flip it over.
  15. The bottom bread layer will be on the top of the plate now.
  16. Gently, slide it into the pan using a flat spatula so that the uncooked top layer will become the bottom layer.
  17. Cook covered over low heat for 3 to 4 minutes till bottom layer turn golden brown in color as well.
  18. Again, cover the pan with a plate and flip it over. The bread pola in the form of cake would fall nicely on the plate.
  19. Let cool down and slice into desired shapes.
  20. Enjoy this savory bread stuffed with chicken masala.
There will be chicken masala left, you could make more bread pola.

Or mix the chicken masala with cooked potatoes, make into cutlets and pan fry or deep fry it.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...