Bell pepper Pakora with Nigella Seeds

Nigella seeds, or kalonji, have a peppery lemon flavor and are widely used in Bengali cooking, on their own or as part of the five-seed spice blend known as panch puran. Unfortunately, they are sometimes called “onion seeds” in Indian grocery stores, even though they nothing to do with onions. The nigella seeds should be left whole, so if you make the batter in a blender or food processor, stir them in after you transfer...

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Batter for All Pakoras
Mar05

Batter for All Pakoras

  Mixed vegetables pakoras are one of the most popular of all finger-food snacks. At home, they are not only a late-afternoon favorite at Tiffin time, but are also frequently served on entertainment menus, from holidays to wedding buffets. If you are frying several types of vegetables with one batter, here is a good choice. Made with chickpea flour, ground spices and ice water, the batter puts a crisp crust on fried foods. If you...

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Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai
Feb26

Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai

  Ingredients • Whole Black Lentils – 1 cup • Raw rice – 2-4 tsp • Ginger (grated) – 2 piece • Green chilies (finely chopped) – 3 • Curry leaves – few • Peppercorns (crushed) – 1 tsp • Cumin seeds (pounded gently) – 1 tsp • Asafetida – 1 pinch • Oil – for frying. Preparation 1. Soak lentils and rice in a vessel together for 20...

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Methi Gota
Feb25

Methi Gota

  Ingredients • Besan – 1 ½ cup • Coarse wheat flour – ½ cup • Freshly chopped fenugreek – 2 cups • Freshly chopped coriander – ½ cup • Green chilies – 4 • Salt –  to taste • Sugar –  to taste • Red chili powder – ½ tsp • Turmeric – 1/3 tsp • Asafetida – ¼ tsp • Garam...

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Sev Puri
Feb21

Sev Puri

  Ingredients • Flat Round Thin Puris (also available at Indian stores) – 12-15 • Small Potatoes boiled and cut into round pieces – 2-3 • Small Raw Green Mangoes finely chopped (optional) – 1 ½ • Small Cucumber (finely chopped) • Fine Thin Sev – 1 ½  cups • Fresh Bunch Cilantro (washed and finely chopped) – 1 ½  cup • Sweet Tamarind...

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Bread Masala Fried
Feb20

Bread Masala Fried

  Ingredients • Bread slices – 6 • Butter – As required • Mustard & urad dal – ½ tsp • Tomato – 1 medium size (chopped) • Curry leaves – 1 spring • Garam masala powder – ¾ tsp • Chili powder – ¾ tsp • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp(chopped) • Oil – 2 ½ tbsp • Salt to taste Preparation 1. Cut the bread...

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