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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Crispy Sabudana Mixture
Nov02

Crispy Sabudana Mixture

  Ingredients • Sabudana – 1 cup • Cashews – 1/3 cup • Peanuts – 1/3 cup • Oil to fry – 2 cups • Chili powder – 1 tsp • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp • Dhania-Jeera powder – 1 tsp • Garam-Masala powder – ½ tsp • Black salt powder – As required • Powder sugar – ½ tsp (Optional) • Curry leaves – 2-3...

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Kachori
Oct01

Kachori

   Ingredients For cover • Plain flour (maida) – 1 ½ cup • Oil – 3 tbsp • Salt to taste • Cold water to knead the dough For filling: • Yellow moong dal washed and soaked for ½ hour – 1 cup • Garam masala – 1 tsp • Red chili powder – 1 tsp • Dhania (coriander) powder – ½ tsp • Coriander seeds crushed coarsely – ½...

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Fried Idly’s
Sep12

Fried Idly’s

  Description Idly's are traditionally steamed cooked. By frying them, they turn into an incredible snack!   Ingredients • 2 cups dried whole peas, or urad dahl • 2 cups rice • 1 tsp fenugreek   Preparation 1. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl. Traditionally idly's are made using urad dahl but because I cannot get that dahl where I live, I used whole dried peas, and it works just as...

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