Golden Pastry Chips
Nov21

Golden Pastry Chips

    In Bengal, this snack is sold everywhere, from shops and roadside hand-pushed carts to vendors carrying baskets on their heads and wandering from place to place. They are seasoned with one of three spice seeds: caraway, fennel or kalonji.   Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 30 minutes   Ingredients • Unbleached white flour –  1 ½ cups (175 g)  • Salt...

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Dahi Vada
Nov20

Dahi Vada

Ingredients •Curd (dahi)-150 grams- 3/4 cup •Vada-6 •Salt to taste •Black pepper powder-1/4 teaspoon •Red chilli powder-1/4 teaspoon •Water •Boondi to garnish Preparation:  1. Beat curd in a bowl & add water as required so that the curd is not very thick. 2. Add salt, red chilli powder & black pepper powder & mix well. 3. Add the vadas in another bowl containing water. 4. For the vada recipe, refer here. 5. Let them remain...

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Aloo tikki (potato patties)
Nov19

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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Spicy Nuts
Nov18

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
Nov17

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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Mathri
Nov16

Mathri

  Ingredients · Maida/All Purpose Flour- 2 cups, 250gms · Sooji (Semolina)- ½ cup, 83.5gms · Oil- 4 tbsp · Salt- 1 tsp or as per taste · Ajwain- 1 tsp · Water lukewarm- ½ cup or a little more   Preparation 1. In a food processor/in a bowl mix all the above dry ingredients. 2. Add lukewarm water and mix well. Remove from the food processor and knead for 5-8 minutes more....

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