Aloo tikki (potato patties)
Feb22

Aloo tikki (potato patties)

Ingredients • 4 medium potatoes • ¾ C bread crumbs • 2 Tbsp cornstarch/cornflour • ¾ Tsp cumin powder • ½ Tsp turmeric powder • ½ Tsp paprika • ¼ Tsp red chili powder (optional) • ½ Tsp garam masala • 1 Tbsp finely grated ginger • 2 hot green chilies, chopped • 1¼ Tsp salt • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves • Ghee/oil for pan frying To serve: • 1 recipe ChickPea Curry (chana masala) {look under grain dishes} • 1 recipe coriander...

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Khari/Namkeen Biscuit or Surti Makhaniya Biscuits
Feb15

Khari/Namkeen Biscuit or Surti Makhaniya Biscuits

  Ingredients • Wheat flour ½ cup (60gms) • All Purpose flour/Maida-1/2 cup (62gms) • Butter-1/2 or ¼  cup room temperature, unsalted-1 stick or ½ stick • Baking powder-1/4 tsp • Yogurt- 1-2 tbsp or more as needed if butter is reduced. • Caraway seeds (Shahi Jeera)- 1 tbsp. • Salt- ½ tsp • Sugar- 1 tsp   Preparation 1....

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Spicy Nuts
Feb07

Spicy Nuts

  These are best served warm and are a popular snack with drop-in guests. Serve with hot or cold beverages.   Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): a few minutes   Ingredients • Freshly fried Nut Medley – 2 cups (275 g)  • Salt – ½ teaspoon (2 ml)  • Garam masala – 1 teaspoon (5 ml)  • Vayenne pepper – ¼ teaspoon...

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Popcorn
Jan10

Popcorn

  Ingredients: • Ghee  • Popcorn • Salt   Preparation: 1. A pot with a heavy bottom and a tempered glass lid is ideal for this preparation. 2. First, add enough ghee to coat the bottom of the pot. Then add enough popcorn kernels to do likewise. A few more could have been added here, since there are still blank spaces: 3. Then cover the pot and leave it on high heat a few minutes until you can...

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Munchy Chickpea Flour Spirals with Sesame Seeds
Jan07

Munchy Chickpea Flour Spirals with Sesame Seeds

  This snack could easily become as popular as pretzels. It is a crunchy spiral, made from roasted chickpea flour and rice flour, shaped by forcing soft dough through a star-shaped nozzle or disk. A seviya machine is used to shape this and several other fried snacks in this chapter. It is available at Indian grocery stores. Because any star shape will do, you can also use a pastry bag fitted with a 5-star nozzle or a...

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Poha Mixture
Nov03

Poha Mixture

  Ingredients • 1½ C poha (flattened rice) • ½ C peanuts • ¼ C cashew nuts • Oil for deep frying • 1 Tbsp oil • ½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder • 2 dried red chilies • 1 sprig fresh curry leaves • ¼ Tsp turmeric powder • 1 Tsp salt • ½ Tsp sugar Preparation 1. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over moderate high heat. 2. Deep fry the...

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